About

Sandra Rivers-Gill is a poet, performer and playwright in Toledo, Ohio. She has been a featured poet around Toledo and in Dayton, Ohio. Her poetry has appeared in or is forthcoming in Youngstown Lit Anthology, Ripcord Magazine, 2018 SHE CHRONICLES, Common Threads, Toledo Streets Newspaper, Flights Literary Magazine and The Kerf. Additionally, Sandra is a recipient of numerous awards such as; the Lourdes University Poetry Jam (2018); the Toledo Museum of Art Ekphrastic Writing Competition (2010, 2014, and 2017) ; Ode to the Zip Code (2017); Promedica Revealing Hunger Spoken Word (2015) and the Toledo Poetry Sidewalks Project (2015) competitions. She had served as a Literary Chair and No Mic Night Facilitator for PRIZM Creative Community; as well of panel judge for several poetry competitions. She has conducted several poetry workshops for local nursing homes. Sandra is a recipient of a Toledo Arts Commission Accelerated Grant for which she has produced a poetry chapbook anthology, “Dopeless Hope Fiends”, written by former graduates of Naomi Inc., a non-profit recovery  treatment facility where she also serves as poetry instructor and board member.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from the University of Toledo, where her previous work experience was in cultural competence, harassment issues and programming. Sandra is currently compiling several volumes of poetry.

 

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    • Hello Simone,
      Wow! That ‘comma…’ is so profound. Won’t He do it? How are you? Thank you so much for visiting my page. You are the first so far to comment! I’m not that saavy with this new way of making myself visible, but I figured it out on the fly, but I can do all things!
      Peace,
      Sandra

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  1. Hey there, so you host a venue? I have a friend at Purdue and I was planning to see her and she suggested we go to a city in Ohio and perform a few days. Let me know the “spots” and who I can contact for possible performance feature possibilities. Also, I would love for you to submit something for SHE CHRONICLES 2018…

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    • Happy New Year,
      No I do not host venue. I actually read at several venues in Toledo Greenleaf Cafe, a vegetarian restaurant (open mic poetry only 1st Mondays 6-9pm. Some of the others I’ve been a feature, such Calvino’s and Art and Soul Gallery. If you’ve seen my website, I teach women who are in recovery at Naomi inc. a faith based non profit treatment facility in Toledo who provides shelter and services. If you’re interested in being feature please contact Jonie Mcintire, a local poet and event organizer. You can find her on Facebook to book you as a feature at Calvino’s Wine Bar ( Uncloistered hosted the 2nd Sundays 6-9p with several features and open mic following), Art & Soul poetry is on 4th Fridays 6-7pm, and sometimes there are events at the Art and Performance Center of West Toledo. These are not huge venues but nice. Another place, Our Brothers Place, very small venue as well, sometimes hosted by l.j. Hamilton found on Facebook.
      I will look into writing a piece for your She Chronicles 2018 project.
      How’s the TV show, Rebel?

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      • Thank you for the information. Yes, I saw you perform often so I know you have some pieces up your sleeve to contribute to SHE CHRONICLES 🙂 And when I finalize plans to visit my friend at Purdue, I’ll reach out to the contacts you gave. Thank you again.

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