Annette Hope Billings is an award winning author and actress. After a four decade long career as a registered nurse, Billings took an early retirement in 2015 to pursue her dream of writing full time. In the ensuing 2 years, she has published two books of poetry with a third scheduled for release by Spartan Press this Fall. She is known for her engaging oral delivery of poetry and has been dubbed “Maya of the Midwest” by audiences. Her first book, “A Net Full of Hope,” was the recipient of Topeka’s ARTSConnect ARTY Award for Literature in 2015.
Combining poetry, prose and story-telling, Annette Hope Billings, will present how one woman, herself, overcame victimization to reach that point beyond surviving–the point of thriving.