Pacia Elaine Anderson

2024 Exemplary Teaching Artist

Pacia Elaine Anderson is a visual, spoken, and teaching Word Artist who uses language in its many expressed forms to tell vivid stories, record and share history, and as a vehicle for both introspection and communal connection.

She has shared her poetic offerings on stages, in workshops, and through commissioned written and performance work across the country. Pacia is honored to be entering her 15th year working in the education space to uplift, inspire, and impact the young future creatives of our time.

She currently serves as the Program Lead of the Regional Arts Commission’s Community Arts Training Institute, Program Coordinator for Good Journey Development Foundation, and as a teaching artist with a host of regional organizations. She is also the Missouri-St. Louis City Regional Coordinator for Poetry Out Loud, the NEA’s national recitation competition. Pacia serves on the boards of The Saint Louis Poetry Center, Volunteer Lawyers and Accounts for the Arts, and The St. Louis Art Place Initiative. The St. Louis Visionary Awards named Pacia the Community Impact Artist for 2020-2021.

Pacia loves reading, coloring, cycling, writing, nature walks, star-gazing, and making art with child inside of her.

Pacia Anderson’s Programs

Voice and Verse