Ione is an author, playwright and poet whose works include the critically acclaimed memoir, Pride of Family Four Generations of American Women of Color, Nile Night, Remembered Texts from The Deep, Listening in Dreams and This is a Dream! She is the playwright and director of Njinga the Queen King, the dance opera Io and Her and the Trouble with Him, She is the director and writer of The Lunar Opera; Deep Listening For_Tunes, and Dreams of the Jungfrau, an experimental narrative film shot high in the Swiss Alps.

Ione is also an improvising spoken word performer and sound artist who performs frequently in the United States and internationally. A dedicated educator and counselor who specializes in dreams and the creative process, Ione conducts seminars and retreats throughout the world. She is the Director of the Ministry of Maat, Inc an organization specializing in women and community and she is the Artistic Director of Deep Listening Institute, Ltd.


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