Tuesday October 19, 7pm – Poetry
Poets & Prophets Presents
Cassendre Xavier (aka Amethyste Rah and Amrita Waterfalls)
Cassendre Xavier (aka Amethyste Rah and Amrita Waterfalls) is an award-winning multi-media artist and community cultural arts organizer working in Philadelphia since 1991. She is the author of Expanding Your Capacity for Joy: a Raw Vegan Comfort Book, Sourcebook & Journal (ARtivist Publications), secrets & lies: poetry and other words (ARtivist Publications), Making of a Woman/Artist: a book for every black girl & every black woman who has ever wanted to be an artist (ARtivist Publications), and has self-published many zines throughout the years. She has been a journalist with Philadelphia’s University/Weekly Press, a columnist with the Philadelphia Gay News (“Black/Out”) and currently writes popular spiritual and personal growth articles for the online edition of Wisdom Magazine. A recipient of a 2005 Leeway Foundation Transformation Award for women and transgender artists creating social change, and voted one of Go Magazine’s “100 Women We Love Class of 2010, Cassendre is the founder and director of Philadelphia’s 8th Annual Black Women’s Arts Festival (www.BWAFphilly.org), and founder/director of the Women’s Writing & Spoken Word Series at Robin’s Bookstore (2002-2006), which will return to Moonstone in winter 2010. Visit Cassendre at cassEndrExavier.com.