Here is information about my book release party! I’m so happy and can’t wait and I sure hope my nerves aren’t to bad for the poetry reading!!.
Ivy Writer Media is pleased to announce the release of Exhale: Wordz From Tha’ Soul (Amani Publishing) by author and poet, Alesica Smith, a Cleveland native (www.poetikempress.com).
Known as the “Poetik Empress”, Ms. Smith will be debuting her first book of poetry at a book release party on Friday, February 6, 2009 from 6-9pm, at The Underground, 75 Public Square in Cleveland, Ohio. You are invited to share in the inviting sounds of jazz along with good food as the Poetik Empress shares her thoughts on the mic.
As a long time resident of Wickliffe, Ohio, Alesica discovered her love for writing at a young age when she penned her first story called “The Duck Who Loved Rainbows” for a class project. Having put her own dreams on hold for years as she tended to family and other personal obligations, Alesica found that she was unable to share her gifts with the world. Having overcome obstacles such as being hearing impaired, being labeled a slow learner during her early years as a child, and being told by a teacher that she could never learn another language because she could barely speak English, Alesica has compiled a book of poetry that reflects her struggles, trials, and tribulations, that life often brings our way. As a “30-Something” woman, Alesica states that, “I am thankful that God has given me another chance to share what could be my greatest moment in life, with others!”
Inspired by her three children and having almost lost her life to chronic asthma, Ms. Smith feels that all of her experiences in life have given her the strength to understand that life is too short and that writing helps her fulfill her goals and purpose in life, as well as the encouragement to pursue her other artistic talents that include drawing and painting.
Please visit www.poetikempress.com for a sample of her poetry. Ms. Smith is available for readings and book signings and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org , through her Personal Assistant, Ms. Marshette Anderson, 216.210.2710, email@example.com or through Ms. Kellea Tibbs at Ivy Writer Media at firstname.lastname@example.org