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Connect Speaker Series: Teré Fowler-Chapman
October 12, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm$5
Our ten week speaker series was created with the intention of inspiring creatives of all backgrounds, of all expertise levels not only through a panel discussion but also through an interactive attendee to speaker experience.
In this sixth discussion, Teré Fowler-Chapman of Words On The Avenue will be speaking on how your community plays a vital role in your ideas success, sustainability and growth! If you have an idea, tending to it in your own backyard is essential.
Words on the Avenue’s founder, Teré Fowler-Chapman is a gender fluid writer, activist, and playwright—by way of sonoran desert | by way of boot’s bayou. This poet was the first African American executive director of the Tucson Poetry Festival. This poet thinks that being the first is uncool. They took over their grandfather’s legacy and published their first chapbook, Bread &, released by Hope Etcetera Press in Spring 2017. They are a National Arts Strategies’ Creative Community fellow, and a current “Bettering American Poetry 2016” nominee. They are an educator, a wife, and a family man. You can find Teré or their work forthcoming or published in/on: University of Arizona’s VOCA, University of Houston-Victoria’s Downtown Art Series, TEDxTucson, Tucson Weekly, Feminist Wire, Arizona Public Media’s PBS & NPR, KXCI National Radio Station, Literary Orphans & more.