Grace C. Ocasio

Grace C. Ocasio
Grace C. Ocasio’s educational background is primarily academic.  She taught several levels of English Composition part-time and full-time at Central Piedmont Community College from 1995 to 2003.  In addition, she also taught remedial, first-level and second-level college English at York Technical

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My name is Grace: I like to write.


Program description

Program Description: (Performance) Poet/Performer Grace C. Ocasio is at home reciting in cafes, libraries, and poetry slam venues as well as colleges and universities. Her performance style is part Gil Scott-Heron, part Angela Davis, two early role models of hers. She draws a lot from history when writing her poems. For example, she has written on the colonial Native American figure Matoaka


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Program Detail

Program type: Workshop
Artistic Discipline: Literary Arts
Cultural Origin: American
Subject: English, Theatre Arts
Population served: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

throughout the year

Available times:

10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Space / technical requirements:

sound system with one microphone


at your school

Fees / Ticketing:

$150 per performance


NC Standard Course of Study:

W4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (In my case, I will be presenting my original poetry that will be suitable for a young audience.)

SL4 Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (In my case, I will enunciate [stress] words that are critical to the poem’s meaning, pause at parts in the poem when I’d like for students to slow down and dwell on the words spoken.)

L1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. (In this case, students will follow the poem and notice that most lines of the poem combine to create complete sentences.)

NC Essential Standards:

Theatre C1 Use movement, voice, and writing to communicate ideas and feelings.
Theatre A1 Analyze literary texts and performances.
Theatre CU.1 Analyze theatre in terms of the social, historical, and cultural contexts in which it was created.


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes


Irene Honeycutt Professor Emeritus Central Piedmont Community College 704-289-8636

Liz Rogers Discipline/Program Chair, Journalism and Broadcasting and Production Technology (704) 330-6063 Central Piedmont Community College P.O. Box 35009 Charlotte, NC 28235-5009

Lenard D. Moore Associate Professor, English (919) 658-7846 University of Mount Olive 634 Henderson Street Mount Olive, NC 28365

Cancellation Policy

I charge half my fee, which would be $75.00, in the event of a cancellation on the part of a given school if cancellation takes place less than ten days prior to the event.