May Featured Poet: Ladi Glori. We are holding this month's poetry event via Zoom on Wednesday, May 27 from 6-8 pm. No registration needed. For ages 14+. Zoom meeting link and details will be provided closer to the time of the event.
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About Ladi Glori
"My passion pursuit for truth began with a three-part promise to myself, spoken into a broken mirror. 'Say yes to yourself each and every time you are moved to share your truth. When the time comes... Someone will ask to hear it. Say yes to them, too... Everytime. Rinse and repeat'. After just one 'yes' to myself, I was indeed face to face with another human being, tasked with fulfilling the second half of her oath. Honoring myself with that first 'yes' meant that I would never ask to be heard again. A poet was born."
Ladi Glori is an innovative Baltimore-based spoken word artist, actress, author and host. Performing on stage as a poet since 2009, Ladi Glori combines dynamic performance and message-filled activism.
Clinging to her love for musical expression, she released the hip-hop/spoken word CD ‘Mute the Background’ and performed with the band “Funk Out the Trunk” in 2011.
She was published in the anthology ‘Below the Belt’, received an Editor's Choice Award For Outstanding Achievement in Poetry (presented by the International Library of Poetry), was named a top ten poet of Central PA by Jump Street (an art organization based in Central PA) and recipient of the Never Stop Dreaming Award (Presented by the Minority Business Network).
She released her first book/anthology, Ms. Read The Plight of A Poet in 2014. She has been interviewed and mentioned in the Baltimore Sun and York Dispatch. Ladi has been featured on cultural arts radio and television shows such as Culture and Main (WRCTV),The Evolution of Perspective (Blog Talk Radio) and Baltimore Flava Radio (Radioonfire).
Ladi Glori was a member of the touring production 'Becoming Human; Voices to End Rape Culture’. She is also known for her heart-wrenching performances in plays like Smalltimore, Only In America and Speak to My Soul: A Montage of Voices.
Ladi Glori has served as Master of Ceremonies at concerts that speak to the power and vibrance of culture, such as The Imani Concert, Equality Fest and Central Penn College Poetry Slam. She has toured as a featured spoken word artist at small and large venues across PA, Maryland, DC,Virginia and the Carolinas (universities, festivals, concerts, rallies, open mics, etc). Ladi Glori's passion on stage is only superseded by her urgency to address fairness (in a world of seesaw imbalances) through empathy, self-love and unapologetic truth.