“Fire In the Spirit” Book by Abena Disroe
Known as High Priestess of Poetry is a Spoken Word Artist, Playwright, Radio Broadcaster, Conflict Revolutionist, Leadership Development
Development Trainer, Children’s Storyteller, Asset Mapping Specialist, Restorative Justice Worker for Youth and Elders, Community Activist, Gardener, Healer of People and Communities, and much more….
Abena is the founder of The Poets Den, an Open Mic venue that focuses on educating, and tapping into the creative spirit of artists and those who want to strengthen their art form. Abena hosted the 2nd Annual Spoken Word Expo where poets from across the United States came to together in St. Louis, Missouri, she Opened all four (4) show on the east coast with Jazz Legend Angela Bofill, and was featured on cable show to open up for the Jazz Legend Patti Austin. Affectionately called The High Priestess of Poetry, many have seen Abena perform at the Nuyorican Poets Café in New York, National Theater and Source Theater in Washington, DC, Port Au Prince, and Haiti International Radio Station.
Last year Abena Disroe was just appointed through the Global Prosperity and Peace Initiative (GPPI) as Peace Ambassador for Washington, DC. For more than ten (10) years, Abena served as Storyteller for Everybody Wins, INC. where she visited over 17 schools every year to increase the interest, and thirst in reading in the youth, founder of Voices with Vision which earned an nomination for the Mayors Arts Award for new and outstanding emerging artist, and also selected as one of America’s Most Outstanding Women with all of her community projects, and spirit of empowerment of not only her community but communities throughout Washington, DC and the World. Abena has just completed her completed her book, which is now for sale on Amazon, or with Abena ~ You can get your autographed copy of “FIRE IN THE SPIRIT” a book of selected Poems.
Is the embodiment and definition of Community Empowerment, organizational leadership, creativity, and compassion. She is endowed with a myriad of skills and capacities which she applies with such grace and determination that she has been dubbed the Community Communicator, The High Priestess of Poetry, and the Spirit of the People. In her more than 30 years of dedicated local, regional, national, and international service.
Abena has a B.S. in Mass Communications from Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, graduated as an Events Management Planner from George Washington University from the School of Business and Management. Abena spent years at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced, and International Studies (SAIS), in Washington, DC conducing workshops in Leadership Development, Conflict Resolution, and Asset Mapping. As an Art/Poetry Therapist, and Youth Empowerment Facilitator and Spiritual Leader with the gift of being able to bring. Ms. Disroe is a treasured and accomplished Cultural Ambassador, Organizer and Spiritual leader with the gift of being able to bring diverse people together to work and collaborate successfully.
Andrew Turner was born in l944 in Chester, Pennsylvania. He was a graduate of Temple University’s Tyler School of Art. Andrew’s work has been widely acclaimed, with many solo exhibitions and participation in group exhibitions. He has taught art in grades K-1 2 in the Chester, Pennsylvania Public Schools and in correctional centers. Andrew Turner Artwork click here
Romare Howard Bearden was born on September 2, 1911, to (Richard) Howard and Bessye Bearden in Charlotte, North Carolina, and died in New York City on March 12, 1988, at the age of 76. His life and art are marked by exceptional talent, encompassing a broad range of intellectual and scholarly interests, including music, performing arts, history, literature and world art. Bearden was also a celebrated humanist, as demonstrated by his lifelong support of young, emerging artists. See Bearden Artwork click here