About

Brief Bio

Nathan M. Richardson is a published author, performance poet and Frederick Douglass Historian.  His poetry collections include "Likeness of Being", "Twenty-one Imaginary T-shirts" and "The7 Last Poems of an Unarmed Citizen."  His work has been widely re-published in anthologies, magazines and newspapers such as the Channel Marker, The Cupola, Coastal Virginia Magazine and the Washington Post. He is now in the 7th year of The Frederick Douglass Speaking Tour a living history performance in which he captures completely the physical and spiritual essence of the former slave, writer, orator and abolitionist Frederick Douglass. This living history series has produced film credits with the National Park Service, Alabama Public Television and RTE - Irish Public Service Television. You can find more about Nathan Richardson and his work at www.scpublishing.com

Short Bio - 

Nathan M. Richardson is a published author, performance poet and Douglass Historian.  His poetry collections  include  "Likeness of Being", "Twenty-one Imaginary T-shirts" and "The 7 Last Poems of an Unarmed Citizen."  His work has been widely re-published in anthologies, magazines and newspapers such as the Channel Marker, The Cupola, Coastal Virginia Magazine and the Washington Post. Nathan teaches a variety of workshops for emerging writers and is the creator and host of the Poetry, Prose & Pizza Open Mic series.  He is a  former coach and current ambassador-at-large for the Hampton Roads Youth Poets.

 

 

Switching hats frequently from literature to history, he is now in his 7th year of The Frederick Douglass Speaking Tour; a living history performance in which he captures completely the physical and spiritual essence of the former slave, writer, orator and abolitionist Frederick Douglass. This living history series has produced film credits with the National Park  Service and Alabama Public Television. A short list of Nathan's other affiliations include the Suffolk Arts League, the Poetry Society of Virginia, Young Audiences of Virginia, 1st Amendment / 1st Vote, and  the Association of  Native & African History Professionals.

 

Long Bio -

 

A Native of Suffolk, Virginia, Nathan M. Richardson is an accomplished performance poet and published author. His published collections are "Likeness of Being",  "Twenty-one Imaginary T-shirts" and "The 7 Last Poems of an Unarmed Citizen".  His work has been widely re-published in anthologies, magazines and newspapers such as the Channel Marker, The Cupola, Coastal Virginia Magazine and the Washington Post.  Nathan has been a featured author at the following writers conferences/festivals; The James River Writers Festival, The Christopher Newport University Writers Conference, The PDCCC Literary Festival, the NSU William Carroll Literary Festival & the Hampton Roads Writers Writers Conference

 

For the past 15 years Nathan has been the organizer and host of the Poetry, Prose & Pizza Open Mic Series.  These quarterly open mics are syndicated in the cities of Chesapeake, Suffolk and Prince George, Virginia. Nathan teaches a variety of workshops for emerging writers.  Three of his most popular workshops are  "Paint Me a Poem",  "Words Beyond Walls" and "The Business of Becoming a Published Author".  Nathan has more than 20 years of activism mainly  with in the youth community as a mentor and  poetry coach for the youth empowerment organization -Teens with a Purpose.

 

Nationally, Nathan's poetry has been commissioned to accent major art exhibits at the Delaware Museum of Art, the New Mexico Holocaust Museum, and the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, VA.  Since 2014 he has been the Resident Creative Writing Instructor for the Artistic Verses Creative Writing Program sponsored by Newport News Public High Schools and the Peninsula Fine Arts Center (PFAC).   His past residencies include creative writing instructor for the Camp Rise Summer Arts Program which was awarded the 2012 National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Award from The White House. 

 

 

NATHAN'S PROJECTS  FOR 2021:  

 

Frederick Douglass Remembers Ireland  - a living history performance in celebration of 175 years since Douglass first visited Ireland 

VISUAL 2 VERBAL - a residency teaching  Echprastic Poetry in collaboration with the Suffolk Arts League and High Schools in Suffolk, VA

BECOMING DOUGLASS - a memoir of Nathan's 7 year journey in the portrayal of Frederick Douglass

 

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