Artist Bio
 
Vanessa Chica Ferreira  is an educator, writer, poet, playwright and fat activist. She is also the poetry editor for The Ice Colony. She has been a featured poet at various events throughout New York City. She co-wrote and performed in a 3 woman play titled “Live Big Girl” debuted (December 2017) at The National Black Theatre. 
Her poems can be found in “The Girl With The Smile” poetry chapbook , "The BX Files" Contemporary Poetry from the Bronx" Anthology. Elkat Productions,“Live Big Girl” Poetry Anthology, “The Abuela Stories Project” RoblesWrites Productions,  The Acentos Review and Great Weather For Media anthology. 

She is currently collaborating on a woman led creative collective play titled ‘We Could Never Be Small”,  a poetry anthology and  a children’s book.

                              Curriculum Vitae
 
                                                                         
Vanessa Chica Ferreira
                                                                   VanessaChica.com

                                                            VchicaFerreira@gmail.com

                                                                                                                                             


 Education
 
Mercy College Masters of Science Degree, Elementary Education, July 2007
New York State Professional Certification Special Education Birth- 2nd Grade, July 2007
 
Publications
 
 Ice Colony- Poem "What Mami Taught Me"

Anthology Great Weather For Media 2020
The Acentos Review- Live Big Girl Collaboration
The Acentos Review- The Performance of Breath
“Live Big Girl” Poetry Anthology 2018 
“The Girl With The Smile” A Collection of Poems 2016
Smokin Word" By Machete Movement- Poetry over Music- Elkat Productions; 2015
"The BX Files" Contemporary Poetry from the Bronx" Anthology. Elkat Productions; 2015
Centro Voices- Ten Women Poets on Being Nuyorican: Centrovoices 2015
"Full Circle: Poetry Anthology"By The Sunday Writing Circle, 2014
"No Apologies: Poetry Anthology" By The Sunday Writing Circle, 2013

 

 

Performances

 

2020

 

Urban Beat Poet Society- Virtual Feature


 2019
 
The New York City Poetry Festival at Governors Island
Great Weather For Media- Spoken Word Sundays
The Acentos Review- Live Big Girl Collaboration
The Acentos Review- The Performance of Breath
 
2018
 
The New York City Poetry Festival at Governors Island 
 BAAD! ASS Women’s Festival at Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance
Ladyfest At The Tank Theater “Live Big Girl”
Capicu Culture Poetry Showcase
York College (Her) Story
Boricua College- Reflections of Puerto Rican Culture
 
2017


The National Black Theatre “Live Big Girl” 
Association of Writers and Writing Programs- Tampa, F.L. “Dique Dominicana” 

2016


Association of Writers and Writing Programs -Los Angeles, C.A. 
Poetic Play “I Have No Room For The Broken”.
Letras At the Bronx Museum
 
2015
 
The National Black Theatre “Misconceptions”
The Full Circle Ensemble Presents “Notes and Poems”
Smokin Word and Drum Open Mic Series “One Mic”
Urban Crossings/ Travesías urbanas: All female poetry reading
From The Page To The Stage at The National Black Theatre
Urban Juke Joint- Transpoetric
Word at 4F- Word at 4F Poetry Showcase featuring Vanessa Chica
Urban Juke Joint- An evening of young women poets rewriting their DNA/ re-inventing community and their place in it. 
 
2014
 
The Sunday Writer’s Circle Open Mic and Book Release
Voices III Celebrating Identity
Smokin Word and Drum- From The Bronx to Loisaida
 “La Revolucion” Poetry event at Richmond Hill Library
The Nuyorican Poets Cafe “Breathless Wordz
El Fogon Center For The Arts- 
New Voices Reading Series- Poetry event
Spook N Word Open Mic and Mentoring Night
 
2013
 
Babble In The Bronx
 
Conferences
 
Association of Writers and Writing Programs, Featured Reading- Mujeres At The Mic: A Reading By Nuyorican Women Writers, organizer and moderator, Los Angeles, C.A. 2016 
 Association of Writers and Writing Programs, A Featured Reading Dique Dominicana: A Reading by Dominican Women Writers,Tampa, FL, March 2018
 
 
Workshops Facilitated
 

Finding The Joy In Grief writing workshop presented by SYZLNYC  September 2020 (Virtual)

Finding The Joy In Grief writing workshop presented by RoblesWrites productions July 2020 (Virtual) 
A Live Big Project: a 7 week writing workshop promoting living big in your body,  February 2018
The New York City Writing Project: 3rd and 4th graders after school writing project. October 2017

 ( Ongoing). 
 
The Abuela Stories Project Visits Poe Park: a free workshop, photography exhibition and open mic, Co-Facilitated, February 2017 


Radio/Television interviews/Music Collaborations
 
Sixto Ramos show
WHCR 90.3 The Voice of Harlem
BronxNet Open: https://youtu.be/i0SZPWiOQZc
WHCR 90.3 The Voice of Harlem
Interview with Writers- Interview with Writers
Machete Movement- Spoken word over music-
A Place Called Love Collaboration
Machate Movement- Spoken word over music-We Come From Collaboration
 
Professional Memberships 
 
Poets and Writers
Association of Writers & Writing Programs(AWP)