It has been a long minute since I have posted a new blog considering I’ve been busy as bee here in Charlotte, NC. I’d like to catch you up on where I’ve been and what is to come, so feel free to read on and click links and join me where you can along the way.
First, I relocated to Charlotte, NC from Newburgh, NY in December- the transition was one worth remembering lord knows- cause it took nearly 7 months to finalize everything with my mother’s health. The day before we shipped out my grandmother passed, so it postponed the move a week. Nevertheless, we’re here and things are moving smoothly.
I traveled to Durham,NC, ATL, Savannah, & Decator (GA) about a week after arriving. It was a much needed experience to celebrate my sister’s Masters & my own move. It was nice performing along the way and meeting wonderful people like Ceelo, Tommy Bottoms, Theresa Davis and many more well known poets, producers etc. We (my Spirit siStar Gemynii & I) then went on a retreat to Azule in Jan : New Danger Artist/Activist Retreat— A MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE that occurs almost every 2 months for artists/ writers of all backgrounds.
Below is the pic-story of my travels…
I found a new place to call home for poetry @ Poor Richard’s Book Shoppe, Charlotte, NC. I had the privilege of being a live visual artist for the March 2nd show. I also had the honor of co-hosting a CIAA event @ Societe where I also performed 2 of my pieces. Prior to these events I met some of QC’s hottest upcoming hip hop artists from the Famlord Ent crew. The Real Wudd aka HollyWudd & Yung FamLord who also hit the stage with me.
Even greater news, I became a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc, Beta Omicron Sigma Spr 2013. Eeee-Yip! I love these ladies!
I later met with a wonderful graphic artist by the name of Antoine Lassiter who created the OFFICIAL LOGOS for Unity Through Poetry ( Spreading Unity Through Poetry).
In the past few months, I started a new line of EXTREME LINKS, Nerd Rings, & The Touba Faal Collection by Luvleeh Inks & Links.
Which brings us to the current state- I am now working with Yung FamLord on a track with Lil T coming soon 2013. I was asked to be on a track with Dynasty- a poet from upstate NY. Be on the look out for more on that. I traveled back to NY to see family and friends & had the honor of stopping by my RIGHT HAND Bettina Gold Wilkerson “Open Mic in The Valley”. I featured in Silver Spring, MD as a vendor/ poet this past week at the start of April. I have an interview with SUPERINK.
I am displaying/ selling my jewelry at a local private event for ladies following the first interview. Saturday April 27th, I’m walking in the March For Babies DONATE to SIGMA GAMMA RHO Sorority Inc, Beta Omicron Sigma Chapter It’s never too late! Sunday it’s back in the mix with Abstract Academy Presents Sunday Sound Sensations. This is the wonderful place where UTP has found a new home and where Luvleeh Inks & Links has too – as two of the Sponsors for the event every Sunday! Last, I have another interview with BoutDatLifeRadio.com Monday, April 29th. I am scheduled to host the first Sunday of @ Sunday Sound Sensation May 5th, for the CASH POT COMPETITION. I am booked as a vendor for Words Of Wisdom Open Mic May 7th.
In other news, Unity Through Poetry is soaring we now have nearly 12 Affiliates over 300 followers on Twitter: @UnityThruPoetry, FB “Spreading Unity Through Poetry & Instagram @UnityThroughPoetry is growing too. The new UTP blog has launched @ http://spreadingutp.wordpress.com. The Ustream.tv and Youtube channels are also expanding as more UTP interviews and links are tagged to promote local and national artists from all genres. The website is coming soon. UTP has been promoting for America’s Next Top Rapper and we’re looking forward to continuing to support the arts.
So, have I been a busy bee or what? This is only the beginning. 4 months into the year and God is truly blessing me. Living this dream… I even paint more in the new year! I’m growing spiritually as well. If you would like to book me for any events either as a visual artist, a visual wearable art- artist( handmade jewelry), a poet, motivational speaker, mentor, workshop facilitator— simply email email@example.com. If you would like to ORDER/PURCHASE any paintings, wearable art, or a book (Sakura: A Luvleeh Experience Volume 1) feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out the website: Luvleeh.com. Join me on FB “Luvleeh Inks & Links” or Luvleeh Poetiklocks, Follow me on IG: @RenaeNuru or Twitter @LiloJope ( for poetry etc) OR @LuvInksNLinks ( For arts business). I thank you for reading my Updates News Letter, be on the look out for more to come!
Keep SPREADING UNITY THROUGH POETRY!!!
Leandrea “Luvleeh Poetiklocks” Hill
This Post is Dedicated to my Best Friend Terrence Lamont Anderson who transitioned April 3rd, 2013. You will be forever in my heart dear friend. I love you. Thank you for believing in me even when I didn’t see my own light.