Power of Words Author Panel-Hasan Davis
ABOUT THIS EVENT
The Power of Words Author Panel brings together authors who utilize words to express powerful narratives, connection and musing from a diversity of lenses.
The event will be on Facebook Live!
The Power of Words Author Panel brings together authors who utilize words to express powerful narratives, connection, and musing from a diversity of lenses.
As we adjust to COVID19, this event will take place virtually, for the foreseeable future.
Our authors this month are siblings Hasan and Theresa Davis.
The authors will share selections from their work followed by a question and answer opportunity for the audience. Links to purchase books are listed below.
About our Authors
Hasan’s interest in the arts began as a young child watching his parents Alice Lovelace and Charles ‘Jikki’ Riley perform in the living room, on a crowded stage, or at art festivals. His mother encouraged him to explore his own voice and chronicle his experience as a young black man facing multiple social challenges. Words may have saved his life, allowing him a medium to balance his experience in a mad world. After an early arrest and eventual expulsion from Alternative school, Hasan Earned his GED and set out remake his world. Hasan moved to Kentucky to attend Berea College. Although he was expelled twice, he returned a third time, determined to prove that failure would not be his legacy. Hasan went on to earn his BA degree from Berea College and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law.
Hasan has been a teaching artist (theater and writing) with the Kentucky Arts Council, a touring artist with Alternate R.O.O.T.S. and a Chautauqua (touring Actor/Scholar) presenter with the Kentucky Humanities Council, Missouri Humanities Council, and Colorado Humanities. He is a founding board member of Kentuckians for the Arts, former Chair and current Executive Committee member for Alternate R.O.O.T.S. He has researched, written, and produced three Chautauqua Living History programs and has performed more than 500 shows in 37 states. In 2016 Hasan wrote his first book, "Written Off: How One Man’s Journey Through disability, delinquency, and poverty are transforming The Juvenile Justice System". His latest publication is a children’s book from Capstone Publishing titled "The Journey of York: The Unsung Hero of the Lewis and Clark Expedition".
More on Hasan Davis Books
Theresa is an author and performance poet residing in Atlanta Georgia. As an educator for over 30 years, Davis now combines her teaching and writing styles to teach poetry workshops for teens and adults. A veteran slam poet, she held the title of Women of the World Slam Champion in 2011.
Drowned: A Mermaid's Manifesto, her second book of poetry with Sibling Rivalry Press, was voted as one of 2017 Books All Georgians Should Read. Creative Loafing voted her Best Local Poet and Best Spoken Word Artist, many times. She is the host of the award winning open mic Java Speaks in Decatur, and is the Literary Director for the ArtsXchange. Theresa also produces Poems and Pasties and MadMen & Poets variety shows focused on collaborating with the thriving Atlanta performance arts community.
Theresa’s one-woman show “Then They’ll Tell You it’s all in Your Head” will premier October 8, 2020, as a part of 7 Stages Home Brew Virtual series.
After this we go dark
*This event is moderated by Theresa Davis, Literary Director and the author of “After This We Go Dark” and “Drowned: A Mermaid’s Manifesto” published with Sibling Rivalry Press.