Sat, Apr 11|
Woodridge Neighborhood Library
BEING FEARLESS: A BOOK SIGNING AND POETRY SLAM WITH AUTHOR , PERFORMER JOY JONES
If you have weak. wobbly knees and a loud, pounding heart when you face an audience--that's a good thing, says Joy Jones, author of "Fearless Public Speaking." She'll explain why at this dynamic Saturday event where she signs her book and leads the audience in a Poetry Slam. BE THERE!
Time & Location
Apr 11, 2020, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Woodridge Neighborhood Library, 1801 Hamlin St NE, Washington, DC 20018, USA
About the event
An education and entertaining morning with author Joy Jones, as she takes the audience through the fine points of setting aside the fear of public speaking, sending stage fright on an indefinite vacation. Then, she heads a Poetry Slam session. the top two winners will receive a special gift, including a free copy of Ms. Jones' book.
"Fearless Public Speaking" is written principally for middle-school age children. However, there is much for others to learn about the art of public speaking and public expression. Ms. Jones and her book have received national accolades, including from other writers like Mary Quattlebaum, children's author and creative writing professor. "When Joy Jones speaks, the audience listens--and learns. Jones bring her skills and know-how as a public speaker, performer, and slam-poetry coach to this lively, informative guide."
Joy Jones is an author, performer and educator, who graduated magna cum laude from the University of Detroit. Currently, she works for DC Public Library and is the director of the arts organization, The Spoken Word.
She has appeared in numerous venues including The Smithsonian Anacostia Museum, Georgetown University, Dillard University, Trinity Washington University, National Museum of Women in the Arts, The National Black Child Development Institute, the American Society for Industrial Security, DC Public Library and the D.C. Public Schools. Her sessions are lively and highly interactive, providing presentations that stimulate both the right and left brain while combining intimacy and high energy. Attendees receive strategies that are both innovative and practical.
Ms. Jones also is the author the acclaimed Tambourine Moon, which was featured on the Bernie Mac Show. She has written for numerous well-established publications including The Washington Post, The Washington Times, USA Today.com, and Ebony Magazine. Her broadcast credits include WHUR-FM, WEEL-AM and WOOK-FM. Ms. Jones has also been quoted in variety of media including Psychology Today. She has won awards for her writing from the D. C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities, and the Colonial Players Promising Playwrights Competition, plus awards from both the D. C. Department of Recreation & Parks and the D. C. Commission on National & Community Service for outstanding community service.