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
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
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
Cultural Competency Training and Support
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
Internet marketing including email and forum management
Training and educational services
Personal poetry services
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