We’re pleased to feature some of our teaching artists on this page throughout the year. Here is the teaching artist in our spotlight now:
As a producer, educator, author, and award-winning poet, Oshea (known artistically as Food4Thot) utilizes creative expression to promote the innate greatness that resides in all beings. Coined the “Prince of Poetry” by the late, great Leimert Park poet Dee Black, Oshea’s extremely potent delivery is like an iron fist inside of a silk glove.
A native of Watts, CA, Oshea is also the architect behind Lyrical Jinglist, a jingle-writing company he co-founded that writes television and radio jingles for businesses looking to expand into innovative spectrums. He also assembles a quarterly production called “Still Waters,” featuring dynamic musicians, poets, authors, vocalists, visual artists, African dance, and theatrical skits.
Oshea’s passion is working with youth and elders, linking these generations together to better “inner-stand” the human experience. As a well-regarded facilitator for the Doby Boys youth program in Watts, CA, and the creative-writing coach for EngAGE’s NOHO Seniors Arts Colony in Southern California, Oshea is hopeful that this link between generations will be repaired through creative expression and unconditional love.
Some of Oshea’s work includes (CDs): Full Course Meal (2007); Introducing Lukuma Kwa Luja (2009); The Darker Brother Revisited (2014); and The Love Lock (2015). (Theater Plays): Big City, Bright Lights (2012). (School Curriculum): The Still Waters Writers’ Workshop (2010) and The Super-Heru: Activating Your Super-Hero (2011). (Books): Watts Learning Center Anthology (2011); Sounds from the Waters Poetry Anthology (2013); and Royal Feast: Poetry, Prose & Short Stories (2015).
With the launch of Still Waters Publishing and Vibrations Enrichment Network in 2010, Oshea credits his success with having met and learned from many great people along the way.
For more info visit: www.StillWatersEvents.com