Grace C. Ocasio
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My name is Grace: I like to write.
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... View more
throughout the year
10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
sound system with one microphone
at your school
$150 per performance
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.)
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.
Irene Honeycutt Professor Emeritus Central Piedmont Community College 704-289-8636
Liz Rogers Discipline/Program Chair, Journalism and Broadcasting and Production Technology firstname.lastname@example.org (704) 330-6063 Central Piedmont Community College P.O. Box 35009 Charlotte, NC 28235-5009
Lenard D. Moore Associate Professor, English email@example.com (919) 658-7846 University of Mount Olive 634 Henderson Street Mount Olive, NC 28365
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.