WTCI TV: Raise Your Voice

I am so honored to be part of this project! Raise You Voice; an educational series on WTCI tv and educational YouTube series. This project matches children’s book authors with poets, with an interview discussing the book and poetry.

In this episode we discuss my book “Shu Shu’s Bright New Day” with poet Carlos Davis and host Marsha Mills. We are all members of Rhyme N Chatt Interactive Poetry, of which Marsha is President.

So many wonderful opps have come my way in Chattanooga that I never would have had back in Utah, that I am overwhelmed with gratitude. Thank you WTCI, Rhyme N Chatt poetry.

Watch the 14 minute video HERE or watch for it on WTCI TV (a Tennessee station)

Vision and Verse

Hunter Museum of American Art, vision and verse,

I am sooo honored to be part of this event. In the Vision and Verse series the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga invites poets to be inspired by works in a specific exhibit, then present them. This series is centered on the art of Beuford Delaney and his friendship with James Baldwin. The 3 poets will be the Poetic Diva aka Marsha Mills. Poetess Phenominal C aka Carla P Elliott, and Me aka Tomodachi. Thursday 3/23, 6 to 7 PM, free

For more details visit the Facebook event

Radio interview on WUTC radio (88.1FM or host Ray Basset speaks with Marsha Mills, president of Rhyme N Chatt: interview

Book Signing

Rhyme N Chatt Interactive Poetry has published 2022 Anthology of member poetry. Launch party and signing will be Sunday 12/11, 4 PM at Arts Build in Chattanooga. The anthology includes works from many members and is created as an interactive experience, with QR codes leading readers to view recorded performances of the works It includes writing prompts with blank pages and options to submit works online to a group forum.

Main X 24: Poets n Pickers

Main X 24 is the annual celebration on Chattanooga’s Southside held on the 1st Saturday of December. You must see the parade on Main Street with the Howard School marching band! Then join the Poets n Pickers Porch Party at Patio 1603 Williams Street from noon to 4. Open mic sessions run hourly:

1 to 2: Chattanooga Writers’ Guild

                        with host Cynthia Young

2 to 3: Rhyme N Chatt Interactive Poetry

                        with host justCaprice

3 to 4: Poets n Pickers

                        with host Tomodachi

Scenic Roots Interview

WUTC radio, the NPR affiliate for Chattanooga makes a special effort to support local arts. Scenic Roots is a program aired Monday – Friday at 3 PM with host Ray Bassett, who interviewed Mark Anderson, director of Make Music Day Chattanooga.


We also thank Richard Winham for his programs supporting writing and music, which air in the 2nd half of Scenic Roots.

WUTC radio is located at 88.1 FM or online at: WUTC

Make Music Day – Chattanooga

Make Music Day is a global celebration of music and of making music, held on the summer solstice, June 21. The festive day began in France about 30 years ago and has spread around the world. Chattanooga’s chapter began in 2016 under the direction of Taryn Balwinski and Brian Auten, which they have turned over to Mark Anderson for 2022. For updates and invitations to participate follow the resources listed below.