As an author, screenwriter and coach, I teach aspiring authors how to grow as writers and build their author brands using social media.
I also teach children workshops that teach 6-12 year-olds how to create and write their own children's books!
Price Range: $300 to $1,000
Gig Length: 20 - 60 minutes
Unions: National Writers Union
What to Expect
When folks ask me why I love sharing the story behind my journey to independently publish “Address: House of Corrections” – my first in a life-inspired trilogy about my grandmother, mother and great-grandmother – I have to quote Congresswoman Dianne Watson, who simply said…
“I lift as I climb.”
You see, I truly believe that faith leaves a trail. And by sharing my tale of courage, passion and perseverance, I can inspire others to pursue their dreams by any means necessary.
An expert wordsmith, Monice Mitchell Simms is a sociolinguistic scholar and authorpreneur that employs her words across the multiple platforms of social/media, publishing and film.
As an award-winning poet and playwright, Monice penned “Stop the Great War,” which was recognized as a Lorraine’s Hansberry finalist in the American College Theatre Festival and produced as a film for public television.
As a journalist, she has reported for numerous magazines and newspapers, including Newsweek Magazine, The Directors Guild of America magazine and the Detroit Free Press.
As a published author, Monice penned the novel, “Address: House of Corrections,” the first in a fictionalized trilogy exploring the lives of her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and the children’s book, “Nana’s Fridge.”
And as an award-winning screenwriter and filmmaker, Monice was chosen to participate in the CBS Diversity Institute Director Shadowing Program and she wrote, produced, and directed the films, “Carmin’s Choice” and “Rain” for Showtime. Monice has also helmed multiple projects, including “Breaking the Silence,” a Verizon/Los Angeles Urban League sponsored PSA on teen dating abuse and the documentary, “Keeping the Faith” on the career of broadcaster, Tavis Smiley. And her engaging screenplays have placed as semi-finalists in the top screenwriting competitions, Chesterfield Writers Fellowship and the Austin Film Festival.
Constantly creating, Monice holds a BA in journalism, a MFA in film and is currently pursuing a Doctorate degree in sociolinguistics.
Additional Booking Notes
All I need is an audience and a mic. And honestly, the mic is optional. :)
No set list is applicable.
|Monice Mitchell Simms||Author, filmmaker, writer|
Influences & Inspiration
My influences are drawn from my experiences as a spoken word artist, journalist, novelist, screenwriter and playwright.
Copies of my books