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Natasha Miller is a passionate 28- year-old Detroit, MI native, writer, performance poet, author, publisher dedicated activist, producer, and actress. Since her debut, just over five years ago, Natasha has proven to be a poetical powerhouse. After one year on the performance circuit, in 2007, she was crowned Detroit Poetry Slam team’s Grand Slam Champion, and has been a member of four National Poetry Slam teams.
Natasha has awed audiences across the country at universities, festivals and numerous venues including slams and shows like the famous Nuyorican Poets Café in New York, Vancouver Poetry slam, Seattle poetry slam, Girl Fest Hawaii and Chicago’s Green Mill. She has premiered on stages with celebrity actors and comedians Oscar award winning Mo’nique, Star of the movie “Paper Hearts” Charlyne Yi, Brandon T. Jackson, actor Malcolm Jamal Warner, legendary poet Jessica Care Moore, hip-hop artist Talib Kweli, and many more. Mo’Nique, impressed, personally invited Natasha to feature on her radio show. In 2010, she starred in a national commercial campaign for Sprite. In the same year, she released her solo spoken word album “Poetry for Change,” and featured in the stage play “The Revolution’s In The Ladies Room” produced by Jessica care Moore.
Natasha is currently the #8 female slam poet in the World. In July of 2012 Natasha was one of the 12 Detroit performing artist selected out of hundreds to become a 2012 Kresge artist fellow and be rewarded with a fellowship, and prize of twenty five thousand dollars. She now produces the popular “Its Not About You” Poetry Slam Series. Recently she started her own publishing company “All I Wanna Say Publishing”, in 2010 she published her first book of quotes “Dreams Of A Beginner”, and in 2011 she published her second book “Coming Out of Nowhere” a Social Networking Memoir that allows readers to mentally and emotionally “log-in” to their favorite websites (Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube) and view the opinions of others on love, hate, suicide, tragedy, politics, religion, cyber-bullying, entertainment, mental illness, freedom of choice, homophobia, and all other things surrounding homosexuality by simply turning a page. She is currently working with famous writer and director Dream Hampton to produce her first documentary “TransParent” that focuses on prostitution and displacement in the transgender community.
Tonight we’re at the Alternative Library!
1417 Railroad Avenue (next door to Casa Que Pasa)
Bellingham, WA 98227-9719
http://altlib.org/ :: (360) 312-4287
Doors and sign-up at 7:30pm. Poetry begins at 8:00pm sharp!
Bring poetry and feel free to sign up to read it!
Tonight’s feature is Natasha Miller
Tonight’s host is TBA
Free to the public, but we do pass a jar around to collect donations to help pay for things like visiting poets and the occasional publication.