Don’t Miss Exit 36….Poetry Festival!


Meet ….

Sharonda Eccentrich Richardson – founder of Exit 36 Poetry Festival ….

She was born and raised in Pompano Beach Fl. She is currently ranked 14th woman poet in the world. She proudly hosts shows throughout the Broward county area, she has also performed and graced the stages of over 45 venues from Florida to California.  Eccentrich is also a playwright with a successful stage play debut April 2017. She has opened for renowned poet Asia Samson. She published her first novel in December of 2015. Eccentrich was a part of a Burn Beautiful Slam Team who finished 10th at the 2016 Southern Fried Regional Competition. She is also a part of team Dada who finished 2nd place in group finals in the nation rankings at the 2016 National Poetry Slam and recently finished 1st place in the same competition this past August.  Eccentrich has been recently honored to have a poem displayed by Button Poetry. Eccentrich is also the founder of the Free on the Inside, a poetry pipeline series, where she goes into prisons facilitating workshops and showcasing spoken word poetry, with other poets. Free on the Inside was a 2017 knight’s foundation finalist.

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Whether she's hosting a spoken word event, music festival, or playing the role of a santera or vixen, Deborah Magdalena makes every emotion super real. This performance artist has acquired impressive TV & Film credits for the past twenty years including Sesame Street (CTW), Apollo Comedy Hour (Tribune Entertainment), Safe Harbor (Warner Brothers), Striptease (Castle Rock), Holyman (Caravan), and For Love or Country (HBO). As a published spoken word artist Deborah has released three CDs, a chapbook, and the spoken word musical FUNKdalena. As an artist-activist she’s the founder of Spoken Soul Festival, a twelve year old, three-day festival that helps women artists go from novice to professionals. As an educator Deborah for the past eight years has led in-school presentations in numerous high schools for the National YoungArts Foundation, is the co-founder of Piano Slam, and led various workshops for local art organizations like Miami Light Project and Institute of Contemporary Art Miami. Most recently and for the seventh year in a row, she was invited by the Arsht Center and Ailey Arts & Education Foundation to serve as the Creative Communication instructor for Ailey Camp Miami.

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