I Am Shelly Bell

Washington, DC

To merely refer to North Carolina native and Alexandria, VA resident Shelly Bell as a curious and talented consumer of life's most positive energies would only tell half of the story. An award-winning poet, as well as a songwriter and published author, her diversity of skills allow her to expertly navigate the space between performance and journalism. Excelling as a truly dynamic force in local, national and now international media, her work as performance poet has led to an arts partnership with the Northern VA Fine Arts Association, a performance with the world renowned Washington Metro Philharmonic Association, and serving as an Arts Commissioner for the City of Alexandria ,VA.

Furthermore, her evocative, forthright and conversational writing style is now showcased on Washington, DC/New York, NY based hipster mega-blog Brightest Young Things, internationally respected hip-hop cultural site BrooklynBodega,com, portal for Free - the former 106 and Park host and current FM radio personality - freesworld.com, and Bell's own iamshellybell.com. Shelly Bell is unquestionably an extraordinarily gifted artist mixing uncommon honesty with a populist style. Her unflinching desire to remain honest to herself and her aspiration makes her personal motto entirely true. "Regret Nothing Write Everything!"

For more information on how to book Shelly to speak at your next event email iamshellybell@gmail.com.

Education and Experience:

Mantra: Regret Nothing | Write Everything™


Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science (North Carolina A&T State University)
Certified Virginia Teacher (Computer Science)
Adobe Certified Associate (Dreamweaver & Flash CS3)
Certified American Red Cross CPR Instructor

Professional Experience:

Director of Seven City Art Society, LLC (www.sevencityartsociety.com)
Educator, Department Chair, Alexandria City Public Schools, TC Williams High School
Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
Media Specialist, Prince George's County Schools, Longfields Elementary
Educator, Charlotte Mecklenburg School Systems, Sedgefield Middle

Poetry/Performance experience:

Washington Metro Philharmonic Association (Spring Concert)
American University, DC
George Washington University, DC
The Black History Museum, VA
The Black Luv Festival, DC
University of Maryland College Park,

  • Work
    • Technical Writer
  • Education
    • B.S. in Computer Science (NC A&T State University)