Powerful performance poetry. Thought-provoking prose. Speaking Intersections is a dynamic reading of black feminist queer immigrant literature. Speaking truth to power, Lenelle performs original poems, essays and monologues to illuminate the intersection of race, class, gender, spirit and sexuality. (45-minute set, followed by 15 minutes of Q&A with the audience).

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booking (at) lenellemoise (dot) com


“A STUNNING performance! Lenelle’s spoken word artistry is profound and deeply moving. Her words, images, body language, and emotion offer new ways to see and understand human experience. There was nothing short of awe in the packed house last night! What a gift to the campus community to have Lenelle Moïse at [Ithaca College] as artist-in-residence for the week, sharing her passion and brilliance.”

Carla Golden, Ithaca College, Women’s and Gender Studies

“Lenelle's visit was a huge success! Her ability to connect to and engage with our students was exciting.  Students left the event inspired to write and tell their stories.  They saw in Lenelle's work new possibilities for written and oral language.  It was perfect!” 

Lesle Lewis, Landmark College, English

"Lenelle Moïse examines issues of race, class, gender and sexuality–issues that impact all of our lives–in a beautifully creative way that is all at once funny, sad, provocative, inspiring, and engaging. As we work on campus and in our communities to do the hard work of learning from each other and building coalitions to work for social change, Lenelle's powerful performance challenges the audience, with her incisive stories and poetry, to do just that. She is a much needed powerhouse of truth and inspiration."

Kaite Dunn, Evergreen State College, student

basic tech requirements

. 1 microphone

. 1 mic stand

. 1 music stand

. 1 wooden chair

. speakers/amps & plug-ins*

. skilled sound & lighting technician who will stay for the duration of the performance


*Lenelle creates live sound design throughout this performance with a phrase looping machine, the Digitech Jamman (see www.digitech.com/products/JamMan/JamMan.htm). A microphone plugs into the Jamman but a 1/4 output plug is needed to connect to speakers/amps in the performance space. 

production history

November 1, 2016 Ithaca, NY

Ithaca College

February 10, 2016 Ithaca, NY

Ithaca College

November 20, 2014 Weston, MA

Cambridge School of Weston

April 27, 2014 Gill, MA

Northfield Mount Hermon School

March 28, 2013 New York, NY

New York University

March 27, 2013 Holyoke, MA

Holyoke Community College

November 20, 2008 Madison, NJ

Drew University

October 29, 2008 Williamstown, MA

Williams College

August 23, 2008 Putney, VT

Goddard College

May 4, 2008 Waterville, ME

Colby College

November 4, 2005 Northampton, MA

Smith College