USU Program Council: Poets Lounge — Gina Loring

October 18, 2012

Gina Loring is an accomplished poet, vocalist, actress, and workshop facilitator. As guest poet of the American Embassy, she has traveled to Kuwait, Russia, West Africa, Denmark, Turkey, Greece, Ireland, and England. She was featured on two seasons of HBO’s Def Poetry, as well as on BET’s Lyric Cafe and TVOne’s newest hit show Verses and Flow. Moreover, she was a writer-in-residence at Hedgebrook and is currently a volunteer creative writing teacher with InsideOUT Writers. She is featured on De La Soul’s album Are you in? and The Brand New Heavies album We Won’t Stop. She was also a writer/performer on Norman Lear’s nationwide Declare Yourself poetry tour.

Gina earned her B.A. from Spelman College and her M.F.A. from Antioch University.

This event is free.

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