Originally from Alaska, Noël Jones is a writer and former member of the 2000 National Poetry Slam Champion Team NYC-Urbana, featured in The New York Times and on NPR’s “Infinite Mind,” as well as at the South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, TX. As a performance poet, Jones has toured internationally and was selected to be part of an all-woman tour introducing slam poetry to Denmark. In New York, Jones taught poetry to at-risk youth at East Side Community High School as part of Rosie Perez’s Working Playgrounds program, and to women inmates on Riker’s Island in conjunction with Youth Aloud, while continuing to make University appearances on the road, including Washington State University, U.C. Davis, Yale and Princeton, among others. She completed her Creative Writing degree at Hunter College, and has been awarded residencies for poetry at Atlantic Center for the Arts, and Western Michigan University’s Prague Summer Program. She now lives in Chicago, works at the Art Institute, and is excited to be investigating fiction as a new medium.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Noël Jones and other top speakers and celebrities.