Sandra Rivers-Gill is an award-winning poet, facilitator, performer, playwright in Toledo, Ohio. She has been a featured poet around Toledo, Dayton and Bowling Green. Sandra’s poetry has appeared in or is forthcoming in PoP Up Poetry Chapbook, Of Rust and Glass, Common Threads, Flights Literary Magazine, Mock Turtle Zine, SHE CHRONICLES and other publications. Sandra is a recipient of a Toledo Arts Commission Accelerated Grant to produce and edit a poetry chapbook Dopeless Hope Fiends. For the past several years Sandra has served as a panel judge for local poetry competitions. She facilitates Poetry, Prompts and Pens, a poetry workshop in the community. In addition, Sandra serves as the board president of Naomi Inc., a non-profit recovery treatment facility, as well as the poetry instructor. Sandra is pursuing a Master of Liberal Studies at the University of Toledo.