Cynthia AmoahCreative Writing, Poetry & Spoken Word
Cynthia Amoah is a spoken word artist, educator, and mentor originally from Ghana. Since the onset of her career, Cynthia’s dynamic voice has captured diverse audiences and her authentic stage presence has left them inspired after every performance. Her literary pieces often highlight the forgotten stories of the world, while transcending the oftentimes marginalized groups she delineates in her work. Her writing and performances also concern the foraging questions that have to do with identity and belonging, with displacement, migration and uprootedness.
Cynthia completed her MFA at The New School and has been featured on the stages of TEDxDrewUniversity, TEDxOhioStateUniversity, and the United Nations Information Center in Accra, among many. In 2016, she served as a writer for Maroon Arts Group’s writer’s residency, where she joined seven other writers in the creation of a social-justice centered choreopoem that came to life on the stage in June 2018. In December of the same year, Cynthia also debuted an all-woman poetry showcase, “Women & Words,” featuring Ghanaian writers, poets, and artists in Accra.
Cynthia has received honorable mention for the Paul Violi Poetry Prize in 2018 and was cited for Excellence in Poetry by The New School in 2019. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in OURS Magazine, Nimrod Journal, Crab Orchard Review, Ohio Humanities: Pathways, and The African Poetry Book Fund’s New-Generation African Poets Chapbooks by Akashic Books. Cynthia currently resides in Columbus, OH with her family where she facilitates workshops in poetry, positive-thinking, confidence-building, and the power of using our voice.
Grade Levels/Age Groups
- Grades 1-3
- Grades 4-5
- Grades 6-8
- Grades 9-12
- Young Adults
Facilities and Resources Required
- Columbus Museum of Art
- King Arts Complex
- The Lincoln Theatre
- McConnell Arts Center
- Columbus Association for the Performing Arts
- Maroon Arts Group
- We Amplify Voices
- Aspen Words
- Girls Write Now
- Teaching Artists Guild
- Columbus Metropolitan Libraries
Flexible Availability – Available Upon Request