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Events & Workshops

 Is Said has performed performance workshops in all levels of schools, K-12, Universities, colleges, Penal Institutions, Churches, and Community Centers.


Street Performer in cities across America
Park of Roses Poetry Series   Columbus, Ohio
Ashland College   Ashland, Ohio
Columbia University   New York
Exxex County State College
Penn State University 
Ohio University
Dennison University Ohio
Ohio State University
Otterbein University
Columbus State College
Columbus Art Museum
Greater Columbus Arts Council
King Arts Complex
Mansfield Library 
Columbus Metro Main Library 
 Many Ohio Correctional Institutions
West Virginia Festival 
Dayton Black Festival Ohio
1st Celebration    Columbus Ohio
Juneteenth Festival
Comfest Festival    Columbus Ohio
Hot Times Festival  
Arts and Crafts Festival Columbus Ohio 
 Snaps & Taps
New Harvest Café
Brownstone Café
Poetry Forum at Larry’s   Columbus Ohio
Numerous Ohio Correctional Institutes



Free-lance writer/performer
•Performing since 1973
•Writing poetry since 1969
•Writing stories and plays since 1975
•25 years summer camp resident poet
•Creative poetry workshop facilitator
•Story telling workshops, since 1975
•Founder/leader, “Advance Party,” multimedia performance troupe, since 1973


Long Street Cultural Wall


Columbus, Ohio


Is Said
An author, mentor, community-based activist and educator, Is Said provides sage leadership on a national level as well as in the greater Columbus arts community. He conceives, stages, writes and performs unique multimedia arts events – combining visionary, historical-based poetry or prose synergistically with high-energy African music and dance. Founding the Columbus-based “Advance Party” in 1973, he brings to life a powerful, spiritual vision to inspire, inform, and empower diverse audiences.  With an inclusive multicultural approach, Is Said serves formally and informally as a 25 consultant to many arts agencies and individuals, seeking his wisdom born of a lifetime of community experience. –

Larry Winston Collins, left, collaborated wth photographer Kojo Kamau on the Long Street Bridge project.

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