About

100_17659781475979770_COVER_FQA.indd

Maria James-Thiaw is an award winning poet, performer and professor. She is the author of several significant publications including poetry collections: Windows to the Soul (Shippensburg University Press, 1999), Rising Waters (Shippensburg University Press, 2003) and her latest, Talking “White” (postDada Press, 2013.) In 2006, she produced an independent CD of spoken word and music entitled FREEverse. Her poetry and reviews have been published in a variety of literary journals including Black Magnolias, New Letters, Love Your Rebellion and One Trick Pony Review.Teaching

As a performance poet, Maria gracefully bridges the gap between stage and page by delivering her well-crafted lyric poetry with the dramatic power of a seasoned spoken word artist. Since the mid-1990s, she’s been ‘blessing the mic’ at venues throughout the East Coast and in Auvillar, a village in the South of France where she studied poetry through the VCCA in 2011. That experience served as inspiration for many poems in Talking “White.”

Maria James-Thiaw is committed to teaching excellence in both community and college settings. She has over 10 years experience as a full time professor of humanities and communications at Central Penn College, where she founded the creative writing club and edits an online student literary journal called The Central Pen. She holds a Master’s degree in Communications Studies from Shippensburg University (2003) and a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Goddard College (2009.)

If you seek a chamGiving Speechpion for diversity, an inspirational artist and a transformative workshop leader or student centered educator, book Maria James-Thiaw for your upcoming cultural event! For more information contact: events@mariathepoet.com.

1 thought on “About”

  1. http://mentalnotes1.wordpress.com/2013/07/21/2264/

    Thanks for the work shop friday night, here is the finish product.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 147 other followers