RESUME 

 "..this is life up here,
who am I to not a fiend for it??" 

Height: 5'5   |   Eye Color: Brown|   Hair Color: All

Writer of all the things. Professional Performing Poet. Actress. Model. VIsionary. Creative Curator. Facilitator. Keynote Speaker. 

Black Woman. 

Awards/Achievements/Special Mentions 
  • 8 time Melody Inn Monthly Slam Winner – 2008

  • I Must Read Adult Poetry Slam Co-winner – 2005

  • Greenhouse Poetry Slam Winner (indy) – 2009

  • Indianapolis Poetry Slam Champ - 2010

  • 30something Entertainment (Louisville)  Audience Favorite 2009

  • Original Member of Fighting Words Poetry Collective – 2007-2009

  • Girls Scouts Convention (Indpls) Day Long Workshop – 2008

  • Eli Lilly’s MLK Celebration – Day long workshops for kids – 2009

  • Host of “Different Peace of Mind” Poetry Open Mic – 2012-2013

  • Classic Styles Hair & Fashion Show 2013 & 2014

  • Winner of “Everything Girls Love (Yandy Smith) Spoken Word Contest – 2013

  • IRT Poetry Slam – Top 2 – 2015

  • Center of Wellness for Urban Women (CWUW) – 7 Dimensions Honoree & Winner - 2017

  • 2020 Indiana State Poet Laureate Nominee

  • Runway Model - Runway Diva Boutique - 2015 - Present 

 Publications/Print/Albums 
  • Lights Out – Fighting Words Poetry – CD (2008)

  • The Good Fight – Fighting Words Poetry – CD (2009)

  • SAY Something – Poetry CD - (2010)

  • La Douleur eXquise (the exquisite pain) – Poetry CD (2012)

  • The Scary Beautiful – Poetry Chapbook – 2013

  • STREET POETS NYC – Site Contributor 2012

  • Freelance work for – Midwest Leak, WeSpeakVolumes (2012)

  • Featured In – NUVO 2009, 2016, 2019

  •  4cast Magazine (2008)

  •  Amps Magazine (2008)

  • Indy.com (2008) (2010),

  • Midwest Leak – Contributing Writer (2007),

  • Indianapolis Recorder - 2009 (2x), 2015

  • Indianapolis Monthly – Featured article – 2015

  • WTHR.com – featured article – 2015

  • Indiana Historical Society – Featured Artist 2016 & 2017

  • Kennedy King Memorial – 49th Anniversary – Featured Poet - 2017

  • Indianapolis Recorder Online – Contributing Blogger 2013 – 2015

  • BKNation.org – Published 2014, 2016 & 2017

  • BlogHER.com – Published Article – 2017

  • LiT Magazine – Curated & Written by Januarie York – online publication 2017 (add’l volumes 2018)

  • The Harmony Project – Featured Poet & Speaker – 2017 & 2018

  • Fafcollective.com – blurb – 2019

  • Indianainterchurch.org – blurb 2019

  •  nomaD- published book of poetry & essays by Januarie York – Coming Fall 2019

 Schools, Programs & Community 
  • Shortridge Middle School (3x)

  • Attucks Magnet School

  • 2010 Symposium on Preventing Violence – Southside H.S., Ft. Wayne, IN

  • Ball State College (4x)

  • IUPUI – Multiple Times

  • Indiana State University

  • Franklin University

  • Earlham University

  • Women of Excellence Conference

  • WEW Healthy Start Women’s Conference

  • Changing Faces Incorporated Domestic & Sexual Abuse Prevention Awareness Show – Featured Artist

  • Changing Faces Incorporated Domestic Abuse Awareness Show – Headliner

  • The Jazz Kitchen  - Various 2014-2016

  • Queen B. LiT Ladies Ball – Creative Director & Curator – 2014, 2017

  • Prestigious Princesses – Workshop Facilitator – 2015 -2016

  • VOICES CORP – Workshop Facilitator, all day 2016

  • Creative Mornings – Featured Poet & Speaker 2016

  • Prestigious Princesses Organization – Keynote Gala Speaker – 2016

  • Center of Wellness for Urban Women – Keynote Brunch Speaker - 2016

  • The Learning Tree – Instructor 2017, Writer, Healing Partner, Featured Poet

  • National Moment of Silence Rally - 2017

  • Asante Children’s Theater – Featured Poet – 2017

  • Mother’s Day Brunch – Keynote Speaker - 2017

  • The Wake – Featured Poet – 2017 & 2018

  • Visit Indy – 2017 & 2018

  • IUPUI – Featured Poet & Speaker (Career Week) – 2018

  • ASALH 2018 Conference -  Featured Poet

  • Garfield Park Arts Center – Youth Poetry Workshop - 2018

  • IU Health – Commissioned Poet & Featured Artist during 2018 Health Conference

  • Indy Black Author Gathering – Featured Poet – 2019

  • MoCOn Author’s Event – Featured Poet – 2019

  • Indystar – Featured article – 2015, 2019

  • Spirit & PLace - Art Facilitator - 2019

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