Amena Brown Owen
As a poet, speaker, author, and event host, Amena Brown's words excite, ignite and inspire. Whether in front of audiences as intimate as 50 or as sprawling as 20,000, she has something to say that matters.
Amena's debut book release, Breaking Old Rhythms: Answering the Call of a Creative God, explores how experiences such as deejaying, learning to dance, having a broken heart, and practicing the rules of improv can teach us about our life's rhythm and how we can better tune our ears and lives to the rhythm of God.
The author of spoken word CD Live at Java Monkey, Amena has performed and spoken at events across the nation such as The RightNow Conference, Creativity World Forum, Catalyst Conference, Chick-fil-A Leadercast, as well as touring with Gungor.
She and her husband, Matt, also known as DJ Opdiggy, travel and perform a presentation of poetry, monologue and deejaying. They also host a regular open mic in Atlanta every fifth Thursday at Urban Grind Coffee.
Along with her spoken word recordings, Amena has participated in numerous professional and live recordings including two poems on Gungor's album A Creation Liturgy, a collection of video poems with Bluefish TV and the Voice Bible, and as a featured speaker in the Women of the Bible DVD series.
She also speaks at conferences and events for high school and college students, young adults, and women, where she has facilitated several workshops and breakout sessions on creativity, singleness, relationships, writing, building artistic community and becoming an artist entrepreneur.
As a part of a generation that is searching for the real and the genuine in an age of constant carbon copy, Amena is both regal and dramatic in her creative interpretation on the stage, and in her candid and expressive conversation one on one. This nonconformist lends her voice to finding inspiration, truth, and purpose and encourages those she encounters to do the same.