Charlene Evans, affectionately named Chiccy Baritone, had no idea that performing a monologue called, "Black Love" by Gwendolyn Brooks for her high school pageant would be the beginning of her love for poetry. It was there that her love for the spoken word was cultivated and has now grown to include keynotes at corporate events and national organizations, voice-overs, a documentary production, conferences, open-mics, features and so much more. As both a professional and poet, her combination of spiritual and artistic flair gives her a stimulating versatility.
Chiccy Baritone infuses a love for words and inspiration into her poetry. Her soulful style allows her to connect with every person in the room. She empowers others to express themselves as they connect to her melodic voice, her story, and her enthusiasm for life.
Chiccy's rhetorical style centers around speaking life-giving words. She has a powerful poetic delivery and her speaking engagements allow her to exactly do what God created her to do: Speak Life.
Chiccy's goal: To touch your heart with her words. She coined the mantra that represents her: Self-Expression, World Outreach, and People Progression. Each of these themes is intertwined throughout her address where she compels her listeners to reflect on self-expression, reaching out to the world, and progressing in self-development.
Pomegranate: The Sweet And Bitter Seeds Of Life is a collection of written poetry that spans over 20 years. Some of these poems like, “GAP,” “MakeOver,” “Custom Made,” “LIPS – Proverbs 18:21” can be heard on Chiccy Baritone’s Poetry CD, “Wildflower – Vol. I”. The heart of Chiccy Baritone has remained motivated by Self-Expression | World Outreach | People Progression creating poetic work that intertwines her love for God and life through varies ‘seeds’ that leave stains---just like the potent, bold and messy juice of a Pomegranate.
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Healing On The Other Side is a memoir about my mother, Viola Evans. Her story is one that many people may relate to themselves, or know of someone who shares a similar narrative: A loving wife and mother with amazing girlfriends that never met a stranger. A magnet to people because of her infectious personality, laugh, and spirit. This book shares her story of encountering multiple health issues that bring her family and friends to a place of prayer, hope, and healing. But will that healing take place on earth or on the other side? This journey is documented through a series of emails that turned into devotionals and now a book. The uncertainty of life is filled with laughter, tears, fear, hope, and love which are displayed through a journey that has more ups and downs than a rollercoaster ride at an amusement park. A journey that changes the lives of everyone connected to her.
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