“Did you ever see a dream singing? Well, I did … she’s Gina Loring.”
NORMAN LEAR Iconic TV/Film Producer & Writer
As guest artist of the American Embassy, Gina has performed her music in Kuwait, Russia, West Africa, Denmark, Turkey, Greece, Ireland, England, France, Spain and Tunisia. With a voice reminiscent of an Amel Larrieux and the lyrical energy of a Lauryn Hill, Gina’s style is a refreshing blend of genres that fuses elements of acoustic soul and trip-hop in reflective laments to love, socio-political issues, and melodic explorations of her personal journey. Gina’s impressive abilities as a singer also lend themselves to studio vocalist work as well as classic jazz and soul covers — a perfect addition to any event, gala or upscale party.
“Gina Loring is one of the best poets of her generation. Her words are rich with humor, rage and rhyme. Her voice is original and brave. Her heart is on fire.”
EVE ENSLER Playwright/Activist
Gina has performed her poetry and guest lectured at countless colleges and universities nationwide. With vulnerable honesty, she tackles issues both universal and profoundly personal. Gina has been commissioned to write thematic poems for corporate events as well as private presentations. She has served as poet in residence at various academic events, including programming for women’s history month, black history month, national poetry month, and multi-cultural celebrations.
“I so admire this young lady, a poet and vocalist who is destined to speak power and bring form to the 21st Century.”
TIM REID Actor/Director; Founder of the Legacy Media Institute
As a creative writing workshop facilitator, Gina has worked extensively with incarcerated youth, at-risk teens, and sex-traffic survivors through organizations like Inside Out Writers (http://www.insideoutwriters.org) and NBS (http://www.nolabrantleyspeaks.org/about-nbs.html) With a B.A. in English from Spelman College and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles, she is currently an adjunct professor in the Los Angeles Community College School District. Whether it’s a poetry slam event, a writing retreat, or a youth workshop series, Gina is a gifted teacher and mentor to young people in search of finding their voices through writing.