Adrienne Nadeau is an internationally known spoken word artist based in the Tampa Bay area.
Since discovering performance poetry six years ago, Adrienne has produced two poetry CDs, traveled on a national tour, lectured at The University of Tampa, and organized poetic summer camps for Ruth Eckerd Hall and The Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center.
Last year, Adrienne founded The Warrior Woman, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing empowering writing workshops to teens and at-risk youth. Through her organization, Adrienne has performed pro-bono workshops at dozens of schools and shelters across Pinellas, Pasco, and Hillsborough County.
Embracing her new role as an arts educator, Adrienne is thrilled that school is back in session, but continues to travel and perform at venues from Boston to San Francisco.
To learn more about Adrienne, plase visit her website TheWarriorWoman.org.
Editor David Warner of Creative Loafing said some kind and encouraging words on page 26 of the August 26, 2009, issue. Partial quote, "At a moment when ignorance is being aggressively defended, Deep Carnivale still respects our intelligence. Imagine that."
Esther Martinez, in a story at The Florida Book Review" says she knows "Deep Carnivale will be 'A Celebration of Words' and not a Bourbon Street bacchanal."
"But logophile that I am, I reason I'll get drunk on language. With over 70 writers and artists scheduled [for the 2008 Carnivale] to perform or read from their works, my beaded necklaces will be strung with verse. I imagine haiku shooters..."
"It is just before 10am when I arrive at the corner of Palm Avenue and 14th StreetóDeep Carnivale ground zero. About a dozen vendor tables are lined up around the Hillsborough Community College courtyard where a band of teenagers [Next Exit] are setting up their instruments."The vendor tables sell books by local writers, HCC publications and baked goods. I grab a Cuban favorite, papa rellena, a potato stuffed with savory ground beef. Belly satisfied, I cross the street and enter the historic Circulo Cubano. A nearly 100 year old neo-classical building of ionic columns and marble staircases, it served as the Cuban Social Club and remains the oldest building of its kind in the country."
"When I look back over 2008, my visit to the second edition of Deep Carnivale was a
highlight. You and your staff did a great job and I loved being part of it, again.
I am sure there will be bigger festivals to come. But maybe not better!!!"
– Darrell House, children's book author and 2008 Deep Carnivale presenter.