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 Write Performance & Each One Teach One Workshop


Program description

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. Examples of historical/contemporary figures she has written on include Matoaka (famously known as Pocahontas),


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Program Detail

Program type: Workshop
Artistic Discipline: Literary Arts
Cultural Origin: American
Subject: English, Music, Social Studies / History, Theatre Arts, Visual 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:

classroom space/blackboard or whiteboard/CD/DVD player and/or TV equipped with CD/DVD player


at your school

Fees / Ticketing:

$150 per performance/$150 per workshop ($300 total)


NC Standard Course of Study:

R2 Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas. (In our case, we will examine how and when the elements of poetry appear in any given poem.)

W3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective techniques, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences. (In our case, we will work from a writing prompt; students will develop a poem based on the prompt.)

SL3 Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric. (In our case, we will discuss perspective in a poem: if the poem is told from first-person, second-person, or third-person point of view and how a specific point of view impacts the meaning of the poem.)

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

Cancellation Policy: I charge half my fee price, which would be $150.00, performance and workshop combined, 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.