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AKoldPiece is a father, educator, writer, poet, spoken-word artist, host, author of “The Weather Report,” and a graduate of UCLA with a B.A. in History. As a poet, he has been featured at Black Broncos Rock for Cal Poly Pomona, The Black History Celebration at L.A. Southwest College, and The Poetry Festival at Cal State Monterey Bay Flight School (formerly Natural High) of Culver City CA, among many others. He is an instructor for Engage (The Art of Active Living) that teaches poetry to elders at senior citizens facilities throughout Los Angeles County, and teaches creative writing and chess at View Park High School. Some of AKP’s hosting credits include "Le' Boule," a poetry production in Los Angeles, S.W.A.A.M. Burn This Bridge, Poets Jazz House, World Stage Anasi Writers Workshop, and many others. He is currently the host for Poetry, Friends and Drinks and co-hosts The Spot Open Mic.