Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Fiction Writer Spotlight: Carlos Robson

About a year ago, I went to an appearance by poet Carlos Robson and became a fan. I was impressed by his talent in writing and delivery, and especially how he seemed to transform himself into his characters. But what turned me into a fan were his message of empowerment and how deeply he connected with his audience. 
Here's what his publicist, Bass Schuler, has to say: 
Carlos Robson is an award winning spoken word poet, playwright, and teaching artist.As a competitive “slam”poet, he’s competed in local, regional, national and international competitions, winning the National Poetry Slam championship in 2007 and again in 2008 as a member of the North Carolina based team, Slam Charlotte. He has performed in all corners of the nation and on Broadway, and is a co-founder of the Charlotte based artist collective The Concrete Generation as well as one half of the live arts project The Indoctrination Experiment. Twice nominated for APCA Spoken Word Artist of the Year, Carlos has performed at over (50?) colleges and universities.In 2009, Carlos co-wrote and appeared in the play “Miles & Coltrane:blue(.)” directed by Quentin Talley, which appeared off-Broadway and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland.
If you'd like to see Carlos perform, here's his schedule:
IL         MORTON COLLEGE                                 CICERO                   February 4, 2013
GA       MIDDLE GEORGIA STATE COLLEGE   MACON                   February 14, 2013
NY       SUNY DELHI                                             DELHI                      February 22, 2013

NY      CAYUGA COM. COLLEGE                       AUBURN                 February 25, 2013

NY      MOHAWK VALLEY COM. COLLEGE     UTICA                     February 26, 2013

NY      UNION COLLEGE                                     SCHENECTADY    March 1, 2013

TN      VOLUNTEER STATE COM. COLLEGE   GALLATIN              March 27, 2013

1 comment:

  1. although a fan of spoken word (shane koyczan and sierra demulder) i was not familiar with carlos - awesome!