Spoken Word Poet
Jorah LaFleur is a writer/performer who enjoys wearing many different hats. She finds herself on stage as a spoken word poet, event emcee, actor, and interviewer. She has been exploring the delights and terrors of writing and performing for over twenty years.
Jorah is passionate about working with youth as a teaching artist, and is currently serving as a Writer in Residence through the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Wordcrafters in Eugene. She is committed to helping others experience the transformative power of being seen/heard, and to promoting the arts as tools of social change, and community building.
For over a decade (2006 to 2019), she ran the Eugene Poetry Slam, which gifted her with a wealth of stage hosting experience, and a front row seat to the recitation of thousands of original poems. She is left forever convinced that: 1) Live performance is, literally, magical. 2) Being vulnerably honest with willing strangers is medicinal for everyone involved. 3) Pain tastes best when it is sprinkled with humor, liberally.
Currently, Jorah is focused on exploring new collaborations, and is honored to be working in conjunction with a team of beautiful musicians and producers at Studio 541 Productions.
Jorah LaFleur is an introverted extrovert. She cries easily and laughs effortlessly. Her favorite color is zebra.
From the bottom of my art, thank you. Any tip, any donation, of any size, means the world in my lil personal economy right now. Having lost the ability to perform live, and teach workshops in the classroom, I am committed to creating as many new offerings as possible in the digital space while we remain sheltered at home, working together to keep each other safe. Love and Solidarity.