About Us

Exit 36 will be a 3 day poetry Festival that seeks to serve the community through educational, theatrical, and literary programs. Nurture, support and showcase regional, national and international writers and poets and to honor the creative genius of our own cultural arts pioneers.

The Festival was founded by Pompano Native & Cultural Programmer Eccentrich.

Sharonda Eccentrich Richardson was born and raised in Pompano Beach Fl. She is currently ranked 14th woman poet in the world. She proudly hosts shows throughout the Broward county area, she has also performed and graced the stages of over 45 venues from Florida to California.  Eccentrich is also a playwright with a successful stage play debut April 2017. She has opened for renowned poet Asia Samson. She published her first novel in December of 2015. Eccentrich was a part of a Burn Beautiful Slam Team who finished 10th at the 2016 Southern Fried Regional Competition. She is also a part of team Dada who finished 2nd place in group finals in the nation rankings at the 2016 National Poetry Slam and recently finished 1st place in the same competition this past August.  Eccentrich has been recently honored to have a poem displayed by Button Poetry. Eccentrich is also the founder of the Free on the Inside, a poetry pipeline series, where she goes into prisons facilitating workshops and showcasing spoken word poetry, with other poets. Free on the Inside was a 2017 knight’s foundation finalist.