Experience The Power of Black Girl Shattered!
A Celebration of Women's History Month
Mbembe Milton Smith Poetry Series featuring Sheri "Purpose" Hall
Poetry Performance / Artist Talk / Book Signing
Thursday, March 30th, Reception 6:00pm / Reading 6:30pm
Black Archives of Mid-America
1722 E. 17th Terrace
Kansas City, MO 64108
Sheri "Purpose" Hall, an ArtsKC Fund grant recipient, is a spoken word artist who is currently traveling to the 2017 Women of the World Poetry Slam in Dallas TX. One of her first orders of business upon her return will be a poetry and book signing at the Black Archives of Mid-America. Her poetry intends to paint images of life and imagination that allows the reader to travel to different worlds while gaining a better understanding of the world.
Black Girl Shattered, the third book by spoken word artist Sheri Purpose Hall, effortlessly weaves her spirituality, black consciousness, and femininity into a tapestry of fully poetic words that are part memoir, part Black Studies thesis, part feminist manifesto, and part sacred text. By exploring the root causes of misfortunes that have been engineered to break the spirit of every woman—and revealing a path that leads to the beauty of mending—she ministers to all women (and men) while also speaking directly to issues that are both unique and specific to the black woman. This collection of poetry, prose, epistles, and essays is built on the kind of raw honesty designed to reveal, refresh, and uplift.
This event is free and open to the public but attendees are encouraged to RSVP