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Delores Fisher (Musewoman) Appearances/Performances Update

December 4, 2013

This is a quick post to update readers on a few of my activities this fall, before I post the last in my Hip Hop culture series –Holy Hip Hop and Christian Rap. It has been a fast paced semester. Teaching three classes usually has specific foreseeable obstacles, (one of which is less time to blog!!!). However, this semester, I have the surprising pleasure of teaching three classes of wonderful freshmen who make each class session an adventure in learning. They are helping  to restore my faith in the next techno immersed generation. They are developing into young scholars.  Here’s a shout out to them, my students this semester . . .even when I seem to challenge the margins of your comfort zone, you embrace frontiers of knowledge and continue to read, reflect, discuss, debate . . .bravo!

Now as for this semester’s other activities . . . . .First, I thank Michael Lapin and the founders of San Diego Comic Fest for inviting me to talk about Lt. Uhura and media representations African American women in outer space. The audience was informed and engaging! I also had a fun panel discussion session with fellow writers and educators. Our panel was titled “It’s the End of the World As We Know It”. We discussed sci fi films  industry fascination with world ending narratives and scenarios.  Fellow blogger Nerdie-Girlie wrote a really cool article with this picture: http://www.thenerdygirlie.com/2013/10/san-diego-comic-fest-2013.html

San.Diego.Comic.FestClayton Moore, James Morris, and Stephen Potts and the audience were soooooo much fun to interact with during the discussion!!!

Also– had an opportunity to participate in an Anti-Bullying event sponsored by one of the oldest arts groups located in Southeast San Diego, the San Diego African American Writers and Artists Inc. http://www.aawasd.org/ K-12 students and parents from all over San Diego shared stories.  An intervention presentation by students from the SDSU Social Work Department provided much needed information and audience support.

I was honored to perform student authored poems from the stage. An added perk: a pleasant chill-time with award winning writer, poet and Broadway performer Reginald (Reggie) Gaines (“Bring in Da Noise Bring in Da Funk”) http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2011/04/grammy_and_tony-nominated_writ.html who made an appearance in support of the event’s community focus.  Always busy, he travels between New York and San Diego.

Delores Fisher and Reggie Gaines at San Diego African American Writers & Artists Inc. Anti-Bullying event

Delores Fisher and Reggie Gaines at San Diego African American Writers & Artists Inc. Anti-Bullying event

Last but not least, I appeared in a community-ensemble play written by relocated East Coast and Virgin Island playwright, Clarence Cuthbertson(Cabana Theater). He directed us in an adaptation of his off Broadway hit “Faith Journey.“http://www.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/subjects/t/theater/index.html?query=CUTHBERTSON,%20CLARENCE&field=per&match=exact It was not only the San Diego premiere and but also a community introduction to a growing ensemble group that he is mentoring. News flash . . . .he has a new play for the Christmas holidays coming up soon. More—- as I find out the particulars!

Here are a few photos from rehearsals:

Delores Fisher as Mother Genny in the San Diego premiere of the play"Faith Journey"

Delores Fisher as Mother Genny in the San Diego premiere of the play”Faith Journey”

Actor Orlando Franklin

Actor Orlando Franklin

Actress Shae Coleman ( Blackberi) and vocalist/model Alexis Long

Actress Shae Coleman
( Blackberi) and vocalist/model Alexis Long

Delores Fisher as "Mother Genny" and vocalist model Alexis Long as "Melissa"

Delores Fisher as “Mother Genny” and vocalist model Alexis Long as “Melissa”

Award winning playwright  Clarence Cuthbertson

Award winning playwright
Clarence Cuthbertson

An added bonus: playwright Cuthbertson allowed me to compose and perform an original song  “Know Whose Child You Are” for the play. It felt really nice to be back on stage.

Well, the semester is almost ended. Gotta finish the introduction to my new book for the beginning of Spring 1014, an African American reader (compilation of a few of my favorite essays) published by Linus Press!!!!!!!

Singing a Thanksgiving season song in quiet celebration,

Musewoman, delores fisher

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