Category Archives: Spoken Word & Poetry

Learning Survival Skills from Kenyan Women Artists

Nzilani Poster

On March 30, 2024, women artists in Nairobi, Kenya celebrated their 16th annual Support Women Artists Now Day with a festival of music, dance, and spoken word, as well as visual arts and crafts. How have they survived the political and economic upheavals in their country, and what can we learn from them?

SWAN Day Kenya Celebrates 16 Years!

Judith Bwire

The members of SWAN Day Kenya’s “Make It Happen” team have outdone themselves this year with a free all-day festival this Saturday, April 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Mathare Youth Sports Association headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. Their 16th Annual SWAN event will feature over 100 singers, spoken word artists, dancers, crafts people, and more.

Celebrating Women Artists 2023

Estelle Parsons

On Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 2 p.m. the Women in the Arts and Media Coalition will present a free screening of 3 short films written and directed by women. Following the screenings, Terry Lawler, the former Executive Director of NYWIFT, will lead a panel discussion with the directors Estelle Parsons and Annetta Marion in person and Dana Offenbach online.

Martha Richards Reflects on SWAN Day 2021

Chloe Zhao

Today is Support Women Artists Now Day/SWAN Day 2021. In this tumultuous year, WomenArts President Martha Richards reflects on the power of women artists to create positive change. She is hopeful because she believes that women artists have the imagination to help the world recover.

Celebrate Support Women Artists Now Day 2021!

Farewell Amor-Photo

Support Women Artists Now Day/SWAN Day is officially this Saturday, March 27, 2021. Learn about the online celebrations over the weekend from SWAN Day NY, the Ladies Quintessential Quintet, and SWAN Day Kenya, and an in-person event in Joshua Tree, CA – plus SWAN Day CT’s online event next month.

Martha Richards Consults the Oracles for her Birthday!

Sarah Greenman

I usually take time during my birthday week to reflect on the past year, but so much has happened in 2020 that I can’t sort it out with my usual logic, and I have been longing for better ways to access my intuition and other kinds of wisdom. Fortunately I have discovered Sarah Greenman’s beautiful new oracle cards.