godchild, 29th Annual ODU Literary Festival



Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



Webb University Center - North Cafeteria

Author/Artist Bio

godchild, known to some as Carlton West, Jr., is an award-winning poet and recording artist. He has been a creative writing instructor for Camp Celebration, a division of the Center for Community Development in Portsmouth for the last four years, and has taught workshops and given performances for the Newport News Library System. For the last two years he also has worked on a Spoken Word Development Series with the Portsmouth School System His first spoken word CD, "Complex Simplicity," was a collaborative effort with Thirteen. His second CD, "Personology," won The Best Spoken Word Award at the 2006 National Underground Spoken Word Awards. He is the host of Fuzzy Wednesdays and regularly hosts other venues, both locally and abroad.


godchild performed with Queen Sheba, Jeff Hewitt and Tarika Blizzard on Tuesday, October 18, 2006 at 12:00 p.m.


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