Events Organized by Candace Hotep 

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EARGASM Poetry Slam 4 time 1st place winner Oct-Dec 2011

Shadow Lounge Open Mic 2011

Featured Artist Poetry & Mime EARGASM Open Mic Dec 10, 2011



Audition America’s Got Talent, Charlotte NC Feb 4,2012

Featured Artist Poetry & Mime “Relax Your Vibe” Ultimate Beauty Spa Feb, 2012

Mime Bridgette Perdue Album Release August Wilson Center Feb 2, 2012

Mime Karla Spirit-Lead Payne Album Release Feb 2012

Featured Artist Poetry & Mime “Psalmist’s Café” New Hope Baptist church April 27, 2012

Featured Artist Poetry & Mime EARGASM June 27, 2012 by 

Host Pittsburgh Poetry Cipher June 2012

Staged Reading “Swallow Tail Project ” directed by Kim El AWC Apr, 2012

Theater “Sophie’s Second Law” Dir. Justin Sines of Duquesne University Red Masquers 2012

Contestant  97th Annual #ASALH 1st Place @ Westin Hotel Sept 28, 2012

Host Truality Radio @ Diamond Studios Est. Oct 18, 2012

Theater “Gleam in Teenie’s Eye by Wali Jamal “Gladys” @ Hill House Oct 20, 2012

Host “Word of Mouth 3.0” @ Ujamaa Collective Boutique Nov 9, 2012

Staged Reading “Contrary to Popular Belief” by Nathan James Dir by Mark Clayton Southers AWC

Host “Slamrotica” Nov 29, 2012

Slam Contestant “Flint 500 Slam” 2nd Place @ Flint MI Dec 8, 2012

Host “Not So Silent Night” by Bridgette Perdue @ Ava Lounge Dec 21, 2012



Mime with K &K Mime New Year’s Eve Jan 1, 2013

Audition America’s Got Talent, Chicago Illinois Jan 2013

Host “Death to Cupid Anti Valentine’s Day Poetry” @ Galaxy Lounge Feb 13, 2013

Host  “Love to Love Poetry” @ Galaxy Lounge Feb 10, 2013

Staged Reading “From the Mississippi Delta” by Dr. Ida Mae Directed Karla Payne 2013

Co-Host KKMNP Hip Hop Takeover Showcase March 17, 2013

Host “Notebooks Truality Radio Open Mic” @ March 21, 2013

Theater “So What Do You Ink” SWAN Day Festival New Hazlett Theater March 23, 2013

Mime Women’s Conference Raleigh NC March 30, 2013

Mime Greater Emmanuel Church Braddock Pa April 10, 2013

Mime Eargasm Open Mic April 12, 2013

Mime Brown Chapel Baptist April 22, 2013

Co-Host KKMNP Hip Hop Takeover Showcase April 24, 2013

Opening and Closing Act Mime/Poetry “Pittsburgh New Works Cabaret” April 28, 2013

Host “Evolution of Literacy” Wines and Words Homewood May 10, 2013

Feature Poet “Mother’s Day Celebration” Grandmothers of Pearl May 11, 2013

Co-Host KKMNP Hip Hop Takeover Showcase May 12, 2013

Mime “Wake Up and Dream” with Bridgette Perdue August Wilson Center May 17, 2013

Feature Poet “North Side Pulse Association Open Mic” May 16, 2013

Westinghouse High School youth instruction, direction May 23, 2013

Host “Convo 360” Internet Radio show June 2, 2013

Opening Act Mime “Take a Walk in My Shoes” Performance at Kauffman Center

Poetry “Stand and Praise Concert” Beulah Baptist Church Sunday 3:30pm June 9, 2013

Mime Greater Pittsburgh Charter School graduation Carnegie Science Center 2013

Inspiring Young People 2 Communicate Instruction & Performance Houston Texas J 2013

Mime instruction - Umoja African Arts Festival August 2013

Mime Solo Web TV- View from the Pew Pittsburgh November 2013

Actress “Ubuntu Holiday” Theater FestivalBlack & White - Pgh Playwrights  Dec 2013

Actress “Cornucopia” Theater Festival in Black and White - Pgh Playwrights Theatre Dec 2013

Actress “We Need a Ramadan” Theater Festival - Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre 2013



Student Suzuki Movement Instruction @ Point Park University January 2014

Next Level Athletics Gym Strengthening and Conditioning Jan 2014

Student Balafon African Dance Company work out

Student Sankofa Village Congolese Dance work out

Mime - Langston Hughes Birthday Celebration - Pittsburgh Playwrights 2014

Mime – Poetry Off the Wall Theater Carnegie PA February 14 2014

Creator Mime –Host – Poetry The Artists Party March 29 2014

Pittsburgh Underground Music Awards Nominee for Best Spoken Word Artist  2014

Mime - The Bella Awards Performance with Angel Jackson Soldiers and Sailors 2014

Poetry - Stand and Praise Concert @ Beulah Baptist Church June 8 2014

Creator Mime –Host – Poetry The Artists Party June 21 2014

Spoken Word - Performance Coaching  June 18 2014

Survived Vehicle 2013 Dodge Avenger totalled by DUI July 4 2014

Hosting - The Artists Block Party Co Host w/ Self Cyphadeen July 31 2014

Writing - The Gospel Singer Play Review @ Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater August 15

Mime Feature - The Café on the Corner Grand Opening August 30 2014

Mime - Harambee Arts Festival August 18 2014

Poetry - Speak Up Sundays Youngstown OH September 7 2014

Featured  Poet  - Versified Expressions Akron OH September 2014

Poetry - Steer Queer Fall Issue Release @ Blue Moon Open Mic October 16 2014

Mime –Host – Poetry The Artists Party October 18 2014

Motivational Youth Speaker Shiloh Baptist Church October 22 2014

Mime Feature- Freedom Fellowship Church Carnegie, PA Oct 26 and November 2 2014

Poetry – Winner Steel City Slam East Liberty, Pittsburgh November 4 2014

Poetry Featured – “Uncommon” Bridgette Perdue Concert @ Kaufmann Center 

Mime Feature - Grandmothers of Pearl Homewood PA November 29 2014



Host The Artists Party TWELVE TWELVE Dec 2015 

Host The Artists Party New Years Eve Dec 2015 

Sophie's Second Law (At the Speed of Life) April 2015

Hotep on Earth, Know Thyself - Father Ryan Arts Center May 2015

By Any Means 2015 - Homewood Library June

Kesa Shem Nefer and The Presence of Malcolm - Homewood Library July

Reniassance Open Mic at EpiCenter Atlanta Georgia August 2015

Dream Cafe Open mic Atlanta Georgia August 2015

Swagg Thursdays with LadyVee the Poet at Urban Grind Atlanta GA

Apache Cafe Atlanta Georgia 

Ujamma Collective Work of Mouth Open Mic August 2015

The Corner Open Mic October 2015

Teaching Artist Pittsburgh Cultural Arts Collective Miller Academy

Taboo Wednesday Night Open Mic

Connectically Speaking at Repair the World Pittsburgh Poetry Slam

REMARKABLE - Benefit for Mark Clayton Southers at August Wilson Center Nov 2015

Pyramid Pittsburgh Poetry Event December 26th



Pittsburgh Poetry Collective Steel City Slam Winner Jan 2016

January 30 Pyramid Pittsburgh Pre-Black History Month Open Mic 2016

February Connectically Speaking East Libery 2016

Love Jones Poetry Party West End Feb 2016

Black Love Open Mic Host at Ujamaa Collective

Headwrap Saturdays at Ujamaa Collective

PA BurlyPicks Variety showcase, 3rd Place, and Amazment Award

Co Host does My Opinion Count with Fred Underwood Kelly Strayhorn Theater 2016

Penny Arcade Comedy Children's Improv Theater 2016

Workshop on Tupac "The Rose that Grew from Concrete The Pittsburgh Project Afterschool Program 2016

Gwens Girls #SeetheBestinMe Campaign  Pittsburgh 2016

Mime at K. Leroy Irvis Towers in The Hill District African American History 2016

Second Baptist Church in McKees Rocks 2016



The Artists Party Remix 2017

Brookline K-8 School Black History Assembly

Carmalt Elementary School Black History Assembly

Brookline School Career Day

Released 2nd ebook Love Journey on Kindle 

Host of Arts Event Help Howard Heal

Featured Poet I'm Every Woman Spoken Word Poetry Event

Poet Spirit Sessions Open Mic

Poet Connectically Speaking Open Mic

Featured Mime at Mother's Day Deaconess Luncheon

Mime at Kingsport, Tennessee 60th Annual Pierce Bond Reunion

Featured Mime at Tried Stone Baptist Church

Mime at Hosanna House Gospel Extravanganza

Mime at Gwen's Girls Northside

Mime Workshop at Ryan's Center for Art and Culture McKees Rocks

Dropped/Launched  SOCIAL BLACKNESS WEBSITE July 1,2017

Poetry Performance at #ASALH2017

Host University of Pittsburgh Pride Pop Ups Aug-Oct 2017




R. A. S. Spoken Word Event

Cabaret Banquet Hall Open Mic

Spirit Sessions Open Mic Featured Artist

Kelly Strayhorn Alloy Studios Acting Class Spring

Colfax K-8 Aristocats Jr. Musical 

Last Seven Words of Christ Mime to Poetry

Brookline K-8 School Black History Assembly

Mary's Daughter: Memoirs of an Artivist Acting & Movement

Poetry Happy July - August Wilson Center 

Anointed Society Poetry at Bites Restaurant

Tongues and Grooves - Gregg Blakk

Spirit Sessions Open Mic

Steel City Slam

Poetry Night Vibes - Jerry Franklin 

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