FLOW member Chirskira Caillouet shares a spiritual connection at the 2017 Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Awards. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).

"You need to get into the habit of trusting yourself."                      

                                                                            -Angela Brewster, educator

As member of FLOW (For Love of Writing), Chirskira Caillouet endeavors to strengthen her prose and build a solid network of phenomenal writers. Her writings mostly include poetry as published in various college literary magazines and Young Chicago Authors’ "Say What" magazine.

More than a page poet, Chirskira takes the stage, displaying her spoken word skills
to multiple audiences from elementary schools to college and universities. In 2009, Chirskira self-published Honey Licorice (available on lulu.com) and learned to create e-books.  In 2014, Chirskira was one of a select group of spoken word artists to participate in the Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Awards for which she became a semi-finalist.

After graduating from Benedictine University, Chirskira continued her education at Northeastern Illinois University where she  earned  a Masters of Arts in Teaching in Elementary Language Arts.  She currently holds a certificate in Spoken Word Pedagogy at Concordia University.

Her travels include assisting in building a home with Habitat for Humanity in El Paso,
Texas, rebuilding communities in Pecan Island and New Orleans, Louisiana after the destruction of
Hurricane Katrina, and caring for children in Sucre, Bolivia.


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