Flint, Michigan (PressExposure) June 02, 2008 -- Jerald Lance Ferrell was born and raised in Flint, Michigan. Being from a city that is known for poverty, crime, and hopelessness, Fluid rose up out the bowels of economic impoverishment to find his gifts and talents as a writer, actor, and activist in Los Angeles, Ca. Upon his departure to the land of opportunity in the "Golden State" Fluid made a vow to himself and his family that one day he would return to his hometown and give back to make a difference in his community.
Upon returning to his hometown Fluid became inspired and felt one of the best ways to give back to his community would be through volunteerism and education. "After learning some disturbing statistics about literacy I had to get involved and help uplift my community through tutoring." says a passionate Fluid. After receiving twelve hours of training and becoming a certified tutor through Genessee County, Fluid began literacy training at the Christ Enrichment Center in Flint.
Once Fluid began tutoring he began inspired to put together a book of poetry that he has been accumulating for the past fifteen years. "I felt it was time and plus with the inspiration from my community, I knew that this poetry book Literacy Movement Vol.1 could impact and motivate people to read more and possible take action in their community" say Fluid.
After receiving a volunteer of the year award from the Christ Enrichment Center and being spotlighted in his hometown newspaper The Flint Journal for his community work, Fluid became a published author and his on a mission to promote literacy and in his words "make reading cool" With real life poetry pieces such as "PE20",about his life on tour with Flavor Flav and Public Enemy, a piece that is an ode and celebration of women everywhere, "Seeds of a Woman", and the very moving piece about Hurricane Katrina entitled, "Katrina Speaks", Fluid wants the world to share his thoughts and as he says"start your own movement."
To purchase Fluid's book entitled Literacy Movement Vol.1 presents The Cool, The Cold,and The Wise: A Poetic Commentary, go to http://www.iuniverse.com and insert title in search window. To book Fluid for interviews, book readings, and book signings contact Jerald Lance Ferrell at 810-835-3050 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org