Prove It!

LITERARY ART

Charan Morris has performed as a feature poet for various audiences throughout Chicago, New York City, Washington DC, Philadelphia and Virginia and shared a stage with artists such as Gill Scott-Heron, The Last Poets, Lemon Anderson, Ishle Yi Park, Baba Israel, Toni Blackman, Kelly Tsai, Tara Betts, Taalam Acey and others. She has taught creative writing workshops to underserved youth.

SELECTED PERFORMANCES FROM 2008-2011
  • S.W.A.P. 2011 & 2012 Production         New York, NY
  • Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon New York, NY
  • Creative Alliance at The Patterson       Baltimore, MD
  • Schomburg Center                               New York, NY
  • The African American Museum            Hempstead, NY
  • University of CA Los Angeles (UCLA)   Los Angeles, CA
  • Cave Canem Literary Foundation         Brooklyn, NY
  • BAM (Brookyln Academy of Music)      Brooklyn, NY
  • James Madison University                    Shenandoah Valley, VA
  • Black Pride Poetry Slam (winner)         Chicago, IL
  • The Westchester Arts Council              White Plains, NY
  • Adriala Gallery/MoCADA Museum       Brooklyn, NY
  • New York University                             New York, NY
  • Busboys & Poets                                  Washington, DC
  • Revolution Books                                 New York, NY
  • LGBT Center                                        New York, NY
  • The Gala Theater-Tivoli                        Washington, DC
  • Bowery Poetry Club                             New York, NY
  • Baha’i Center                                       New York, NY
  • Brownstone Books                               Brooklyn, NY
  • La Pregunta Café                                  New York, NY
  • Rikers Island                                         New York, NY
  • WOW Café LGBT Art Space                New York, NY
  • Nuyorican Poets Café                          New York, NY
  • Slam Semi-Finalist
  • Brooklyn College                                  Brooklyn, NY
  • Sputnik                                                 Brooklyn, NY
  • DC Poetry Festival                                Washington, DC
  • Rock The Block Brooklyn Fest             New York, NY
  • Soundbites Poetry Festival                   New York, NY
  • Jackson Heights Poetry Festival          Queens, NY
  • Black Women’s Arts Festival                Philadelphia, PA
  • Urban Bush Women’s Fundraiser        Brooklyn, NY
  • Bronx Museum of the Arts                     Bronx, NY
  • Barnard College                                    New York, NY

PUBLICATIONS

  • InDigest October 2012
  • Kweli Journal September 2012
  • Sinister Wisdom: A Multicultural Journal by & for Lesbians Summer 2012
  • The Gallatin Review 2004
  • New York University’s Brownstone Magazine 2003, 2004

EDUCATION

Masters of Education, June 2007                        City College of New York                    Secondary English Education                             Graduate Department of English Ed.

Bachelor of Arts, May 2004                                  New York University                       Race, Education & Society                                 Gallatin School of Individualized Study

FELLOWSHIPS

      • LAMBDA Literary Foundation Fellowship for Emerging LGBT Voices  2011-12

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ON TEACHING POETRY FOR EDUCATORS

Columbia Teachers College, New York, New York

      • Guest Facilitator: The Teaching of Writing Non-Fiction (Workshop topic: teaching poetry) 2009
      • Guest Lecturer/ Facilitator: Teaching English in Diverse Social-Cultural Context (Workshop topic: teaching poetry) 2008

POETRY WORKSHOPS TAUGHT

Vanguard High School: Julia Richmond Complex, New York, NY

      • Poetry Workshop Facilitator Feb-June 2010 to present
      • Development of curriculum/lesson planning for a semester long poetry workshop for high school students

Library Writing Workshop Series: Wadleigh Secondary School, New York, NY

      • Poetry Workshop Co-Facilitator March-May 2009
      • Recruited prospective students for after school poetry workshop
      • Developed curriculum for an eight week poetry workshop for high school students
      • Co-facilitated each workshop with the school librarian

Children’s Aid Society: Dunlevy Milbank Community Center, New York, NY

      • Poetry Workshop Co-Facilitator September 2002-June 2003
      • Assisted in the development of curriculum/lesson planning for a six week poetry workshop for formally incarcerated youth
      • Co-facilitated each workshop with a team of four instructors
      • Served as liaison between workshop group and sight- coordinator

ON RADIO PERFORMANCES

      • WBAI Radio Speaker: Poetry in Dedication to Deceased African-American Poets 2008
      • WHCR Radio Speaker: Performance of Student Inspired Poetry & Integration of Hip-Hop in classroom curriculum 2008

 

 

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