This gifted artist has performed with The Last Poets, Gil Scott Heron, Marion Meadows, Bob Baldwin, Chip Shearin and Reggie Codrington as well as shared in collaborative efforts with Ray Codrington, Don Manor, ZamZam Ausar, Bzo Cavaness, Sir Ben Marx and more.
Residing in Spring Lake, NC, this proud military brat and "rapping stoetryteller shares her unique stories of learning and coping with peer pressure, loss, racism, tragedy, heartbreak and illness through creativity and the arts. Her presentations and creative writing and dramatization workshops and seminars provide therapeutic relief and inspiration to many, with a touch of zany-ness, fun and challenging discussion.
An acclaimed broadcaster and voice talent for over 30 years, Val is also the host of Soul School Cafe -- a unique 2-hour radio show bridging the gap of ole school and new school with a playlist of jazz, spoken word, soul and conscious hip hop. "The Hippest Trippest Most Eclectic Vibe in the Universe."
More than a poet or a speaker, she is an experience. One you won't soon forget...regardless of your age. She is a hit in classrooms as well as college campuses and spoken word cafes. Educating through entertainment, there is always a lesson left behind. Experience Val Jones today and embrace her attitude for living and learning. Taking bookings now. www.iamvaljones.com