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Spoken Word Artist Cherrie Amour Sets NYC FREE TO BE ME Book Reading for 11/29

Spoken Word Artist Cherrie Amour has released her first book of poetry, "Free to Be Me: Poems on Life, Love and Relationships". The book poetically explores Cherrie's geographical and emotional journey from childhood to adulthood and from the Caribbean to Canada and from Detroit, Michigan to her current hometown of Baltimore, Maryland. In "Free to Be Me" Cherrie takes readers into her journey of dealing with feelings of abandonment, while revealing personal remedies for healing. "Free to Be Me" is available in print and e-book formats on

Cherrie's soulful poetic verses in "Free to Be Me" tell stories of separating from her parents at just two years old, when they immigrated to England to create a better life for their family. Upon reuniting with her parents at eight years old after living with her grandparents, an implicit relationship void had occurred causing Amour years of bonding issues, challenges with intimacy, and issues in love relationships.

"Emotional scars left unhealed after abandonment can lead to dysfunctional relationships throughout life. Channeling feelings through the creative writing process, as Cherrie has done, is one way to start the healing process," says Dr. K. Carey, Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor specializing in family, and marital relationships.

"Free to Be Me" is about turning wounds into wisdom and sharing an intimate journey of trials and triumphs from a poet's personal perspective. "I was inspired to begin writing this poetic memoir shortly after my mother's passing. Particularly because we had worked through many of our mother/daughter issues caused by my feelings of abandonment. It took years for me to fully accept my parents' reasons for making difficult life choices and many more years for me to forgive and heal. I hope my book will give readers a point of reference for their own journeys," says Cherrie.

Amour will read and do a book signing on Friday, November 29th at Sisters Uptown Bookstore and Cultural Center, Inc. located at 1942 Amsterdam Ave. (W. 156th Street)in Harlem at 6:00pm. Subway: take the "C" train to 155th Street or #1 to 157th Street station in Manhattan. Free admission, call 212-862-3680 for additional information.

About the Author: Cherrie Amour has mastered the culture and lifestyle of three unique countries. By day, she is a veteran communications professional, working in the field for over 14 years in both Canada and the United States. By night, Cherrie's candid, narrative style of poetic verse inspires diverse audiences as she flows about life and love. Cherrie's spoken word has been recorded on two CD projects "ilovemesomewords" and "Love's Journey". Both projects have received reviews by Baltimore City Paper and "ilovemesomewords" by Baltimore Magazine. "Free to Be Me" is Amour's first book of poetry. To learn more about Cherrie Amour and "Free to Be Me" visit

Free to Be Me By Cherrie Amour C.A. Woods / Publication date: October 2, 2013 / ISBN 978-0-615-87817-1/ Cost $10 / 60 pages Available on Amazon Available on Create Space and

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