Past Events

Past Events


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Alexandria Public Library System treated us so good!
Alexandria Public Library System treated us so good!

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I’m hosting this monthly event that takes place at Busboys & Poets on 5th and K in Washington DC. Get more details here

Liberated Muse @ The Artomatic I return to the Artomatic with my fellow performing artists to present the second Liberated Muse book anthology!

I perform on Friday, March 30 with some of my favorite local artists in celebration of Women’s History Month & SWAN Day.

SWAN Day/Support Women Artists Now Day is a new international holiday that celebrates women artists. It is an annual event taking place on the last Saturday of March (Women’s History Month) and the surrounding weeks. By focusing attention on the work of women artists, SWAN Dayhelps people imagine what the world might be like if women’s art and perspectives were fully integrated into all of our lives.

People celebrate this new holiday by participating in SWAN Day events and by making donations to their favorite women artists. The long term goal of SWAN Day is to inspire communities around the world to find new ways to recognize and support women artists as a basic element of civic planning.

We are celebrating SWAN Day on Friday, March 30 during a music concert featuring some of DC’s most talented progressive artists who are longtime members of the Liberated Muse network. Come out and bring your friends and family for this music celebration. Dinner and dessert sold.

If you would like more information, email us at

Friday, March 3 @ 7:30pm (Doors open at 7pm) at The Potter’s House (view flyer for address)

I’m a karaoke groupie, so nothing tickled me so much than to be showcased in this Artist Showcase, produced by karoke company 2Hype4U karaoke at Half-Note on Tuesday, March 20. I’ll be singing some of my favorite cover songs and karaoke will follow. Bring your friends and have fun! The Half-Note Lounge & Restaurant is 21+ to enter.

Tuesday, March 20 at 7pm, Half Note Lounge & Restaurant, 4881 Glenn Dale Rd, Bowie, MD 20720

“In Her Words”

Liberated Muse Arts, in association with Soul Pixie Productions and the DC Public Library, presents “In Her Words”, a series celebrating the lives of African-American women. Join us first for a theatrical musical presentation, “An Artist Speaks” examining the lives of artists Lena Horne, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Zora Neale Hurston and Lucille Clifton — creative women who used their artistic prowess to ignite and support social and political movements. Music and spoken monologue from the legendary women, culled from transcripts of speeches, autobiographical excerpts and interviews. Written and directed by me–playwright Khadijah Ali-Coleman, and featuring Quineice, Naomi Rose, Tracy Chiles McGhee, Anisha “Moon” Newbill, Nia Simmons and Colie Williams as poet Lucille Clifton.

Saturday, February 4th 1 p.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, Washington DC

Thursday, February 16, 2pm Peace Corps Headquarters, Washington DC

Saturday, February 18 1 p.m., Capital View Library, Washington DC

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“Black Women in American Culture and History Program”

This year’s US [federal government] theme, “Black Women in American Culture and History,” invites us to pay special tribute to the role African American women have played in shaping the character of our Nation — often in the face of both racial and gender discrimination. As courageous visionaries who led the fight to end slavery and tenacious activists who fought to expand basic civil rights to all Americans, African American women have long served as champions of social and political change. And from the literary giants who gave voice to their communities to the artists whose harmonies and brush strokes captured hardships and aspirations, African American women have forever enriched our cultural heritage. Today, we stand on the shoulders of countless African American women who shattered glass ceilings and advanced our common goals. In recognition of their legacy, let us honor their heroic and historic acts for years to come.”- President Barack Obama

I will perform original poetry and sing the Black National anthem “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing”

Wednesday, Feb. 8 @ 10 am

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC


The nonprofit WOMANIFESTING (WOMA) in collaboration with the District of Columbia Public Library, invite you to the first in a series of films showcasing women who exemplify womanifesting. The film viewing will be followed by a reflection on the contributions of Audre Lorde and a discussion of what womanifesting looks like in poetry. I will moderate the panel discussion.

Saturday, April 21, 2012, 2:30 to 5:00pm

Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Neighborhood Library

1630 7th Street, NW, Meeting Room

Washington, DC 20001

“How to Get Started On Your Self-Publishing Journey”

Wednesday, Jan. 25 @ 7pm– Oxon Hill, MD

Join me– Khadijah “Moon” Ali-Coleman of Liberated Muse and authors Karen Minors, Stafford Battle and K. Lowery Moore for an interactive panel on how to get started on your journey as a self-published author. Have a book idea and you don’t know how to start? Finished a manuscript and want to know the next step? Looking for an editor and not sure how to choose one that’s best? Get your questions answered at this FREE event. You can register here:

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To Book Khadijah, click HERE

Past Events 2011

Performances & Speaking Engagements

Thursday, Feb. 3 @ 7pm
Eden’s Lounge, Baltimore, MD
See flyer for details
Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011 @ The Half Note Lounge
See flyer below for details

Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Writing Your Life Story- Intro to Journal, Blogging & Memoir Writing

Oxon Hill Public Library, Oxon Hill, MD
Click on the flyer below for details

Saturday, March 26, 2011
Running: AMOK (staged reading)

Oxon Hill Public Library, Oxon Hill, MD
Click on flyer below for details
Friday, May 13, 2011

Sunday, May 15, 2011-Saturday, May 21, 2011
Running: AMOK 2011 Spring Season

Past Events 2010

                           Performances & Speaking Engagements

Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010 (Postponed to: Sun, Feb. 21)

11am-12 noon
The Celebration Center for Spiritual Living
2840 Graham Road
Fairfax, VA

Friday, Feb. 26, 2010
To Haiti, With Love: A Benefit Concert for Haiti
The Potter’s House
1658 Columbia Road
Washington, DC

Friday, Feb. 18, 2010
2009 8th St NW ,
Washington, D.C. 20001

Friday, March 12, 2010
Sounds of Hope Benefit Concert Series
The Potter’s House
Washington, DC

Friday, March 19, 2010
Sounds of Hope Benefit Concert Series (Hosting)
The Potter’s House
Washington, DC

Thursday, March 25, 2010
Busboys and Poets
14th & V St, NW
Washington, DC

Friday, April 9, 2010
National Library Week (Benefit concert for Southeast Ministry)
The Potter’s House
1658 Columbia Road
Washington, DC

Friday, April 16, 2010
Southeast Ministry
2 pm- 4pm
Washington, DC

Saturday, April 17, 2010
RWA Author’s Pavilion
12 noon- 7pm
Virginia Center Commons Mall
Richmond, VA

Thursday, June 24, 2010
Reading of Running: AMOK– the play
Annie’s Art Gallery
Allentown Way,Camp Springs, MD

Saturday, July 10, 2010
African Resistance Banquet
800 Florida Ave NE Washington, DC 20002

Thursday, July 15, 2010
Family Open Mic- Sponsored by Liberated Muse Productions, hosted by Sistah Joy Alford
Annie’s Art Gallery
Allentown Way, Camp Springs, MD

Khadijah Ali-Coleman’s play Running:AMOK will appear in the 2010 Capital Fringe Festival held annually in Washington DC. Khadijah is the producing director of this production.
The dates and location for Running: AMOK‘s run in the Capital Fringe Fest this summer have been released!

The Goethe-Institut- Gallery
812 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
(with a Fringe Button)

Tuesday July 20 @ 6:15pm
Wednesday July 21 @ 8pm
Thursday July 22 @ 10pm
Saturday July 24 @ 8pm
Sunday July 25 @ 1:30pm

Wednesday, September 7-8, 2010
Workshop: Writing Playcation & Book Signing
Southeast Ministry
10am-12noon and 2 pm- 4pmFunded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc.
Washington, DC

Thursday, September 30 2010
Ignite DC
2009 8th St, NW, Washington DC

Saturday, October 2, 2010
Blogging Workshop
Surratts-Clinton Library,
9400 Piscataway Rd. Clinton, MD 20735
RSVP required
$10 to RSVP

Friday, October 15-  Saturday, October 16, 2010
The Black Age of Comics Convention
Chicago, Illinois

Workshops and Conferences

Saturday, March 20, 2010
Workshop: Body Jeopardy
Loving Me Conference for Young Women
3401A East-West HWY, Hyattsville, MD

Saturday, April 17, 2010 POSTPONED: New date to be announced soon
Panel: Intersections of Art & Politics in the African Diaspora (official title TBA)
Flavors of the Diaspora Festival
More info TBA

Monday, July 12 6:30pm – DOES ART MATTER
Led By Brian Francoise, Baltimore Theatre Project, Khadijah Moon Ali-Coleman of Running:AMOK, Julianne Brienza and John Chambers, BloomBars
In a time of war, large environmental disasters, economic crisis, how does art in the nation’s capital make a difference? Join us for an interactive discussion with area artists, art-watchers and producers as we discuss art-making in DC and where it connects justice, protest, community and transformation.

August 5-7, 2010
Panel: Transforming Online Places into Art Spaces
BlogHer ’10 Conference
New York, NY

August 4, 2010
Workshop: Music as a Theatre Device
DC Black Theatre Festival

Saturday, November 6, 2010
Mosaic Literary Conference
Hostos Community College, Bronx, NY
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Saturday, December 11, 2010
Raw Element Breast Cancer & AIDS Awareness Expo & Concert