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Ananda gives an author talk on the March 4th episode of Ananda Leeke Live UStream.tv @9ppm EST

Greetings All,

Celebrate National Women’s History Month on March 4 by tuning into Ananda Leeke Live! from 9:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. EST for an author talk about the power of the sacred feminine, goddesses, sisterhood, feminism, and womanism in my artwork, poetic memoir That Which Awakens Me, and debut novel Love’s Troubadours – Karma: Book One.  I will also discuss her new book project Sisterhood, the Blog: Soundbytes from the 21st Century Woman’s Online Revolution.  Click here to watch the live show: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ananda-leeke-live.

FYI – If you miss the live show, you can always watch a recording: www.ustream.tv/channel/ananda-leeke-live.

Enjoy your day and week!

Peace, Creativity, Compassion, and Gratitude for the Sacred Feminine,

Ananda

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Celebrate February with Ananda and her online yoga classes, author chats, and creative coaching sessions.

Happy Early February!

February is one of my favorite months. I am celebrating February by offering online yoga classes, author chats, and creative coaching sessions.  See my schedule of online events below. I hope you can join me.  Please share them with your network.

If you like or learn anything from these online events, please consider making a donation to support Doctors Without Borders’ work to improve the lives of Haitians impacted by the January 12th earthquake.  Click here to learn more and make a donation: www.doctorswithoutborders.org.  

1) YOGA FOR WOMEN’S HEART HEALTH AND PEOPLE OF HAITI ON STICKAM.COM

I will be teaching a series of online yoga classes on February 5, 12, 19, and 26 to honor women’s heart health month and the people of Haiti on Stickam.com:  www.stickam.com/anandaleeke.  Each class will be held from 7:00 a.m. to 7:15 a.m. EST.  

If you miss the classes, you can watch the videos. They are all free! Click here to watch them: http://stickam.com/anandaleeke.

Click here to learn more about women’s heart health month and the Heart Truth campaign: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/educational/hearttruth.

2) AUTHOR CHATS ON BLOGTALKRADIO

I am hosting three author chats on The Ananda Leeke Show, my new BlogTalkRadio program, on February 8, 15, and 22 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:15 a.m.  EST: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/anandaleeke.  During the author chats, I will read excerpts from my debut novel Love’s Troubadours – Karma: Book One and share reflections that answer the question of the day.  See the list of questions of the day below.   

1) Who are love’s troubadours? – February 8

2) What does love look like in my main character Karma Francois’ life? – February 15

3) What is love mentalism? – February 22

3) CREATIVITY COACHING SESSIONS ON USTREAM.TV

Join me for two creative coaching sessions on Ananda Leeke Live!, my UStream.tv show, on February 11 and 25 from 9:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. EST.  Click here to watch the show: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ananda-leeke-live.  Don’t worry if you miss the live recording. A recording will be archived on the web site.

My online coaching sessions will utilize creativity exercises included in my new book That Which Awakens Me: A Creative Woman’s Poetic Memoir of Self-Discovery.  See the list of topics below.

a. How to use six-word memoirs to identify the many parts of yourself – February 11 

b. What does creativity look like in your life? – February 25

Enjoy February!

Peace, Creativity, Compassion, and Gratitude for Love,

Ananda

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Ananda’s December 6th book release party featured in The Cotillion Magazine

Me and author/performer Margaux Delotte-Bennett (one of my favorite poets! – www.kinkywaves.wordpress.com)

Photo Credits: Jessica Solomon, founder of The Saartjie Project – www.saartjieproject.org

 

Greetings All,

Many thanks to Pamela L. Pressley, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Cotillion (www.thecotilliononline.com), a daily online  publication, for writing an article about my official release party that celebrated my new book That Which Awakens Me: A Creative Woman’s Poetic Memoir of Self-Discovery on December 6 at SHAKTI MindBody Studio (www.shaktimindbodystudio.com) in Washington, D.C.  Click here to read the article: http://www.thecotilliononline.com/2009/12/07/ananda-leekes-that-which-awakens-me-book-signing-and-release-party.  It includes some great photos. 

I will post some webisodes from the book party later this week.  My photographer Leigh Mosley (www.leighmosley.com) will give me photos of the event this weekend or early next week. So hold tight until then!  My videographer Matt Leeke of Majik Productions (yep he’s my brother) will edit the video footage this holiday season.  Look for the videos on Ananda Leeke TV (www.youtube.com/anandaleeke) this winter!

If you missed the book party, you can watch my online book party featured on the December 5th webisode of Ananda Leeke Live! on UStream.tv:  http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ananda-leeke-live.

That Which Awakens Me and my debut novel Love’s Troubadours – Karma: Book One (2007 – www.lovestroubadours.com) are available on Amazon.com.  Click here to purchase the books:  That Which Awakens Me – http://tiny.cc/7uFsg and Love’s Troubadours –  http://tinyurl.com/yfxtqyq.

Enjoy your day and week!

Peace, Creativity, Joy, Compassion, and Gratitude,

Ananda

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Watch Ananda Leeke Live! on UStream.tv tonite at 7pm for That Which Awakens Me online book party.

Happy Saturday!

Join me at 7:00 p.m. EST tonight for my online book party celebrating That Which Awakens Me on Ananda Leeke Live! – http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ananda-leeke-live.

Enjoy your weekend!

Ananda

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Join Ananda for an author chat about the artwork in her new book That Which Awakens Me on 11.7@ 1pm EST on Ananda Leeke Live!, a UStream.tv program

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Greetings All,

Join me on Saturday, November 7 at 1:00 p.m. EST for an author chat on Ananda Leeke Live!, my new UStream.tv show, about the artwork in my new book, That Which Awakens Me: A Creative Woman’s Poetic Memoir of Self-Discovery (available on Amamzon.com in December 2009).  The live streaming web chat will allow you to connect with me in real time.  I will also answer questions.  Click here to join the chat: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/anandaleeke.  Also, take a look at my artwork below. Be sure to see the photographs of my archetypes.  They each represent my creative interpretation of my complex personalities. 

If you miss the live show, don’t panic. You can watch a recording a few seconds after the live show ends.  

Enjoy your weekend!

Peace and Creativity,

Ananda

PS:  Look on the right side of this blog for a schedule of my online book party events.  Join me for the online party! 

 

 

 

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That Which Awakens Me: Kreative Grooviness (acrylic on canvas), 2005

All artwork by Ananda Leeke.

Copyright 2005-2009 by Madelyn C. Leeke

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My Girlhood: Puf the Magic Dragon (mixed media collage on brown paper), 2008

 

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Love Mentalism (acrylic on canvas), 2005

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That Which Awakens (magic marker drawing on paper), 2008

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OM (magic marker and crayon drawing on paper), 2008

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Ancestor, 2008 (Ananda’s wise woman archetype) 

All Photo Credit: Leigh Mosley – www.leighmosley.com

 

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Ananda, 2008 (Ananda’s spirit woman archetype)

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Kiamsha, 2008 (Ananda’s creative woman archetype)

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Madelyn, 2008 (Ananda’s CEOEsq. woman archetype wearing a mask to protect herself)

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Puf, 2008 (Ananda’s BoHo BAP woman archetype)

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Cheryl, 2008 (Ananda’s diplomat woman archetype)

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Sapphire, 2008 (Ananda’s sexy warrior woman archetype)

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Broomhilda, 2008 (Ananda’s inner critic archetype)

0 comments on “Celebrate the November 1st launch of Ananda’s online book party for That Which Awakens Me: A Creative Woman’s Poetic Memoir of Self-Discovery”

Celebrate the November 1st launch of Ananda’s online book party for That Which Awakens Me: A Creative Woman’s Poetic Memoir of Self-Discovery

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Happy Saturday!

Happy Halloween!  If you are seeking a treat, join me on November 1 for the launch of my online book party that celebrates my new book, That Which Awakens Me: A Creative Woman’s Poetic Memoir of Self-Discovery

The first online book party event is an author chat that will be held on November 1 at 3:00 p.m. EST on Ananda Leeke Live!,  my new UStream.tv series.  Click here to watch me talk about the making of my new book: www.ustream.tv/anandaleeke.  You can join the chat room and ask me questions too.

My online book party also includes:

1) a series of audio blogs featuring excerpts from the book (posted on this blog on November 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30);

2) an author chat on the November 7th episode of Ananda Leeke Live! (1:00 p.m. – www.ustream.tv/anandaleeke) about the paintings and artwork included in the book;

3) an author chat on the November 14th episode of Ananda Leeke Live! (9:00 p.m. www.ustream.tv/anandaleeke) about my participation in online creative communities for National Poetry Month, Art Every Day Month, and Jamie Ridler’s Next Chapter Book Blogging Groups as a source of support during my writing process;

4) a one-on-one interview with my creative mentor Toni Dunton-Butler, President and CEO of A Silver Thread, LLC (www.asilverthread.org),  about the sweet spot of sisterhood wisdom and creative lessons we learned together during my writing process on the November 15th episode of The Ananda Leeke Show at 7:00 p.m. EST – http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/15820;

5) two online yoga classes that will feature yoga-inspired excerpts from the book on November 21 and December 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. on www.stickam.com/anandaleeke;  

6) an author chat on the December 5th episode of Ananda Leeke Live! (7:00 p.m. www.ustream.tv/anandaleeke) about the lessons I learned from writing my novel, Love’s Troubadours – Karma: Book One (www.lovestroubadours.com) and how I applied them to writing That Which Awakens Me; and

7) a one-on-one interview with my financial advisor Judy Weathers about my financial journey as a creative professional on the December 12th episode of The Ananda Leeke Show at 2:00 p.m. – http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/15820.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR for the official book release party that will be held on December 6 at 4:00 p.m. at Shakti MindBody Studio (www.shaktimindbody.com).  The address is 1302 9th Street, N.W, Washington D.C.  The Chinatown Metro (walk 3 blocks  north on 7th Street) and Mt. Vernon Street Metro (walk 1 block South on 7th Street) are located near Shakti.  For more information, contact 202.783.6463.    

I will read several excerpts from That Which Awakens Me and sign copies (book sales for $32.95).  I will also have copies of my debut novel, Love’s Troubadours – Karma: Book One (2007 – $20.95) for sale.  If you can’t make the book party, you can purchase the books on Amazon.com beginning December 6.

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Ananda is back from Atlanta and Blogalicious 2009!

 

Happy Monday All,

I spent last week in Atlanta.  While I was in the ATL, I conducted research for my next novel, Love’s Troubadours – Symon: Book Two (2011) on the campus of Morehouse College.  I also visited Spelman College and its Museum of Fine Art.  Most of my research was captured on video with my Creative Vado camera.  I will post the videos early next week.

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I also attended Blogalicious (www.blogaliciousweekend.com), the first annual conference for women of color bloggers.  It was AMAZING.  I will write about the conference and share video interviews and clips from various sessions on Examiner.com this week.  I already posted several videos from the conference on Ananda Leeke TV – www.youtube.com/anandaleeke.

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Blogalicious inspired me to launch Ananda Leeke Live! on USTREAM, an online show that will give me an opportunity to talk directly with people about my books, artwork, creativity coaching practice, yoga and Reiki services, and social media expertise. The first show airs on November 1, 2009, at 3:00 p.m. EST. It will kick off my online book party for my new book, That Which Awakens Me: A Creative Woman’s Poetic Memoir of Self-Discovery (iUniverse, Inc., 2009). Click here to watch the Ananda Leeke Live! on November 1: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/author-ananda-leeke.