Avril Somerville

Writer, Speaker, and Author in Pennsylvania

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My name is Avril Somerville. I am a writer.

On the Page: I am the author of "A Journey Of Life On Purpose: Creativity, Love, Womanhood, Community, Race, and Identity" and owner of SomerEmpress Publishing, Inc. You can find my blog home here.

I believe that there is always room for your story. My sincere hope is that in daring to tell my own, I have encouraged someone else to do the same. "A Journey Of Life On Purpose" contains personal essays and poetry; together, they tackle the intersectionality of identity, creativity, spirituality, and community. It is but one woman's account of what it means to live an intentional life.

Off the page: I am committed to transforming lives through the creative process, and am most interested in helping others utilize their creative gifts to live fully and on purpose. I am inspired by life and its unlimited potential to mold and bring out the absolute best in us.

Whether I am speaking at a middle school, my alma mater, or at a Fortune 500 company, my #TransformativeTalks help others to experience personal breakthroughs that allow them to develop his/her own narrative through writing.

To book me for a #TransformativeTalk, author or poetry reading, or writing workshop please complete go here.


  • Work
    • SomerEmpress Publishing, Inc.
  • Education
    • Swarthmore College
    • Pennsylvania State University, University Park