From Amateur to Action with Queena Bergen

Workshop

WHEN February 7, 2022
6:30pm WHERE Online Part of "Off the Stage Events" WHO The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi Open to the Public

Join creative entrepreneur and storyteller Queena Bergen in this workshop as she unpacks and discusses the most common reasons why artists hesitate to release their work and how certain restraints are fundamental keys to distributing content. Participants will learn the tools to aim for progress, and not perfection. Queena will lead participants through this interactive and discussion-based workshop.

Building on Queena Bergen’s performance at the USA Pavilion at Dubai Expo 2020.

Biography

Queena Bergen is on a mission to become one of the influential voices in performance poetry. Turning colorful personal narratives into an epigrammatic style of rhythmic stories about the determination, perseverance, and grit she utilized to follow her dreams. Born and raised in Franklin Township, NJ she has been writing and performing spoken word since she was 9 years old. Years later, her powerful use of the craft is still being recognized by institutions across the world.

Queena was a part of the Emmy award-winning public service campaign “Black History is Our History” on CBS, a featured performer at the USA Pavilion during Expo 2020 Dubai and recently became a 1st-time author of her book entitled The Life We Chose.

The Life We Chose is a mantra that has followed Queena for nearly two decades. A reminder that each creator on earth has a responsibility to choose the life they wish to experience. It is the unique journey of a struggling young poet who through a life filled with trials & tribulations was paid to quit her job and follow her dreams of becoming a professional entertainer.

Queena seeks to create work that promotes healthy dialogue, discourse, and social change. She has been cultivating these goals by collaborating with artists through her non-profit Join Creativity. An organization she developed to help artists travel, network, and create for free.

Queena’s goal is to continue to perform on stages around the world with ambitions to get into television & movies. Open to opportunities, if you’d like to learn more about her latest projects you can visit queenabergen.com.

In Collaboration with

The US Mission to the UAE

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