Author Darcel Turner of Dana Dances on Paper Presents Dana Dances On Stage: A WON Woman Show

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Turner to perform in a one-woman stage adaptation of her semi-autobiographical novel

Darcel Turner, founder of publishing company Dances on Paper Press and author of Dana Dances on Paper, brings her semi-autobiographical novel Dana Dances on Paper to the stage with Dana Dances on Stage: A WON Woman Show. Taking excerpts from her novel and mixing it with the funky beats of DJ Moleculez, Turner will light the stage at the Bowery Poetry Club on November 19th and 28th.

In 2003, Turner released her novel Dana Dances on Paper. Over the past couple of years, she has developed her book into a one-woman stage show. Now ready to take audiences on a journey of love, loss, hardship, inner renewal and triumph, Dana Dances on Stage: A WON Woman Show is set to deliver a thought-provoking and inspiring performance. "This project comes from deep within my soul," said Turner. "To actually see it come to life and be able to share with people is truly a blessing."

Set during the beginning of the hip-hop era, Dana Dances on Stage: A WON Woman Show is a slick, upbeat and heartfelt story about a young girl named Dana who struggles to deal with the hardship of growing up in the urban streets of the Bronx. Dana has dreams of becoming a professional dancer showing the world the talent that is waiting to burst from within her soul. Her dream will be delayed as the twists and turns of life and the loss of her mother to a fatal disease leaves her rethinking her life's path. As she endures the journey of becoming a woman, Dana ultimately finds more than one way to "dance."

About Darcel Turner
New York native Darcel Turner was born in the Bronx and raised in Queens. After attending Long Island University and The College of New Rochelle, she founded her book publishing company, Dances on Paper Press in 2003. In addition to writing two books, Lathered Layers and Dana Dances on Paper, she has danced on internationally renowned stages such as Harlem's Apollo Theater, and can be heard on "For Women," on Talib Kweli's Reflection Eternal CD. Turner has been a featured author at The Harlem Book Fair, Word Canvas (Lit Noire Publishing Events) and Verses at The Nuyorican Poets' Café and has made a number of radio and television appearances. For more information please visit


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