CLEO WADE-HEART TALK: Poetic Wisdom for a Better Life



Monday, March 12 at 7PM

speaking & signing
Heart Talk: Poetic Wisdom for a Better Life

In Conversation with Elaine Welteroth 






  • The speaking portion of this event is free & open to the public.
  • Tickets are required to join the signing line.
  • Tickets are only available with the purchase of a copy of Heart Talk from BookPeople.
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With Heart Talk: Poetic Wisdom for a Better Life, a potent mix of poetry, mantras, affirmations and inspirational advice that is relatable, practical, and digestible, Cleo Wade reminds us why Fast Company named her one of the country’s 100 most creative people. In the summer of 2016, Cleo Wade created the “ARE YOU OK” project, a public booth for free peaceful and loving conversation at the Hester Street Fair in New York City.  Heart Talk is both an extension and reflection of this idea. It is not only a conversation with the reader, but also a conversation with Wade herself. Her wisdom applies to micro and macro problems, to the general and specific, to the romantic and the platonic. Arguing that self-love is the seed that gives form to transformative love and that optimism is both a choice and the antidote to despair, Heart Talk is timely and necessary.


An artist, poet, and storyteller, Cleo Wade works to promote a more peaceful, loving, and accepting world for all through poetry, community building, storytelling, public art, and her uplifting social media presence where she has gained a devoted following. Cleo believes that kindness is easier than you think, bravery belongs to all of us, and love is something we all deserve (especially the kind that lives within yourself).

She has been featured on lists of America’s 50 Most Influential Women by Marie Claire and 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company. She has also been featured by The New York Times, Vogue, Essence, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Teen Vogue, Vogue Italia, New York Magazine, Refinery 29, W Magazine, V Magazine, andPeople Magazine. In 2018, Cleo Wade’s Ted Talk will be made available. Heart Talk: Poetic Wisdom for a Better Life is her first book. She lives in New York.

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Event date: 
Monday, March 12, 2018 - 7:00pm
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Heart Talk: Poetic Wisdom for a Better Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501191138
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atria Books - March 6th, 2018

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