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PTSD and Me: A journey Told Through Poetry Newport News, VA

Thursday, April 23, 2020, 1:30 AM

"Her performance is energetic and raw. Her passion is palpable."                                           PTSD AND ME: A JOURNEY TOLD THROUGH POETRY                                                            Written and Performed by Erika Renee Land                                                                            Directed by Carol Welter INCLUDES A QUESTION AND ANSWER WITH THE AUDIENCE Erika Land's PTSD and ME is a 45-minute one woman show that is irresistibly lined with head-bopping rhythms and palpable poetry. The story is about Land’s personal life, military experiences, and her struggles with PTSD. Land uses poetry as a way to express herself. “I felt stuck. My poetry opened a door for me to express my feelings and provided a way to share my story.” Patrons can expect to leave the raw performance thoroughly entertained, yet with a better understanding of the various symptoms that can lead to the manifestation of PTSD. Land expresses her hopes of an engaging, post-show community conversation so that people will become more aware of the symptoms and be encouraged. Erika Land is a 21st century War Poet, one of the only Cover Poets in the United States, an author, motivational speaker and more. She has published five books, written academic commentaries and performs nationwide at various venues. 10% of the proceeds from each show will be donated to local organizations that assist homeless veterans.  Some of our recipients and future recipients Veterans Empowerment Organization has provided Housing, Supportive Services, Job Training and Placement to over 5,000 homeless veterans and their families. he Veterans Center of North Texas assist Veterans, of all ages and service eras, and their families to navigate through the network of public and private agencies to obtain assistance, services and support to establish and maintain productive lifestyles within our North Texas communities. Suitability: Mature (under 14 yrs NOT permitted) Genre: Poet or Monologue Performance


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