About Brenda Ray

Photography courtesy of John Marshall. 

Brenda Ray, writer, singer, poet, and storyteller, is an internationally touring artist from Boise, Idaho and an MFA student at The New School in New York. Her most recent work, "The Blue Room" is a soulful combination of acoustic songs and ambient spoken word pieces. Her memoir essay, "The Most Beautiful Thing" won Seattle's Arksey Essay Contest and her spoken word poem, "The Tongue" won Seattle Pacific University's Talent Show. Her poems and nonfiction have appeared in Acrobat, The Lingua Journal, and Four Chambers Press. Brenda's work has also been heard by Sofar Sounds New York, The National Endowment of the Arts' Poetry Out Loud, Boston's Cantab Lounge, The Seattle Grand Slam, The National Undergraduate Literature Conference, Chicago's Girl Radio, Yahoo Beauty, Radio Boise, and many many more places. Brenda has performed in hundreds of schools, community centers, prisons, homeless shelters, colleges, and universities across the country. She currently resides in Seattle, Washington where she is performing shows, teaching workshops, and writing writing writing. 


Ray is self-represented and takes clients, projects, and performances on a limited basis. Inquire about her availability at info@brendaray.org or fill out the form below: