G i n a Lo r i n g
Gina Loring is a poet, vocalist, songwriter and professor. She has guest lectured at countless colleges and universities nationwide. As guest artist of the American Embassy, she has traveled to Kuwait, Russia, West Africa, Denmark, Turkey, Greece, Ireland, England, and Tunisia. She was featured on two seasons of HBO’s Def Poetry, BET’s Lyric Cafe and TVOne’s Verses and Flow, and was one of the winners of Queen Latifah’s CoverGirl Persona Contest for female lyricists. With a B.A. from Spelman College and an M.F.A. from Antioch University Los Angeles, Gina is currently an adjunct professor in the Los Angeles community college school district and a volunteer creative writing teacher with Inside Out Writers, working with incarcerated teens. Her work is featured on two De La Soul albums and The Brand New Heavies album, “We Won’t Stop,” and she was a writer/ performer on Norman Lear’s nationwide “Declare Yourself” poetry tour. She is currently in development with “Vagina Monologues” creator Eve Ensler on a performance poetry project featuring her work in conjunction with poets Sunni Patterson and Jaha Zainabu. She lives in Los Angeles and she believes in mermaids.