Shana Smith-Coleman creates excitement and inspiration for young people to explore poetry that ignites a passion for language, personal grow, critical thinking, building new relationships while developing an artistic outlet for self-expression. Shana is a writer and poet. Shana has received training from Young Chicago Authors’ Write to the City and International LTAB Symposium. She teaches in four school the Hear This School Clubs and at the VCM Teen Center with Teens With a Purpose. Shana is listed on the Virginia Arts Commision Teaching Artist Roster for 2021-2022.