Amber Robinson Features at Palabra!
PALABRA on Zoom
a night of poetry hosted by Ted Washington – with guest host Julie Corrales!
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Featured Artist : Amber Robinson
Amber Robinson is a local journalist, poet and local nonprofit leader. She proudly considers herself a writer above all else. She has been writing poetry from the age of 12. Although, her mother assures her she has been composing poetry since before she could write, apparently instructing her to write poems using her vegetable soup as metaphor. At the age of 24 Amber enlisted into the Army and spent 10 years writing for the military as a photojournalist and public affairs leader. She is a three-time Afghanistan war veteran and is the recipient of the coveted Bronze Star earned during her third tour of duty for excellence in her profession during wartime. She has written stories and taken photos all over Afghanistan to include the dangerous Korengal Valley seen in the documentary Restrepo and from the now famous Combat Outpost Keating, where the recent movie The Outpost took place about the renowned Battle of Kamdesh. She has worked with military forces from all over the world to include Czech, French, British, New Zealanders, Afghans, Filipino and Australian forces. After her time in service she moved to San Diego and entered into the world of veteran advocacy and nonprofit work. In 2014 she became the Vice President and co-founder of nonprofit The American History Theater with fellow veteran Hal Berry. Through AHT she has been able to find a niche for advocacy of veterans who struggle with PTSD associated with combat or military sexual trauma. Each year she hosts an interactive workshop, Shout and Stomp, which shares with veterans ways creative movement (or modern dance) and theatre can pave alternative pathways to healing from trauma. She is now the Senior Vice President of AHT and looks forward to many years leading this unique organization. To learn more about what her organization does go to www.americanhistorytheater.org. Amber is also a contributing writer for the San Diego Veterans Magazine and has been published for the last three years in the San Diego Poetry Annual as a Veteran Poet. She plans to continue to pursue all goals and talents here in gorgeous San Diego, California.
After the featured reading we will have an open mic.
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