Words for the Soul

Tim hall

Words for the Soul is a roving poetry installation where Tim Hall performs original works for audiences at the festival. Catch Tim moving through the crowd and performing at several different locations throughout the night - bringing small pockets and quiet streets of the festival to life with his words and passion.



Tim Hall is an educator, artist, and entrepreneur, from Detroit, MI, now residing in Boston, MA. He began playing alto saxophone at the age of 10, and found poetry in college as a way to share his thoughts on paper. Tim Hall draws inspiration from his lived experiences charting the nuances of blackness, masculinity, and the beauties of life. As a musician he has shared stages with national recording artists such as The Nappy Roots, Carolyn Malachi, Bilal, Chris Turner, and Aloe Blacc. His poetry has been experienced at Boston's Hub Week, The Museum of Fine Arts, Berklee College of Music, Outside the Box Festival, Bridgin' Gaps Festival, and many venues and poetry slam communities around the Boston/Greater Boston area. He currently works at Berklee College of Music, and is the co-owner and artist with HipStory - a HipHop music and film production company dedicated to centering marginalized identities in media. Some of his work can be found in his self-produced Spoken Word EP titled Colors Of My Soul, and self-published book titled Trust The Process, both of which released in 2016.