Amanda Eke is a Nigerian American Artist, Poet, Film-Maker, and Scholar. A Fulbright and UN Award winner and author, she uses both her love for film, writing and music to address socio- political issues, and contemporary culture prevalent in society today. Her workshop series, "The Poet Speaks" is an engaging experience into the culture of Spoken word, rhyme and tradition, held for all ages. Based off her Nigerian Igbo heritage the workshop gives participants a chance to learn about oral traditions and their histories in any context and environment, all while solidifying the fundamental skills of rhyme.