Candy Royalle is an award winning performing writer, performance artist, poet, storyteller, activist, educator and vulnerability advocate who fuses cinematic storytelling, poetry and unique vocal rhythms with confronting, political and heart thumping content seeking to break open closed hearts. She has performed alongside many of the greats including Kate Tempest, Ursula Rucker (who said "Candy Royalle is all at once fragile, powerful, raw, sensitive, beautiful, unflinching and honest. She, her spirit and her work, will change you"), David Malouf, Shane Koyczan, Mark Tredinnick, Sarah & Phil Kay, Rives and Anis Mojgani to name a few. A festival curator described Royalle as "an act you remember for years" and the Austin International Poetry Festival Chair stated Candy had "...changed the face of poetry in Austin, forever". Few who see her can forget her intensity, her combustible blend of intellect, imagination and heart.