Lance G. Newman II, was raised in Louisville, Kentucky. He is a writer, poet, host, actor, performing, visual and teaching artist. His experience is the culmination of a 16 year career performing around the country. As a playwright, he helped create plays such as the “Smoketown Poetry Opera,“ ”The Westend Poetry Opera” and “The Blood Always Returns.“ Under the name, SpreadLovEnterprise, he teaches his creative writing and public speaking curriculum in schools, community centers and service providing organizations. He co-host the largest and longest running poetry slam in Louisville; created the public art “LITS Project” on 4th st; and has been featured in newspapers, commercials and the feature film “Frathouse.” Better known as ‘Mr. SpreadLove,’ a local man of worldly talent.