2019 Charlotte Street Generative Performing Artist Award Recipient
Founder of the East of Red ArtHouse
Founder of Arsyn Spit Fire Open Mic
Interim CEO Poetry for Personal Power
Editor and Chief PenFire Publishing
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 a wife, mother of four, author, servant of God, and performing artist. As an African-American child brought up by a single mother in the heart of Kansas City, Missouri, she used poetry to fight her way through life’s struggles and still uses it therapeutically today.
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; Interim CEO for Poetry for Personal Power; and provides consulting and assistance for many other non-profit, community-based, and arts organizations.
Sheri Purpose Hall is a 2019 Charlotte Street Generative Performing Artist Awardee and Studios Resident Artist in her 2nd year, 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 2 years in a row (2017/18) and as a team competitor at the National Poetry Slam 4 years in a row.
The driving force behind much of her work is her desire to make the world a better place for her children and the children of others. Growing up in a low-income area that was stricken with poverty and crime, she has seen the transforming power of words and literacy. Because of this, she serves her community in many different capacities using her work and words to provide perspective, engage conversational empathy, and foster real change.
Through her continued endeavors, she remains unchanged in her purpose to spread the bread of life through the meat of her words. Her tenacious and determined spirit will continue to be a driving force in her mission to show the world that we are all here for a PURPOSE.
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
f there is nothing that I believe in more, it is the power of prayer.
Prayer changes things, it changes minds, and most of all it is our power to overcome those mountains that seem too tall to climb and too strong to breakdown.
Your need is very important to me.
Please fill out the form below to contact me by email.
You don't even have to use a real name or any real information for me to pray for you.
I don't need to know all of your business or the whole situation. But if you need prayer, fill it out and allow me to agree with you. However your information is encouraged as I like to claim your victory by name. Your privacy is protected here.
If you want to purge that is fine as well. However, you cannot purge to me and not purge to God.
You cannot purge to me and not repent to those who you have wronged and expect all to be forgiven.
This is just a help, a first step.
God put me here as a servant. Use me.
While all prayer requests are kept private, please type N/A instead of your name if you wish to remain anonymous. If you would like for me to pray with you over the phone, please list your number.
FRIENDS OF PURPOSE
o book, schedule a consultation, or submit a general inquiry please call or fill in the form below.
For events, include all details such as location, time, estimated attendance, etc. and you will be contacted between 24-48 hours to discuss next steps.