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Both locally and nationally, native Charlottean, Chanetta McNeal, is a promising young talent making inroads on the poetry scene. Her performances are characterized by evocative and thought-provoking portrayals drawn from her own life experiences. Ms. McNeal has authored a wide array of poetry since the mid nineties. Among her most celebrated works is a soul-stirring piece entitled “Beginning of Life” and The International Library of Poetry published this poem in its Dreams and Fantasies anthology. Also, she has published works in The Best Poems and Poets for 2001 and 2002, and The International Who's Who in Poetry 2012 anthology. Among her numerous artistic accomplishments, in  July 2001, April 2002, and February 2004, Ms. McNeal was a recipient of the Editor’s Choice Award for Outstanding Achievement in poetry from the International Library of Poetry. To add, Ms. McNeal was nominated for the 2005 Black Book Award from Conquering Books. Finally, Ms. McNeal is a board member for the Charlotte African American Writers Group (CAAW) in NC and a member of African-American Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (AACBWI). Current Projects: Ms. McNeal is nearing completion on a self-published children book that should be available early next year. Contact Information: Ms. McNeal is available for speaking engagements and poetry readings by contacting her at Please visit , the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County website, or contact her publisher Conquering books to enjoy a variety of original works by this dynamic young artist.


Ms. McNeal is a self-published author of a poetry book entitled Beginning of Life-Heartfelt Poetry in 2003. Also, she has won the Editor's Choice Award for Oustanding Achievement in poetry presented by the and the International Library of Poetry for July 2001, April 2002, and February 2004. In addition, she has published works in the International Library of Poetry anthologies entitled, Dreams and Fantasies in 2001, Best Poems and Poets of 2001 ,and Best Poems and Poets of 2002. Additionally, she has been nominated, recognized, and has published works in The International Who's Who in Poetry 2012 anthology.

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WRITER'S FUNCTIONS /SPOKEN WORD EVENTS: Club H20 2001, Jacksons' Java 2002, The Wine Basket 2002, The Vault(Cara Live" The Connections")2001, The Love Jones Club 2001, Boomerang Restauraunt(Vibe Session) 2002, The Haitian American Association of the Carolinas(Holiday Dance -Dinner party) 2001, New Life Fellowship Center events: A Partakers's Heart Evening of Poetry and New Artist Talent Show) 2001, The Charlotte African American Writers/Poet Group (CAAW) Literature Art review I at The African American Culture Center 2002, Southern Festival Columbia Writer Group event held at the Sara Norman Elementary School 2003, Wachovia (Employee Resources Network )2003, Juneteen Festival (CAAW Writer's Group) 2003, For Sister Only (CAAW Writer's Group) 2003, Beatties Ford Library(CAAW Writer's Book Signing)2003, Hypeyouth group of the Restoration Ministries Church event Jan 2007, The Literature and Arts Review II @ the Mint Museum Nov 2007, At Risk Teen Event @ Grier Heights Presbyterian Church March 2008,Guest Poet for National Poetry Month @ (CMS/ELE) Mrs. Adams(2nd grade) April 2012, Honoree and performance (poetry)for "Girls that rock" (CMS ELE/ASEP) March 2013

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Beginning of Life - Heartfelt Poetry
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