Felice Belle

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Felice Belle consumes and creates stories to make sense of the world and her place in it. As a poet and playwright, she has performed at the Apollo Theater, Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater, TEDWomen, and TEDCity2.0. She is a lecturer in the low-residency MFA program at St. Francis College in Brooklyn and Director of Communications for the global nonprofit Narrative 4. Her poetry collection, Viscera, is forthcoming from Etruscan Press. Visit her online at FeliceBelle.com.




10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Capitol Park Museum, First Floor Auditorium
We Are the Stories We Tell: Celebrating 10 Years of Narrative 4
with Darrell Bourque, Ru Freeman, Colum McCann, Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Maurice Carlos Ruffin, Elliott Woods, and moderator Felice Belle

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Capitol Park Event Center, Meeting Room
Louisiana Poets with a Special Guest
with David Armand, Felice Belle, Destiny O. Birdsong, Johnette Downing, Dean Thomas Ellis, Ashley Mace Havird, Sunni Patterson, and moderator Mona Lisa Saloy

Viscera (forthcoming, August 2023)

Viscera is map and misdirection, evidence and contradiction, free will and fate at the blackjack table. An astronaut, immigrant daughter, erstwhile detective trying to make her way home. Viscera is time travel, exploration of space—intergalactic to inner landscape. Viscera is perpetrator and witness, relentless self-definition, construction of new belief systems. Viscera believes everything you touch becomes a part of you, so touch as much as you can. Viscera revels in the now, celebrates the multitudes without and within. Viscera is invention and relic, truth and dare, chest cavity cut open and laid bare. Viscera is prayer and lament. The make it work moment. The against-all-odds dream. Faith in the unseen. The belief that you are exactly where you were meant to be. The knowing that here is holy.


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