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LaLa DeVille is a writer, poet, spoken word artist and self published author from Compton, Ca, currently residing in Long Beach, Ca.
LaLa first stepped on the poetry scene in 2016, where she competed in the Size It Up women's poetry slam "Spoken Word, Voices Heard."
LaLa, who has been known for performing in Chuck Taylor Allstars shoes and being dubbed "The Queen in Chucks," has gone on to perform her spoken word poetry on such stages as The Giot Cafe, Da Poetry Lounge Open Mic, World Stage, The Mad Truth Open Mic and The Spot Open Mic.
LaLa has been a featured poet for Kevin's Cause Suicide Prevention And Awareness 5K run in 2016, S.W.A.A.M. Spoken Word Art and Music, The 2018 Pan African Film Festival Spoken Word Fest, Soul Sundays , The Speak Easy, The Griot Cafe, Poets & Allies, Rapp Saloon, Smoke Screen, Lyrical Rhythms L.A. and The P.O.W. (Power of Words) Open Mic. In 2018, LaLa completed a book tour in Chicago, Ill where she featured for "At Ease Sundays" and "Epic Night Open Mic." She also worked with spoken word artist Blaq Ice in the studio, performing on the poetry compilation track "Beauty & Lyrical Beast." In May 2019, she performed along with Chicago poets Hood Raised and Darling Mikki, in Las Vegas and Los Angeles for V.O.C.A.L. (Voices of Chicago, California and Las Vegas) where she was one of the featured artists.
LaLa was co-producer of The Pan African Film Festival's Spoken Word Poetry Fest in 2019 and 2020.
LaLa is the CEO of her own media company "Everybody Media" and the editor of her own blog "The Journal of LaLa DeVille'" and an advocate for domestic abuse and mental wellness. LaLa's mission is to enlighten, educate and uplift others through poetry and creative writing. If you would like to watch some of my poetry videos click the link to my YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm7zpHRjIont3JomX6SkU7Q