PoeticExpressionism


Charles Williams is a Spoken Word artist. He is also the Poetry Director for the non-profit Create:Fixate. He has been writing and performing poetry for twenty years. He has taught youth and adult writing and performance poetry workshops throughout the U.S. His workshops instruct and help students with finding their voice, writing techniques, and performance strategies. He is also an Emmy winning writer and producer, author, and hosts/produces Freedom of Speech Thursdays his own weekly artistic collective in Hollywood.

He really got into writing as a means of therapy. There was a point in his life that he felt he was not being heard and he felt his thoughts at times were overwhelming. Therefore, writing and especially writing poetry was a safe place to release and reflect. It wasn’t until he started sharing his writings that he realized that he wasn’t the only one experiencing self-doubt, anxiety, anger, pain, and the myriad of the other emotions that one can feel. He also came to realize the power of the written word and how it can lead to self and collective healing. Through his self-realization and consistent writing and performing PoetExpressionism was born. This is a stylized version of what he has coined Writing Psychology. It comes from a place of releasing judgment, to speak genuinely, and express yourself indiscriminately in a free flow format that can follow standard grammatical rules and poetic devices or be sovereign to one’s own creative impulses. There is no right or wrong, but all that is required is to allow yourself to be.

Freedom Of Speech Artistic Collective

Producer/Host weekly event every Thursday for all creative souls: poets, musicians, singers, comedians and those with the gift of gab.
Location: 5625 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Sign-in: 6:30p

Time: 7p-19p

POSITIONS

Create:Fixate Spoken Word/Poetry Director

WORKSHOPS

Get Lit Players
Howard University
A Placed Called Home
Sol Adventurers
Los Angeles Summer Night Lights
Freedom Of Speech Artistic Collective

FEATURES

Le Boule
The Moth
Be Heard Showcase
Nuyorican Poets Cafe
Drawing On The Moon Festival
The People’s Mic
Streaming Hope
The Peace Project
Spoken Funk
Xpressions
Create:Fixate Artshow
Spoken Sol Sundayz
The Experience
KAOS Network
Broken Heart Ministry Fundraiser
Fearless Fridayz
Melodic Mondays
Da Poetry Lounge
Women’s Group
Writer Wednesday
Flight School
USM The Art Show
HeartOn
100 Thousand Poets For Change

B.L.O.G Lyrical Oragami

Spoken Word & Jazz at Catch Up, Not Just Coffee

The Soundtrack

Capo-Lock 24

Poetry and Peddles

Music and Flow at The Alchemy Castle

Shout! The Open Mic Poetry

KPFK Safe Harbor Fundraiser

RHAPSODY Art Show

SWAAM Spoken Word Art and Music

KPFK Poetry Showcase

Lamplight Poetry Reading

ICEF Arts Festival

Purpose Health, Black & White Affair

PRINT/RADIO/TV/WEB

Women’s Group Vol. 3, Vol. 4

Heart On Calendar

OneMic OneVoice Radio Show

Jimmy’s Potpourri’s Radio Show

Blog Talk Radio

The Couch

Pen Clique