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Al Letson

Peabody Award-Winning Radio Host, Spoken Word Artist & Playwright

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 Al Letson Biography

Soul-stirring, multi-genre creativity has garnered Al Letson national recognition, critical acclaim and devoted fans. Early in his career, Letson established himself as a heavyweight in the poetry slam movement, reaping artistic credibility and becoming renowned for his dynamic works. He has performed on a number of national, regional and local stages, including such venues as HBO's "Def Poetry Jam" and CBS's 2004 Final Four Pregame Show.

Letson was one of three finalists out of more than 1,500 applicants to win the 2008 Public Radio Talent Quest. The Talent Quest is an effort by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to find new voices and innovative programming to launch nationally on public radio. Letson's program "State of the Re:Union" launched this past February on NPR, with a robust multimedia campaign that coincided with Black History Month. "State of the Re:Union" travels to an American city or town to discover the interesting things that people are doing to create a community atmosphere and transcend their circumstances, while placing focus on the vital cultural narratives.

Along with his radio show, Letson works as a professional playwright, and actor. Drawing on his background as a performance poet, he seamlessly weaves spoken word into the fabric of his theatre work. His solo play, "Summer in Sanctuary," will be produced Off Broadway by The Abingdon Theatre Company at the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre. The Baltimore Sun has stated, "Letson is a powerful performer who tells his story by moving fluidly from one role to the next."

While his many interests are diverse, the common theme in Letson's work is his effort to bring people together. By examining difficult topics and influential historical themes, he strives to focus on our common humanity and always presents with consummate artistry.

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  • State of the Re:Union

    State of the Re:Union is a public radio show that seeks to unify its audience by telling the stories of real people through an innovative exploration of a city, detailing how things come together and what pulls them apart. While many of today's media outlets highlight the divisions and conflicts that separate us, State of the Re:Union stands apart--bringing something new to radio and multimedia by exploring the resonating themes, stories, challenges and cultural components that create communities across the country. Viewers and listeners are taken on this uplifting journey by award-winning poet, playwright and Public Radio Talent Quest winner Al Letson, who weaves spoken word into his soul-stirring storytelling.

  • Bayard Rustin: The Untold Story of a Civil and Gay Rights Pioneer

    August 28th, 1963 will forever be tied to Martin Luther King Jr.'s hallowed "I Have a Dream" speech. This historic moment would probably have never come to fruition if it weren't for a man standing in King's shadow, Mr. Bayard Rustin. Rustin was a man with a number of seemingly incompatible labels: black, gay, Quaker... identifications that served to earn him as many detractors as admirers. Although he had numerous passions and pursuits, his most transformative act, one that certainly changed the course of American history, was to counsel MLK on the use of non-violent resistance. Al Letson takes the audience to a specific time in history that shapes the way we live now.

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  • HOW TO BOOK Al Letson?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Al Letson for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Al Letson, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Al Letson or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Al Letson?

    Booking fees for Al Letson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Al Letson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Al Letson?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Al Letson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Al Letson for your next private or corporate function.
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Al Letson

Peabody Award-Winning Radio Host, Spoken Word Artist & Playwright

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Al Letson Biography

Soul-stirring, multi-genre creativity has garnered Al Letson national recognition, critical acclaim and devoted fans. Early in his career, Letson established himself as a heavyweight in the poetry slam movement, reaping artistic credibility and becoming renowned for his dynamic works. He has performed on a number of national, regional and local stages, including such venues as HBO's "Def Poetry Jam" and CBS's 2004 Final Four Pregame Show.

Letson was one of three finalists out of more than 1,500 applicants to win the 2008 Public Radio Talent Quest. The Talent Quest is an effort by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to find new voices and innovative programming to launch nationally on public radio. Letson's program "State of the Re:Union" launched this past February on NPR, with a robust multimedia campaign that coincided with Black History Month. "State of the Re:Union" travels to an American city or town to discover the interesting things that people are doing to create a community atmosphere and transcend their circumstances, while placing focus on the vital cultural narratives.

Along with his radio show, Letson works as a professional playwright, and actor. Drawing on his background as a performance poet, he seamlessly weaves spoken word into the fabric of his theatre work. His solo play, "Summer in Sanctuary," will be produced Off Broadway by The Abingdon Theatre Company at the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre. The Baltimore Sun has stated, "Letson is a powerful performer who tells his story by moving fluidly from one role to the next."

While his many interests are diverse, the common theme in Letson's work is his effort to bring people together. By examining difficult topics and influential historical themes, he strives to focus on our common humanity and always presents with consummate artistry.

Al Letson Videos

  • State of the Re:Union—How I Learned to Fly: Al Letson at ...
  • The Moth Presents Al Letson: A Father Figures - YouTube

Al Letson Speaking Topics

  • State of the Re:Union

    State of the Re:Union is a public radio show that seeks to unify its audience by telling the stories of real people through an innovative exploration of a city, detailing how things come together and what pulls them apart. While many of today's media outlets highlight the divisions and conflicts that separate us, State of the Re:Union stands apart--bringing something new to radio and multimedia by exploring the resonating themes, stories, challenges and cultural components that create communities across the country. Viewers and listeners are taken on this uplifting journey by award-winning poet, playwright and Public Radio Talent Quest winner Al Letson, who weaves spoken word into his soul-stirring storytelling.

  • Bayard Rustin: The Untold Story of a Civil and Gay Rights Pioneer

    August 28th, 1963 will forever be tied to Martin Luther King Jr.'s hallowed "I Have a Dream" speech. This historic moment would probably have never come to fruition if it weren't for a man standing in King's shadow, Mr. Bayard Rustin. Rustin was a man with a number of seemingly incompatible labels: black, gay, Quaker... identifications that served to earn him as many detractors as admirers. Although he had numerous passions and pursuits, his most transformative act, one that certainly changed the course of American history, was to counsel MLK on the use of non-violent resistance. Al Letson takes the audience to a specific time in history that shapes the way we live now.

FAQs on booking Al Letson

  • How to book Al Letson?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Al Letson for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Al Letson, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Al Letson or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Al Letson?

    Booking fees for Al Letson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Al Letson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Al Letson?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Al Letson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Al Letson for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Al Letson or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Al Letson or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Al Letson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Al Letson for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Al Letson generally travels from Jacksonville, FL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Nikki Giovanni, David Banner, Julianne Malveaux, Clayborne Carson and Bobby Seale. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Al Letson for an upcoming event.

Al Letson Speaker Videos

  • State of the Re:Union—How I Learned to Fly: Al Letson at ...
    The Moth Presents Al Letson: A Father Figures - YouTube

Al Letson Speaking Topics

  • State of the Re:Union

    State of the Re:Union is a public radio show that seeks to unify its audience by telling the stories of real people through an innovative exploration of a city, detailing how things come together and what pulls them apart. While many of today's media outlets highlight the divisions and conflicts that separate us, State of the Re:Union stands apart--bringing something new to radio and multimedia by exploring the resonating themes, stories, challenges and cultural components that create communities across the country. Viewers and listeners are taken on this uplifting journey by award-winning poet, playwright and Public Radio Talent Quest winner Al Letson, who weaves spoken word into his soul-stirring storytelling.

  • Bayard Rustin: The Untold Story of a Civil and Gay Rights Pioneer

    August 28th, 1963 will forever be tied to Martin Luther King Jr.'s hallowed "I Have a Dream" speech. This historic moment would probably have never come to fruition if it weren't for a man standing in King's shadow, Mr. Bayard Rustin. Rustin was a man with a number of seemingly incompatible labels: black, gay, Quaker... identifications that served to earn him as many detractors as admirers. Although he had numerous passions and pursuits, his most transformative act, one that certainly changed the course of American history, was to counsel MLK on the use of non-violent resistance. Al Letson takes the audience to a specific time in history that shapes the way we live now.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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