Savon Bartley, Mentor

IMG_7380Savon Bartley is a North Chicago born writer, poet, teaching artist, and global health advocate known for eclectic readings. Featured at venues such as the Apollo Theater, The United Nations, the Auditorium Theater, and Universities across the country his work is a reflection of his experiences with mental illness, social justice, global health, and what it means to be a better man than his father. Placing 3rd in the world in 2013, Savon has coached and represented New York and New Jersey on the international poetry slam level multiple times. He is an artist for the United Nations NGO I Sell the Shadow Initiative and his work can be found or forthcoming in How to Love an Artist, Great Weather for Media, Slate Magazine, and at the Human Rights Film Festival.