ANGELA CAROLE BROWN
photo by Dailey Pike
Writer / musician / artist Angela Carole Brown is the 2018 recipient of the North Street Book Prize in Literary Fiction for her novel Trading Fours, and the SoulWord Magazine Poetry Prize for her single poem “Cotton Candy.” She is the author of seven books in the genres of memoir, fiction, flash fiction, and poetry, and recently had an entire concert by the Los Angeles-based, 60-voiced Metropolitan Master Chorale created around several of her 100-word stories from the collection Aleatory on the Radio, entitled "Short Stories." She writes the blog Bindi Girl Chronicles.
Recently transplanted from Los Angeles to Kansas City, Angela is a veteran of the L.A. music scene, having spent over three decades there as a vocalist, songwriter, and recording artist, has recorded several albums of music in the genres of jazz and folk, has done jingles, soundtracks, and voice-overs for television and film, and is the lead female vocalist in Elvis Schoenberg’s Orchestre Surreal, as well as the new KC-based Orchestre Surreal Chamber Ensemble.
As a visual artist, Angela has spent time in the playground of painting and drawing, glass mosaic, handcrafted dolls, collage, digital media, and graphic design. Her current medium is alcohol ink on Yupo, with one of her inks recently making the cover of Brilliant Corners: A Journal of Jazz & Literature. She is, most recently, the 2021 recipient of DigiFest Temecula's People's Choice Award and Honorary Mention, and the Buddha International Film Festival's Best Multimedia Film Award for her videobook The Richest Girl in the World, for which she is author, illustrator, narrator, and video editor.
She is featured in the documentary film The Goddess Project.