Updated: Jul 24
On Friday, August 11, the exact date of Hip Hop's 50th anniversary, the Summer Park Jam, the festivities will kick off with the “CEO Sessions,” a collection of industry-level conversations and networking opportunities for local creative entrepreneurs and educators eager to elevate their craft. Renowned author and iconic rap lyricist, Wordsworth!!!
IF you don't know who this man is, well, allow us to introduce you w a quick rundown:
Vinson “Wordsworth” Johnson is an author, musician, and graduate of the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, with a Master of Music Business, where he licensed his 'Organized Rhyme' curriculum. He is an alum of Grand Canyon University, with a Master of Secondary Education. A Top 50 graduate of S.U.N.Y Old Westbury, with a Bachelor of Language Arts, where he wrote his collegiate assignments in rhyme. In 2020, his book “What Words Are Worth Volume 1: New Beginning” landed at #9 on Amazon’s Top 10 new releases in poetry. He also released a children’s book called Socks for ages 8–14.
Wordsworth co-created MTV’s The Lyricist Lounge Show and his music has appeared on television and film: Bel-Air, Power, Criminal Minds, NCIS, Hurricane Season and Saint Judy. He also contributed to animation soundtracks, including Spongebob Squarepants Movie, Dexter’s Laboratory: Hip-Hop Experiment, and currently appears as himself on Netflix’s Peabody and Sherman, Season 1, episode 2. Since graduating from Frost School of Music in 2016, he created a middle school music production curriculum.
Wordsworth has presented at Harvard University, SXSW EDU, TEACH BETTER Conference, and New York’s Baruch College to speak during one of their music business courses. Currently, he’s working on several upcoming music and book releases. Wordsworth is always involved in evolving and using education to bring communication.
About the "Shopping List" The Writers Workshop for all levels happening at CEO Sessions Friday, Aug 11th!! Don't miss it!
“The Shopping List” is a strategy to help writers on all levels to maximize their ideas. Whether a songwriter, poet, novelist, or casual writer, this technique bolsters the connection of your words with readers or listeners. Participants will create a verse, poem, or written work, analyze it, and apply new techniques to enhance their quality control and storytelling when writing. - Learn from one of the best!
Check out one of Wordsworth's music videos!