Dorothy Randall  Gray

"Every word, every experience, every guiding suggestion
- it's all here!  I'm so grateful Dorothy Randall Gray 
had the patience and foresight." - Iyanla Vanzant


​Photo - view from my window as the sun sets on the San Gabriel Mountains​.

      From Brooklyn to Bombay, Iceland to India Dorothy enthralls audiences with her dramatic poetry performances, spellbinding stories and captivating humor. 

     Writers rave about her inspiring workshops, and insightful professional guidance. Nikki Giovanni, Luisah Teish, and Larry Dossey have all lauded her transformational work. 

     She has facilitated creative writing, personal development, and empowerment sessions for women's groups, incarcerated youth, homeless populations, professional writing associations, HIV positive men,  cancer survivors, university students, and business executives.

     Countless radio and TV programs, cafes, colleges and conferences have featured Dorothy's work. She has presented her dynamic workshops,

inspiring seminars and keynote speeches at spiritual, cultural business

and health establishments.

      Dorothy is author of the acclaimed bestseller, Soul Between The Lines: Freeing Your Creative Spirit Through Writing (Avon/HarperCollins.) Her other published works include Muse Blues, Woman, Creative Rituals for Daily Living, Family, The Passion Collection, A Taste of Tamarinda, and her ever popular book of poetry Sharing the Same Sky.

​      She was recently appointed Los Angeles Poet-in-Residence, and has been a contributor to the NY Times, Conditions, Personal Journaling, Heart&Soul, Drum Voices, SisterFire, HealthQuest and many other anthologies and periodicals.

      Countless radio and TV programs, cafes, colleges and conferences have featured Dorothy's work. She has presented her dynamic workshops,

inspiring seminars and keynote speeches at spiritual, cultural, business

and health establishments.

      She is a former Poet-in-Residence at Hunter College, NYU faculty member

and National Public Radio commentator. Dorothy is also an award-winning  artist, jewelry designer, certified spiritual life coach, and co-founder of Women Writers and Artists Matrix.

     For years Dorothy has been an advocate for spiritual activism, personal empowerment, transformational creativity, and global healing. To implement this passion she founded the Heartland Institute for Transformation.

     She has shared the dais with the Dalai Lama, served as a UNESCO

delegate, and supplied African schools with writing implements.

     Among the numerous venues that have enjoyed Dorothy's creative works are Columbia University, Carnegie Mellon Institute, Claremont Colleges, Huntington Women's Studies Association, the United Nations, PEN America, Nuyorican Poets Café, Center for Policy Studies, The Kitchen, International Center for Cultural Studies, Open Center, Yari Yari Pamberi, and NYC Museum of Natural History.