Hi, I’m Camari.

Author. Writer. Workshop Facilitator. Wife. Optimistic. Warrior.

I solve problems through writing.

A bit more.

Camari Carter-Hawkins is the author of Death by Comb, a stellar body of poetry that seeks to normalize natural hair and find solid ground in an ever changing world, and Write Back to You, a guided journal for writing yourself back into your life. Her works can also be found in Rise: An Anthology of Power and Unity by Vagabond Press and The Best of The Poetry Salon 2013-2018 Anthology. Hawkins is the 2018 Spoken Word, Voices Heard Women’s Amateur Slam Winner. 

As a Master of Organizational Management, she coins herself as the “Queen of Getting Things Done”. Hawkins blends her love for creativity and administration as the founder of The Artist Support. Hawkins moonlights as a singer in her band, SafeHearts, with her husband, William Hawkins. Camari lives in Los Angeles with her husband, his 10 guitars, and hundreds of her books. 

Previous Performances, Panels, and Appearances


  • UnplugdLA, Featured Poetry Performance

  • Inlyte Launch Party, Featured Poetry Reading

  • Other Books Store, Women of World Stage Press show, Host and Featured Poetry Reading

  • The World Stage, How Poets Make Money Panel, Host

  • The Free Black Womens Library L.A. Launch Event, Featured Poetry Reading

  • LitFest Pasadena, Write Back to You Journaling Workshop, Facilitator


  • University of Southern California, Natural Hair 101 Panel, Panelist

  • Mirman Middle School, Black History Program, Poetry Reading

  • King/Drew Medical Magnet High School, Living Writers Series, Poetry Reading

  • Slam Winner, Spoken Word, Voices Heard

  • SpokenWord Sundays, Featured Poetry Performance

  • The World Stage, Planting Roots in New Soil Panel, Facilitator and Organizer

  • SpitJustice, Featured Poetry Performance


  • Abilene Christian University, Race in the Age of Trump, Poetry Reading

  • The Los Angeles Film School, Poetry Reading

  • Litfest Pasadena, Normalizing Natural Hair through Literature Panel, Facilitator and Panelist

  • S.W.A.A.M., Featured Poet

  • Featured Poet, The Spot IW, Los Angeles, CA 

  • Evocative Writing Workshop, Tru'Mane Beauty Supply, Workshop Facilitator

  • New Beginnings Christian Church, Poetry Performance 


  • The World Stage Performance Gallery, Featured Poetry Performance and Book Release event for Death by Comb  

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