|Ignite the Mic Competition|| Winner in the Poetry Category March 17, 2012!
Feature story on the front page of the Lifestyle Section of the Greenville News in the August 2, 2004 edition
Featured in a Greenville Magazine article, titled “Young, Gifted and Black -16 African Americans changing the face of Greenville"
Featured in the 2004-2005 Winter Edition of the SCSU Review in an article titled, “Distinguished Alumni Under 40”
|Las Vegas Poets Society||
“Best Newcomer Poet of 2005” by the Las Vegas Poets Society in Las Vegas, NV
|IMARA Woman Magazine||
Cover of the March/April 2007 Edition of IMARA Woman Magazine
|Brookland Baptist Church||
One of many opening acts for Michelle Obama at the Women’s Conference at Brookland Baptist Church May 2007 in Columbia, SC
|“R U Skooled?"||
Creator and Producer of an annual all woman poetry showcase called, “R U Skooled? From Any Woman’s Perspective-Poetically” that raises money for a local non-profit of choice. This Annual showcase started in 2007
|Rock the River Tour||
Work for Billy Graham Ministries for their annual “Rock the River Tour” that travels to 5 cities along the Mississippi River 2009
Writer for Billy Graham "Ransom" site from September 2011 – March 2012 . An evangelistic website to minister to Young adults between the ages of 18-30yrs old. http://www.ransom.tv/author/cevans
Not content with being the last in line…
Introduced to the poetry circuit in 2001 and affectionately named, “Chiccy Baritone” (Pronounced “chick-y”), by her best friend, Charlene Evans lives up to the full meaning of her stage name. Chic, well-put together (spiritually and emotionally), she is a woman who uses her deep alto voice to share her life stories in poetry form with much authority! Her work can best be described as spiritually ground, filled with real life situations and God-filled solutions. Residing in Greenville, SC, Charlene still considers her birth place, Columbia, SC, home. Awarded a degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from South Carolina State University, Charlene moved to the Upstate to begin her journey into adulthood while working in the corporate arena. After the release of her first CD in 2004 titled, “Next in Line”, Charlene received a great deal of attention.
Some of her recognition include various Keynote Speaker engagements, conferences, schools and open-mics. However, this is only the beginning to where God is extending the use of his word in the vessel of Charlene Evans…she won’t be the last but her prayer is to leave a challenging word in your heart and soul long after she has left the stage.
“Poetry is life, chiccy baritone speaks life, and what is life or chiccy without poetry?”