A working journalist for more than 30 years, I write about arts, yoga, culture, and the people who make them. I am a poet, a playwright, and a Zumbaist.
Inquiring, observing, chronicling our time, and telling our stories help us make meaning and inspire us to live our truest lives.
Member of the American Theatre Critics Association, Winston-Salem Writers, N.C. Writers Network. You can see more of my work at cvnc.org.
My community comprises artists, yogis, Zumba dancers, and truth tellers everywhere. We are working and playing to make the world better than we found it: to battle racism, homelessness, and injustice.
We are making art, life, and joy 24/7.
The journey begins in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. Imagine a June morning. The daffodils have faded, replaced by hundreds of multi-colored day lilies and trees heavy with pink mimosa blossoms.
Ruby-throated hummingbirds dart from powder puff to bloom, spreading joy, pollinating with their simple hunger.
Then, large-format art books: Rembrandt, Titian, Modigliani, Degas, and Manet. Tap shoes, ballet slippers. Hours in class,
accompanied by a tinkling spinet.
At the same time, imagine Jim Crow laws, separate bathrooms and water fountains for Black and white people, and terrible racial inequity, because all these things sadly coexisted.
I blog about the art and activities that I am seeing and doing. Read this blog, Artzenstuff, follow Prema Lynn Felder on
Facebook and @LynnFelder on Twitter @Lynn_Felder on Insta. Find more reviews by me at Cultural Voice of N.C.