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BUTTAFLY’S ARTIST REGISTRY


    words, lessons, and opportunities…
TARSHA SEMAKULA
 Tarsha Semakula is a talented writer, poet, and entrepreneur
  who has published a book of poetry titled ...
DUES PLUMA
   Dues Pluma is a Hip Hop/Spoken
Word artist who is currently working on
  a new mixtape titled My Depression:...
LAISSEZ FAIRE

Laissez Faire is a Spoken Word/Hip Hop artist who is
 the other half of Tel-A-Vision, a hip hop duo who is
...
VALERIE CONTI

Valerie Conti is an accomplished playwright who
  has led numerous theatrical workshops and
 classes throug...
MARILYN THOMAS-KING
 Marilyn Thomas-King is an accomplished, published poet and
   visual artist who is the founder of MTK...
LUIS BERNARD
Luis Bernard is an accomplished poet and spoken word artist. He has
 facilitated creative writing and perform...
NAIMA YETUNDE INCE
Naima Yetunde Ince is a talented writer and poet who has performed in
  various NYC venues and toured v...
RONALD L. HENDRICKS
     Talented Writer, Director, Music Producer and
  Poet/MC. For six years, Ronald co-wrote and co-
 ...
APRIL JONES
          April Jones is a published prolific
poet, performer, and comedian. She has performed
her poetry at v...
TRACEY BOND
 Tracey Bond is a freelance artist/ illustrator. She received a
Bachelor’s degree in Illustration from the Fas...
TAMERA KIRBY
Tamera Kirby is a published poet, teacher, minister, and orator.
   She is a mother of two daughters and six ...
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  1. 1. BUTTAFLY’S ARTIST REGISTRY words, lessons, and opportunities…
  2. 2. TARSHA SEMAKULA Tarsha Semakula is a talented writer, poet, and entrepreneur who has published a book of poetry titled Gyrations of A Hip Hop Poet and whose manuscript The Beautiful Mess was a finalist for Hamline University’s Outstanding Thesis In Fiction in May of 2008. She is also at work on an upcoming nonfiction book titled “The Lovely Life Of Dorothy A. Malone.” Ms. Semakula has an M.F.A In Creative Writing from Hamline University. She is also the founder/owner of Buttafly Communications. To book Ms. Semakula for an event/workshop email her at buttafly100@yahoo.com
  3. 3. DUES PLUMA Dues Pluma is a Hip Hop/Spoken Word artist who is currently working on a new mixtape titled My Depression: The Mixtape, along with the joint effort from Laissez Faire, called: The Katana Chronicles: Vol. 1. I have seen what Hip Hop can do, who can relate to it, and how influential it still is in so many people’s lives. To book Dues Pluma for an event or workshop email him at ghost2many@yahoo.com
  4. 4. LAISSEZ FAIRE Laissez Faire is a Spoken Word/Hip Hop artist who is the other half of Tel-A-Vision, a hip hop duo who is currently working on a mixtape titled :The Katana Chronicles Vol 1. I could sit around and hope for Hip Hop to come back, or I can bring it back. I plan to be the reviver. To book Laissez Faire for an event or workshop email him at laisse08@yahoo.com
  5. 5. VALERIE CONTI Valerie Conti is an accomplished playwright who has led numerous theatrical workshops and classes throughout the New York metro area. She currently holds an M.F.A in Playwriting from Brooklyn College.
  6. 6. MARILYN THOMAS-KING Marilyn Thomas-King is an accomplished, published poet and visual artist who is the founder of MTK Entertainment 4U- A company that provides quality entertainment via the avenues of performance, published texts, and video/media . Ms. King has been published in the anthology titled Quilted From The Heart: Voices From Within. She is a featured poet at Starks Open Mic in downtown Manhattan and is the Co-founder and host of the Sister of Da Soul Open Mic Series. Ms. King has a B.A. in Communications. To book Ms. King for an event/workshop, or to inquire about or book MTK Entertainment 4U...email her at sister_of_the_soul@yahoo.com
  7. 7. LUIS BERNARD Luis Bernard is an accomplished poet and spoken word artist. He has facilitated creative writing and performance workshops for youth. In addition, he has also managed and directed workshops in preparation for creative writing, oratory and poetry competitions, coached and mentored youth aged 13-19, for all disciplines of the arts, humanities and science by using critical writing techniques encompassed with public speaking skills. Currently, Mr. Bernard runs In Progress-an organization dedicated to empowering youth via the use of spoken word, poetry, and performances. To book Mr. Bernard for an event or workshop email him at nardtruth@yahoo.com Check out In Progress at www.myspace.com/theinprogressgroup
  8. 8. NAIMA YETUNDE INCE Naima Yetunde Ince is a talented writer and poet who has performed in various NYC venues and toured various states with the Parle Poetry Tour. Parle is a NYC urban entertainment publication. Naima is also the author of the original stage play “Men Always Leave.” She is also at work on an upcoming play “There Were Two of Us in the Room” and a recording album titled “Deliverance.” Ms. Ince has a B.A. in Drama Studies. Ms. Ince is attending graduate school at Pratt Institute for a M.A. in Arts and Cultural Management. To book Ms. Ince for an event/workshop, please email her at living.freenyi@gmail.com
  9. 9. RONALD L. HENDRICKS Talented Writer, Director, Music Producer and Poet/MC. For six years, Ronald co-wrote and co- directed the annual series “Converge-Celebration of Men of Color,” which is a staged variety show, held at SUNY Purchase College. Ronald has produced music for his own album and others. He co-directed the stage play “Men Always Leave.” He is currently working on future musical projects and collaborations with fellow colleagues. Mr. Hendricks has a B.A. in Liberal Studies with a Minor in Music Production. To book Mr. Hendricks for an event/workshop email him at Micprodigy@gmail.com
  10. 10. APRIL JONES April Jones is a published prolific poet, performer, and comedian. She has performed her poetry at venues such as The Nuyorican Poetry Café and the Payan Theatre in Times Square. She has performed her comedy acts at local cafes and comedy clubs and recently at Mo Pitkins and Caroline’s Comedy Club. She recently published a book of poetry titled A Faa Real Experience and hosted a performance open mic at Stains Lounge in Brooklyn and Sam’s Soul Food Kitchen in the Bronx.
  11. 11. TRACEY BOND Tracey Bond is a freelance artist/ illustrator. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Illustration from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Tracey has created an original line of greeting cards called ”Cards Made in Faith”. Her paintings have been published for “Cricket” magazine for children. Tracey is currently exhibiting at The Creole Restaurant, Music Supper Club, and The T&J Bakery Café in New York City. To book Ms. Bond for an exhibit or workshop email her at tracjane95@juno.com Check out the blog Art By Bond Check out Tracey’s Online Gallery
  12. 12. TAMERA KIRBY Tamera Kirby is a published poet, teacher, minister, and orator. She is a mother of two daughters and six grandchildren –all girls. She is a graduate of Cardinal Stritch University with a Masters in Religious Studies. She enjoys writing poetry, fiction, and working with young people. Tamera Kirby is an active assistant teacher of high schoolers with special needs. She is looking forward to publishing a book of fiction and is always looking forward to new ideas and ways of enjoying life. To book Ms. Kirby for a workshop/event email her at tkirby71@hotmail.com
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