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Liberian-born multidisciplinary artist, e.g. bailey, is an actor, spoken word artist, filmmaker, playwright and producer. Since ’95, he has co-founded and co-produced Write On RaDio!, an award-winning weekly literary radio program on KFAI Fresh Air Radio; co-founded Arkology, a spoken word and music collective, which was chosen in the City Pages’ “Picked to Click” Best New Band Poll in 1998 and 1999; e.g. co-wrote and co-produced blues for nina: a poetic interpretation of the life and music of nina simone, for SASE: The Write Place and the Twin Cities Black Film Festival; was commissioned by Pangea World Theater to adapt Chinua Achebe’s novel No Longer at Ease to the stage; produces Words Will Heal the Wound: a celebration of community through poetry, a spoken word radio series for KFAI Fresh Air Radio in celebration of National Poetry Month, now in its third year; and inaugurated two new spoken word radio shows, Tehuti: The Art of Spoken Word on KFAI and Urban Griots on KMOJ. Recently he co-founded Singers of Daybreak, the first spoken word conference, to engage dialogue about the art of spoken word with local and nationally recognized spoken word artists; and is currently Executive Director of the MN Spoken Word Association, which he co-founded to develop the Singers of Daybreak conference, and Trú Rúts Endeavors, an artistic organization that fosters innovative projects and works. He recently directed his first play, for colored girls and black boys: The Remix. To find out more about e.g. or stay connected with his work go to: www.egbailey.com | www.truruts.com

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