Biography: Ray Guillermo
Achievements and Accomplishments:
2011 national poetry slam championship finalist
Roster member for the arts education group BlueprintForLife
Participant in the Canada 150 C3 Icebreaker excursion
Lead Presentation Designer
Ray Guillermo, a.k.a. ArRay of WoRds, is an advocate for using the arts to increase mental health and wellness. He is an arts educator, writer, percussionist, and motivational speaker, who coached three different national award-winning youth poetry slam teams.
ArRay has featured his poetry at different venues in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, the Lyricist Lounge in Houston, Texas, USA, the International Poetry Festival in Grenada, Nicaragua and overseas in various locations in the Philippines. He is heavily involved in community outreach work, sharing serious and more lighthearted topics with audiences that relate to the human condition.
When you hear him onstage you may have to buckle yourself in, as he takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions. His writing workshops often encourage participants to seek and share wisdom, knowledge and truth from their own hearts.