I know we haven’t updated this site as much as we usually do. Rest assured, we are still here. We are still a group, working together like limbs, alive and kicking. We apologize. For these past few weeks, we all have been busy with various tasks and life events. As for Steph and I, we moved to Los Angeles! No more commuting from Orange County! It is time to delve deeper into the spoken word scene here.
Now is time better late than never for some updates on where we are and where we will be going as forWord.
Currently, we are on a short break from performance requests until October. We will be using this time to reflect and reevaluate where we are as individuals and as a collective. All the while, hopefully we get bitten by the inspiration bug more than once. By October, we will be back in full force with energy restored and ready to be released!
If you wish to book us for an event in October and beyond, feel free to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As for our past events, we are behind with a few of our reflections for Poetrypalooza, Natural High’s Birthday Celebration for Osmith, and Anti-Pop. So if you wish to know how everything went down and what we personally thought of the event, we will be posting those up in due time.
For the time being, please mark your calendars down for ¡DUENDE! Presents: This Is For Our Youth on Friday, September 30th in Long Beach, CA. forWord will be featuring with emerging spoken word artists and musicians such as:
+ Mae Ramirez
+ Kasi Teyana
+ Big Brother
+ Michelle Denise Jackson
+ Black Noise
+ Brandon Melendez
+ Antonio “Paz1” Appling
+ Divine Daughters
This will be a fundraising showcase to help promote and support the development of the 2012 Long Beach Youth Slam Poetry Team for Brave New Voices! You can find more information here.
For future reference, if you notice we are lagging here on Tumblr (although we will do our best to not do so), you can also “like” our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/forwordcollective and/or “follow” us on Twitter at fWcollective.
So until next time!
- Eddy M. Gana Jr.