Dessa Reed

Speaker * Author * Columnist





DESSA REED, author of several books and many published articles and poems, has an amazing story to tell that entertains as well as enlightens and encourages her audiences. Speaking to social and business groups, she helps individuals discover the joy and elegance of “poetic living.”

Dessa found her poetic voice during months of recovery from a near-fatal auto accident in 1997. From wheelchair to full recovery she began her journey of putting insights, observations and emotions into poetry and prose.

As a speaker, Dessa Reed inspires and motivates others to live their lives with creativity, clarity, and confidence. She has spoken to audiences around the country as well as in Paris, France and given lectures in both Beijing and Shanghai, China.

Her writings and the focus of her talks fall into seven poetic power points:

1.  Learning to appreciate this moment
2.  Dealing with the past
3.  Awareness of social issues
4.  Making self-expression a game
5.  Enjoying the adventure of change
6.  Spiritual pursuits
7.  Silliness of situations


Depending on the audience, each talk is adapted to include all or part of these points.

From timid poet to confident speaker, Dessa Reed shares the power of putting words into creative communication that will enhance your language skills ~ and your life.

Dessa can be reached at Dessa@DessaReed.com for information and fee schedule.

Her amazing story of healing and turning adversity into victory is also recorded in her books:

Turning Adversity into Victory

Dessa's newest "BUTTERFLY TOUCH" is a CD size booklet with several favorite poems from her first two books but with new narrative and emphasis on encouraging those going through some adversity to discover the comforting power of finding their own poetic voice. 


Recovery Through Poetry
Turning Adversity Into Victory




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