SheriPurposeHall

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

 

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WELCOME

elcome. 

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 

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ABOUT SHERI

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.

 
 

SERVICES

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

Consulting

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

Proofreading/editing

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

 

CURRENT PROJECTS

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

COMING SOON

Arsyn-IC

Arsyn-IC

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

PenFire Poetry

PenFire Poetry

MidWest Poetry Channel COMING SOON

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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.

EVERY THIRD SATURDAY 1 PM IN THE #BGMPB

EVERY THIRD SATURDAY 1 PM IN THE #BGMPB

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

Ekphrasis

Ekphrasis

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.

Ekphrasis

Ekphrasis

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!

 
 

EVENT CALENDAR

PRAYER

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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

 
4HISWILL Entertainment

4HISWILL Entertainment

The begining of MY arts career and the begining for many!

Poetry for Personal Power

Poetry for Personal Power

Arts, Entrepreneurship, Advocacy. Lots of good work done in this organization.

InterUrban ArtHouse

InterUrban ArtHouse

InterUrban is a friend and an advocate to many artists! They are a pillar in our artist community - check them out!

Temple Of Truth Church

Temple Of Truth Church

Where I Serve!

Charlotte Street Foundation

Charlotte Street Foundation

Provider of funds, opportunities, residencies, etc - look them up!

Equal Minded Cafe

Equal Minded Cafe

Venue for Arsyn Spit Fire Mic Nights and Much More!

Arsyn Spit Fire Mic Nights

Arsyn Spit Fire Mic Nights

Every Tuesday 8pm

East of Red ArtHouse

East of Red ArtHouse

Serving the Underserved Artist and Art lover

FountainVerse

FountainVerse

KC Small Press Poetry Festival

G.Y.R.L.

G.Y.R.L.

Giving Yourself Real Love Stands against Domestic Violence and MORE

Uptown Arts Bar

Uptown Arts Bar

Venue for the Community Writing and Performance Workshops

Blue Monday Open Mic

Blue Monday Open Mic

Hosted by Sharon Eiker - Beautiful Community of Writers at the Uptown Arts Bar

Kansas City Poetry Slam

Kansas City Poetry Slam

1st Wednesday of the Month every month $5 Slam at the Uptown Arts Bar

Poetic Underground

Poetic Underground

Beautiful Community of Spoken word artist - held every wednesday at the Uptown Arts Bar

ArrA Entertainment

ArrA Entertainment

Vending, Events, etc! Visit their page.

KC Creates

KC Creates

Fringe Festival, Waterfire, Open Spaces KC and MORE!

KUAW

KUAW

Station for The Gospel of Poets and so much more!

Soul Sessions

Soul Sessions

Hosted by Simeon Taylor in the histori 18th and Vine district - Soul Session is held every Monday at the Juke House - show starts 8pm - $10 entry

Arsyn Press

Arsyn Press

New Independent Publisher! Be on the look out for new projects.

Hypocrace

Hypocrace

Wonderful Poet and team mate - also the FIRST individual poet to publish with ARSYN PUBLISHING! Check out his newest book POT LUCK.

Youth Ambassadors

Youth Ambassadors

Wonderful youth program for teenage youth to get paid to learn skills and resilience thorugh art.

Music and More Foundation

Music and More Foundation

This organization helps to fund many poets, programs, and radio shows. They also fund andoriginated the Kansas City Poetry Awards.

FTW Slam

FTW Slam

KCs 1st official Slam Team to Compete at Nats! 4th Thursday slam $10 entry.

PenFire Poetry COMING SOON

PenFire Poetry COMING SOON

Midwest Poetry Channel COMING SOON!

ArtsKc

ArtsKc

Kansas City Regional Arts Council

Healing KC

Healing KC

Healing KC is a community movement to acknowledge, honor, and remember the women who have been victims of violence in the Kansas City metro area. Though, the initiative began as a tribute to the women slain, we also work to give attention to the survivors and the families who have suffered as well. The name Healing KC derives from a collective of artist who decided to no longer identify or stand by the name Killa KC which the city adopted as a result of the alarming increase in homicides.

Mz. Angela Roux

Mz. Angela Roux

She so dope! Creator of Estrogen Rush and author of "The Sinbad's Sessions" - check her out!

 

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CONTACT ME

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.

(816) 309-2296

 
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