Azure Antoinette is in high demand as a poet, arts-in-education consultant, speaker and workshop facilitator on youth poetic expression and creative writing as catharsis. She has been commissioned to write for Maria Shriver, Beats By Dr. Dre, California Arts Council, the late Lt. Colonel Lee Archer (Tuskegee Airman), American Cancer Society's benefit Art 4 Life and many more.
Currently you will find Azure tethering between New York where she is a resident teaching artist for the Young Women's Leadership Network, with her art-in-education organization - STUDIO:alchemy, or in Los Angeles where she is working with ABC Family developing new programming around the subject of teen voices and expression.
Antoinette is the creator of STUDIO:alchemy, an arts-in-education organization, operating curriculum in Astoria, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Jamaica and Los Angeles. STUDIO:alchemy will be traveling to India in August 2012 to administer a 9 week intensive to Shanti Bhavan Children's Project, a international partner of She's the First. Additionally, Azure established Aalchemik Press - an independent publishing house for poetry and narrative literary work in 2011.
Azure believes that we should all strive to do what we love for a living, she can be found living by a quote that she penned in 2010 - "Take it moment by moment, sometimes a day is too much."
Azure Antoinette has written 2 books, Bittersweet and Commissioned. Her third title is Commissioned. Back Story., which will be available for purchase August 2012. Her first full length collection titled, For the sake of BREVITY, will be in stores in 2013.