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2023 BlackBerry Peach Spoken Heard 3rd Place
2022 #2 in the Women of the World Poetry Slam/Virtual
2019 Charlotte Street Generative Performing Artist Award Recipient
Founder of the East of Red ArtHouse
Founder of Arsyn Spit Fire Open Mic
Slam Team Member Regulators
CEO Poetry for Personal Power
Editor and Chief PenFire Publishing

Advocate | Administrative Creative | Spoken Word Artist | Author | Consultant | Motivational Speaker | Radio Personality | Facilitator | Peer Support Specialist





I welcome you to my site

weary internet searcher

I welcome you to indulgence

in words of intelligence


To get lost in spiritual enrichment

and lyrical fulfillment


To relax and be real

I welcome you to look, listen and enjoy


I welcome you to my smile

my warmth and revelation


I welcome you to self-examination

to better yourself

love yourself

I welcome your prayer

and your prayer request


I welcome your growth

exploration of God and love eternal

discovery of truth and its beauty


I welcome your contact

and your purchase


Most of all I welcome you

to visit again

Let this not be the last time

your eyes and ears

meet my words


Be open and let this be the time you find

something worth being heard 



heri Purpose Hall is an award-winning spoken word artist and author, radio personality, actress, educator, and minister who uses her work to provide perspective and engage conversational empathy.  She has Four books: a book of poetry, epistles, and essays titled "Black Girl Shattered"(2017); two poetry chapbooks “Mélange du Femme Noir” (2019) and “Chosen for Both” (2015); and a workbook/workshop "Writing Wrongs: Writing to Heal" (2016) which won an award from Bike for the Brain, a non-profit organization that works to reduce mental health stigma.   


She is the founder of Arsyn Spit Fire, East of Red ArtHouse, and PenFire Publishing; Executive Director of Poetry for Personal Power; and provides consulting and assistance for many other non-profit, community-based, and arts organizations.


Sheri Purpose Hall is the currently ranked as the #2 woman poet in the world WOWPS Virtual 2022 competition, #8 Southern Fried Indie 2021, #1 Word Play Battle League 2022 Champion, 2020 National Spoken Word Awards Female Spoken Word artist of the year, a 2019 Charlotte Street Generative Performing Artist Awardee and Previous two-year Studios Resident, 2019 Art in the loop grant recipient, 2019 and 2017 Arts KC Inspiration Grant recipient, and the 2017 ArtsKC Inspiration Breakfast featured artist.  She won the Poet and Activist award at the Music and More Foundation Poetry Awards 2 years in a row and was nominated for best-spoken word artist in the KC People's Choice awards, Pitch Best KC, and the National Spoken Word Awards.


She has also earned the opportunity to represent Kansas City Nationally as an individual competitor at the Women of the World Poetry slam (years 2017/18/21) and as a team competitor at the National Poetry Slam 4 years in a row.




How do you make an art practice sustainable?  

You use all of your skills and talents!

Outside of being a dynamic speaker and writer, I am also gifted with talents in the areas of project management, administration, and consulting.  


Spoken Purpose provides consulting, production, facilitation, event planning, virtual assistant support services, and speaking services through a variety of avenues.  


Offerings include but are not limited to: 

Administrative and organizational support 

Grant Writing

Cultural Competency Training and Support


Ghost Writing

Blog writing and content creation

Lite web design

IT support and web maintenance (Wordpress, etc.)

Social media monitoring and scheduling

Verbal and written communications

Database creation / entry and analysis

Minutes and notes taking

Calendar management and scheduling

Bookkeeping and payroll


Online research

Sales support

Travel research

Internet marketing including email and forum management

Training and educational services

Personal poetry services

Document preparation

Motivational speaking

Public speaking workshops 

One-on-one speaker training 

Event planning, coordination, and facilitation

Custom Children's Book Creation

"My goal is to aid in the fulfillment of your vision by providing a full range of  services. Allow me to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry. To begin, you'll receive a free one-hour consultation to ensure your vision and needs are understood.  A quote will be provided for you at  the end of this consultation. I encourage you to contact me at anytime with questions or concerns." - SH



Arsyn Spit Fire

Arsyn Spit Fire

Online Open Mic! Every Tuesday @8pm

East of Red ArtHouse

East of Red ArtHouse

Serving the underserved Artist and Art lovers of the community.

Arsyn Press

Arsyn Press

My Publishing Company! Servicing those of the community that have a story and want to GET IT OUT!

Black Girl Shattered 2

Black Girl Shattered 2




Yeah - it's about time to get BACK into the booth! COMING SOON

PenFire Poetry

PenFire Poetry

MidWest Poetry Channel COMING SOON



2019 Generative announcement

2019 Generative announcement

I won it y'all! I have tried at this for awhile! For a long while! It has definintley been a strategic journey. But WE are here. thank you to ALL who supported me.



On KUAW.ORG produced by none other than T.L.Williams - founder of The Music and More Foundation!



Recent show that my poetry was in - Art was on display at The Box Galley in downtown KC. Many thanks to Yocto Arts for the opportunity.



Recent show that my poetry was in - Art was on display at The Box Galley in downtown KC. Many thanks to Yocto Arts for the opportunity.

Writing and Performance Workshop

Writing and Performance Workshop

Held the 4th Wednesday of the month at the Uptown Arts Bar 7pm FOR FREE!

Current Projects