Montreal-born Ann Marie “amc” Collymore is a veteran independent writer, blogger and copywriter with more than 20 years of experience writing for various print and online publications in Canada and the United States. Her many years in the entertainment industry have paved a path of various achievements in the arts community in Toronto and New York City, which has led to a fruitful career in Communications.
Her copywriting company Soulafrodisiac Consulting works with small-to-medium-sized businesses providing services for proofreading, editing, ghostwriting, content writing and management, and corporate biographies. She has worked with companies and events, including but not limited to TD Bank, CFIB, CBC, Stratford Festival, How She Hustles, WritersBlok, HERstory In Black and Black Diamond Ball, and her bylines over the years have appeared in publications such as Word Magazine, Revolt TV, Centric TV/VH1 Networks, BET, Toronto Life, Today’s Parent, and ByBlacks.com.
Also known as the co-producer/creator and co-host of the popular health, beauty and natural hair event Curls, Coils & Cocktails in Toronto. Ann Marie and her partner produced an annually anticipated event and have been covered by the likes of Essence Magazine, Caribbean Vibrations TV show and other prominent outlets.
Ann Marie was the host of the popular radio show/podcast The Rhythm with AMC with DJ Sean Sax, which was syndicated on 4 American stations and 1 Canadian station. She has spoken on panels in Canada and the US, sharing her story of creativity, personal growth and perseverance in the industry. Her love for the arts reflects in her in-depth interviews, reviews and commentary on music, film and television. She never shies away from sharing her perspective on radio or paper. She looks forward to engaging with and celebrating the arts for a time to come.
Ann Marie keeps busy working on future projects and resides in Toronto with her son.