C3 Returns: Meet Other Creatives in May

Calling all poets! Calling all singers! Calling all musicians! Calling all actors and playwrights! Calling all comedians! C3 returns in 2018 to the RL Hotel Inner Harbor in Baltimore. WE ARE BOOKING PERFORMERS NOW. The dates will be: Thursday, May 17 at 7pm-9pm Thursday, July 19 at 7pm-9pm Thursday, Sept 20 at 7pm-9pm Thursday, Nov….

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Join Us for a Walk Down Poetry Lane in Feb 2017

“People wish to be poets more than they wish to write poetry, and that’s a mistake. One should wish to celebrate more than one wishes to be celebrated.”-Lucille Clifton We celebrate  Ms. Clifton, Maya Angelou, Ruby Dee, Audre Lorde, and other fierce wordsmiths on Feb. 20th when Liberated Muse Arts Group takes “A Walk Down Poetry…

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Call for Submissions for Volume III in Liberated Muse Anthology Series

Call for Submissions: Liberated Muse Arts Publications, a program of Liberated Muse Arts Group, is opening a call for submissions for their third literary anthology volume Liberated Muse Volume III: Creases Expelled from the Fold.  This third volume will be edited by Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman, editor of Liberated Muse Volume I: How I Freed My…

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Sign Up For Your FREE Download of My New Book

The first of a series of publications I’m releasing comes out in February and I want you to get your free copy when it is here. Visit my website to get yours. I am excited! Below is an excerpt: You Are The One You Are Waiting For You are at work or on your computer,…

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New Websites, A Non-Glitchy Periscope Message and Holiday Offers

Hello Beautiful People! Thank you for still following this blog that I’ve been keeping up since 2009! I really appreciate it. Some of you have stuck in there with me over the years, commenting, sharing and liking and I appreciate it from the bottom of my heart. If you visit the home page of this…

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Recap of DC Poetry Festival Set

Performing at the Carter Barron Amphitheater in Washington DC’s Rock Creek Park was a dream come true. The venue is simply beautiful at night. The outside space is hypnotic. I performed with my group Liberated Muse this past Friday for the DC Poetry Festival honoring Gil Scott-Heron. Here are some highlights from our tribute to…

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Khadijah Moon at Artscape 2015 in Baltimore

This week, I hope you join me for three events that are near and dear to me! First up, this Wednesday is my arts organization’s monthly open mic and performance series #theSPILL! Watch a video here of last month’s edition of #theSPILL. This monthly event is attended by some of the Washington DC area’s hottest…

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Recap of this Past Weekend

Happy Summer! We are in the thick of the summer and I can’t be happier. I really, really need some beach in my life, but, until that happens, I’m going to keep performing and sharing the messages in my poems, plays and music. This past weekend, I got to do just that with an appearance…

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Watch Highlights from National Cherry Blossom Festival Performance

Had a great time this past Wednesday as a performer on the Tidal Basin Cultural Stage at the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC. I was jamming with my friend Quinton Randall who hails from Baltimore, MD. Quinton and I have performed twice in the past week and we performed together last summer in…

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Artscape 2014 Was A Blast

  I first attended Artscape when I was an undergraduate student at UMBC in the 90’s. I just remembered how large it was, so I wasn’t surprised when I recently learned that it was the biggest free arts festival in the country. Streets are blocked for the festival and several venues throughout the city offer…

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Help Me Reach 1K in Five (5) Days

My production IN HER WORDS begins its third touring season in March. This is the second year we are running a funding campaign to pay for things essential to the tour– from printing costs to travel stipends for the cast. I conceived the idea for the production in 2011 after hearing an archived interview on…

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2013 Year-In-Review

The year 2013 started after untimely tragedy in December 2012, and my heart was very, very heavy. I didn’t have a game plan as usual and really made things up as I went along for the first few months as I got myself together after Derrick’s passing. The video shares with you some of the…

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Creativity Tip: Finding Your Tribe

In 2008, I was working at a college in Baltimore, MD with plans to return to the Washington DC area to work and live. I had been commuting each weekend before that and the rising cost of gas was making that commute unaffordable. During that time, I had made the decision that I wanted to…

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Artist-in-Residency @ La-Ti-Do (@latidodc) at Black Fox Lounge This Month

So, it’s already mid-July, but, I wanted you to know that my organization Liberated Muse Arts Group has been invited to be the artist-in-residence for the month of July at the weekly cabaret series La-Ti-Do at Black Fox Lounge in Washington DC. The residency began July 1st and featured Nia Simmons doing a three-song set…

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Last Show of “In Her Words” May 9th @ Charles E. Beatley Central Library

Liberated Muse Arts Group and the Alexandria Public Library system presents the third show of our 2013 season of “In Her Words” “In Her Words” is a musical theatrical presentation examining the lives of artists Lena Horne, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Zora Neale Hurston and Lucille Clifton — creative women who used their artistic prowess…

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Join Me As I Celebrate Kwanzaa @ Urban Eats Music Cafe on Dec. 15

Kwanzaa is the annual celebration of culture and community, founded on the belief that recognition of the 7 principles of Unity, Self-Determinaton, Collective Work & Responsibility, Cooperative Economics, Purpose, Creativity and Faith will lead to progress. I’ve been celebrating Kwanzaa since I was a young person, first celebrating it when I briefly attended Nation House…

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Liberated Muse Volume II: Betrayal Wears a Pretty Face On Sale for $5

This year has been a busy one in every great way possible. Aside from debuting my theatrical piece “In Her Words” this year, I also had the privilege of editing and releasing the second volume in the Liberated Muse anthology series. This book, Liberated Muse Volume II: Betrayal Wears a Pretty Face includes poetry and…

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The LYRIC MONSTER Is Available for Booking

Yesterday, I participated in the new festival FIGMENT DC which is a festival of interactive visual and performance art. Members of my network Liberated Muse Arts Group and I asked the audience to give us words and verse and we crafted songs on the spot. It was very boundary-stretching and fun and was a great…

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‘I’m Every Woman’ A Success

Special thanks to all those that made yesterday’s “I’m Every Woman: A SWAN Day Event” a success! The house was packed, the artists were phenomenal and the volunteers were doing their thang. We started a bit late which led to me having to cut my songs out of the line-up, but I had a ball…

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Event & Service Updates for Nov 2011

Cheers! The past four months have been a whirlwind and I am happy to share with you my good news. But, first, and foremost, I would like to thank you kindly for following my blog. The 16 of you who have opted to get updates delivered to your mailbox are the best! To thank you…

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Self-Publishing 101: 3 Quick Steps to Promoting Your Book

When you self-publish, you are often putting up quite a bit of money to get your book from its initial state as an idea in your head to a finished product worthy of purchase. Because you are responsible for everything– from hiring the editor and proofreaders who will work with you on your manuscript to…

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Fri, Aug 12 WAMU 88.5 Interview On Art, Ideas & Liberated Muse

Earlier this month, I participated in a forum as part of the Capital Fringe Festival that took place in July, discussing why art matters. A reporter with WAMU 88.5 was there and interviewed me for a piece she was doing on the arts in the District. She later contacted me to do a feature piece on…

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Creativity Tip: 5 Tips to Becoming a Producing Artist

Hello and thank you for visiting my blog space! It’s been a busy Spring season and I’m thankfully anticipating all of the goodness Summer has to offer while I attempt to stick a summer vacation somewhere into the mix. I appreciate each and every one of you that supported the Spring season run of my…

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Check out the Live Blog for the BlogHer ’10 Panel ‘Transforming Online Places Into Art Space’

Khadijah Ali-Coleman, Karen Walrond and Carol Gilliot were panelists yesterday on the BlogHer ’10 conference panel “Transforming Online Places Into Art Spaces”. Read the transcript here. During the panel, some of the Twitter feedback shared: ccarfi @KhadijahOnline is going in a million directions at once and it totally rocks, site at http://khadijahonline.com #blogher10 CoachmUpBoni Re:…

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Liberated Muse Volume I: How I Freed My Soul Celebrates 1st Anniversary

This past June, the book Liberated Muse Volume I: How I Freed My Soul  (Outskirts Press, 2009) edited by Khadijah Ali-Coleman, celebrated its first anniversary in print. The anthology is a collection of short stories, poetry, essay and visual art by literary and visual artists from across the world. The book speaks to the idea…

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Benefit Concert Raises Money for Haiti

On Friday, Feb. 26, Khadijah “Moon” Ali-Coleman with Liberated Muse Productions hosted and produced the “To Haiti, With Love” benefit concert which raised over $300 for aid to Haiti. The event was held at the Potter’s House in Washington DC that serves the underpriviledged and offers free and discounted meals to the community. The Potter’s…

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