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Friday, October 17 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Poetry Reading and Performance by Gina Loring

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“GINA LORING IS ONE OF THE BEST POETS OF HER GENERATION. HER WORDS ARE RICH WITH HUMOR, RAGE AND RHYME. HER VOICE IS ORIGINAL AND BRAVE. HER HEART IS ON FIRE.” - EVE ENSLER, Tony Award winning playwright, performer, activist, author of The Vagina Monologues

“DID YOU EVER SEE A DREAM SINGING? WELL, I DID … SHE’S GINA LORING.” - NORMAN LEAR, Emmy Award winning writer, activist, philanthropist
“SHE’S LOVELY. SHE’S TALENTED. SHE’S GINA LORING.”

- MOS DEF, Grammy Award nominated hip hop recording artist, activist, Golden Globe Award nominated actor

Gina Loring is an accomplished poet, vocalist, songwriter, and workshop facilitator. She has guest lectured at countless colleges, universities, and high schools nationwide. As guest poet of the American Embassy, she has traveled to Kuwait, Russia, West Africa, Denmark, Turkey, Greece, Ireland, England, and Tunisia. She was featured on two seasons of HBO’s Def Poetry, as well as on BET’s Lyric Cafe and TVOne’s Verses and Flow. With a B.A. from Spelman College and an M.F.A. from Antioch University, Gina served as poet-in-residence at Culver Academies and writer-in-residence at Hedgebrook.

She is a volunteer creative writing teacher with Inside Out Writers, working with incarcerated teens. Her work is featured on De La Soul’s album, “Are you in?” and The Brand New Heavies album, “We Won’t Stop,” and she was a writer/performer on Norman Lear’s nationwide “Declare Yourself” poetry tour. She lives in Los Angeles, and she believes in mermaids. Visit her at: www.ginaloring.com

**FREE for Richard Bland College Students with ID.

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Friday October 17, 2014 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Richard Bland College - Barn Theatre 8311 Halifax Road | Petersburg, VA 23805