Ashlee Haze

Ashlee Haze


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  • As seen on NPR's Tiny Desk Series w/ Blood Orange
  • 3- Time Queen of the South Poetry Slam Champion
  • As seen on Button Poetry, Refinery29, & Missy Elliot's Instagram Page

Ashlee Haze is a poet and spoken word artist from Atlanta by way of Chicago. Earning the nickname “Big 30" because of her consistency in getting a perfect score, she is one of the most accomplished poets in the sport of poetry slam. She has been a part of the Atlanta Poetry circuit for over a decade and has been writing over 15 years. Ashlee Haze was the most booked artist at the 2017 NACA Nationals Conference and is in the midst of a 100+ city college tour. She also is a spokesperson for Lane Bryant, appearing the the brand’s Spring 2017 campaign.

Coping Mechanism: A Writing & Release Workshop
This workshop will explore poetry as catharsis through the lens of grief and distress. Attendees should be prepared to write through a source of grief that they aim to release or cope with through writing. Roughly 40% of the workshop will be open forum discussion about loss and life. Another 40% of the class will be writing to a prompt that aims to give the attendee a healthy way to process and heal from that which has caused pain. The last 20% being dedicated to the sharing of those writings.

Pump up the Volume: A Strategic Communication & Public Speaking Workshop
This workshop will give attendees the tools to be heard by their intended audience and how to strategically communicate ideas. Ashlee Haze will detail how her writing brought Missy Elliott to her front door step (literally) and how your work can be a magnet to what and who you aim to attract. This workshop will be 50% lecture and 50% open forum/audience interaction.

Poetry and the Art of Connecting
This workshop will address poetry as a healing tool through the lens of connection. Ashlee Haze will discuss how fear, shame, and judgment tend to sculpt our work as artists and provide tools and insight to how we can be vulnerable in our work. This will be a lecture with a writing component. This workshop will be equal parts lecture, writing, and sharing.

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

    Ashlee Haze
    Ashlee Haze is a two-time Women of the World Poetry Slam finalist and Southeast Regional Slam Champion. You may have seen her poems on Youtube, Huffington Post, For Harriet and many other media platforms where her poetry has been described as funny, heart wrenching, and most importantly, unapologetic. She was the most booked artist at the 2017 NACA National Convention and was recently featured in the Lane Bryant #thisbody campaign.

    Please welcome Ashlee Haze!