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Scott Smith is a Philadelphia-based spoken word artist, emcee, host, and speaker. Scott began writing and performing spoken word poetry after seeing Amena Brown Owen perform at the Jubilee Conference in 2010. Over his early journey with poetry, Scott gained inspiration from movements like Def Jam Poetry & P4CM while performing at various spoken word open mic events and churches in the Pittsburgh and Youngstown areas. Since moving to Philadelphia in 2012, Scott has had opportunities to perform locally, regionally and nationally on notable platforms including Voices in Power, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, WeGoLive, Busboys and Poets, and WAN Poetry. 


Beyond the national spoken word scene, Scott has leveraged his gifts to serve the body of Christ specifically through performing at Christian churches, retreats, conferences, and festivals. On most months you can find Scott supporting other local poets at an open mic in Philly. He loves watching artists come into their own and grow in their gifts. In 2019, Scott and his wife Darlene founded Ripe Creatives under A.C.T. Intl. 

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