TEDtalk is here!

Mar 19, 2022

It is time to Love into this TEDtalk.

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Spread the Good Stuff podcast w/ Bronkar Lee

Mar 2, 2022

Check out Episode 5 of the Spread the Good Stuff podcast  with Bronkar Lee. Episode 5 features a conversation with William Forchion. 

Billosophy Coaching Speaking

FB Live

Jun 24, 2021

Billosophy Dreamcatcher Coaching

Ubuntu Healing Circle

May 28, 2021

Thursday June 3, 2021 @ 7 pm (EST)
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A new Podcast interview is out!

Mar 8, 2021

Listen to "Ridiculous S04E05 - William Forchion - Clown, Poet, and Film Maker" on Spreaker.

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Black History is now! a poetic celebration

Feb 16, 2021

Friday February 19, 2021 @ 7:30 pm (EST)
An Encore presentation of Black History is now! a poetic celebration will be performed by William Forchion. The presentation is of original works of poetry inspired by events of 2020.

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Here we are

Oct 15, 2020

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Invest in Independent Art and Artists

Oct 9, 2020

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New live streams popping up on FB and IG

Oct 6, 2020

Using failure as a learning tool.

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Allies podcast featuring William Forchion

Aug 10, 2020

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Too much to live for

Jun 20, 2020

Too much to live for

If you find my lifeless body hanging from a tree,

Know that I have too much to live for,

I am not a fruit that easily grows on trees,

Yet too many trees have fruit that looks like me,

and too many Mamas sobbing hard on their knees,

Knowing that their baby had so much to live for,

Jemima is not my aunt,

Ben is not my uncle,

If you are too busy fighting to keep your belly full

That you have no time to fight to keep my lungs full

I have to let you go 

because I have too much to live for,

There is nothing about my blackness that I need to hide,

So you best believe if I’m hanging it was not suicide,

So hear what I’m saying

cause I say it with pride

I have too much to live for.

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it ain't safe yet (a poem for Juneteenth 2020)

Jun 19, 2020

Step inside,

There is work to be done,

Step inside,

I said there is work to be done,

How black are you?

Blue black? True black?

And how do you know?

When you speak what words fall out?

And how hard do you have work to lay out the words the world can hear?

Are you ready to defend your blackness?

Cause you gonna have to.

There is no pass, never was one unless you can pass for not being one.

Step inside

Your soul ain’t ready yet.

Your heart is too tender and would make a tasty tar-tar

Your line is not strong enough for you to balance upon as you try to rise above

To hold up, to bring up,

 the ones you love.

Your mind is too small it needs to become a universe

Only then will you truly have a place that is safe.

Step inside

Grow yourself, not your ego

so immense your body can not contain you

Grow your roots

So deep that nothing of this world could possibly unearth you

That no one word,

That no one paragraph

That no one document 

Could ever knock you off your center

Grow your mind

That your wisdom show without the utterance of a word

That your knowledge is attached to every planet of existence

That you know there is no longer anything worth fighting for

That you know the winner of the war still has enemies

That you know peace

That you know peace

That you know….. peace

Then and only then will it be safe to step outside.

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New Entry

Jun 1, 2020


May 26, 2020

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May 25, 2020

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Soul Full Sunday 5/24

May 24, 2020

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Tell your story and color it too.

May 23, 2020

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Loving What Is

May 22, 2020

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May 20, 2020

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May 18, 2020

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Soul Full Sunday 5/17

May 17, 2020

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The Comfort zone

May 16, 2020

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Facing Fear

May 14, 2020

Overcoming our obstacles.

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May 13, 2020

For the duration of the "shelter in place" order William Forchion will be going "live" on social media every day at 4:30p (EST) to share Billosophy, meditation and poetry.

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May 12, 2020

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May 11, 2020

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Soul Full Sunday 5/10

May 10, 2020

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Uncage the Rage

May 8, 2020

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May 7, 2020

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May 6, 2020

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Happy Depression

May 5, 2020

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Nothing happened

May 4, 2020

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Soul Full Sunday 5/3

May 3, 2020

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Good Grief

May 2, 2020

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First of May

May 1, 2020

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Apr 30, 2020

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Apr 29, 2020

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Apr 28, 2020

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Soul Full Sunday 4/26

Apr 26, 2020

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Apr 24, 2020

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Sacred & New

Apr 23, 2020

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Expect the unexpected

Apr 21, 2020

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Stepping forward with purpose

Apr 20, 2020

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Soul Full Sunday

Apr 19, 2020

Nourishment for the soul.

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Poetry Friday

Apr 17, 2020

Dream into life.

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Meditation # 6

Apr 10, 2020


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Apr 9, 2020

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Meditation #5 Affirmation

Apr 9, 2020

I relax and cast aside all mental burdens allowing love, peace and wisdom to flow through me.

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Meditation #3

Apr 8, 2020

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Medtitation #4

Apr 8, 2020

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Meditation #2 Focus/Unfocus

Apr 6, 2020

I am posting regular meditation sessions on FaceBook. Check them out.


Hope in the face of Covid 19

Mar 30, 2020

February 11, 2019 @ 7pm

Jan 29, 2019

On February 11, 2019 at 7pm, William Forchion will read from his works of poetry at the Brooks Memorial Library in Brattleboro, VT. William will read from his latest project #ApoemAday as well as Sacred & Sacrosanct, his first book of poetry. For more information contact Brooks Memorial Library or call  (802) 254-5290

a place for philosophy in art

Nov 10, 2018

Check out this wonderful piece on William Forchion.  https://www.theatreartlife.com/circus/billosophy-philosophy-artist-best-tool/?fbclid=IwAR2eyZQ2JfsAhtPqBpVNs5vuaIdH6lMNkj4e5KBIIQVIUXhZctD0hlNAr9I

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New episode of Bilosophy

Nov 3, 2018

Check out the latest installment of Billosophy on theearspoon.com The episode takes a look into Grief and the grieving process. Give it a listen.

Forchion to speak at Set Your Tone Summit Oct 6, 2018

Oct 1, 2018

William Forchion will join a host of other Motivational speakers at the Set Your Tone Summit in Atlanta, GA. The Set Your Tone Summit will take place October 6, 2018 at City of Light 3125 Presidential Way, Atlanta, GA. To get more information or to purchase tickets click HERE.

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Give this a listen

Jul 17, 2018

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Billosophy on the Earspoon and SoundCloud

Jul 16, 2018

Give a listen. Make a difference. You can now listen (or download) the Billosophy Podcast by going to TheEarspoon (dot) com or by searching up Billosophyvt on soundcloud (dot) com or through the soundcloud app. New episodes will be popping up weekly and don't forget to leave comments.

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The Billosophy podcast is live on the Earspoon

Jun 23, 2018

The inaugural Billosophy podcast is now live at www.theearspoon.com. William Forchion has ventured into the venue of podcasting with his Billosophy podcast. Episode 1 is "Trailblazing" a trip into the thinking of trailblazers and innovators. The podcast can also be found on the soundcloud app. New episodes will be uploaded regularly. click HERE to listen now.

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A poem a day

Jun 13, 2018

A poem a day continues. Get your daily dose of Billosophy on Twitter and Facebook as William Forchion is posting a poem a day (at least) on Twitter @actorbat, The twitter feed is also posted on facebook if you don't tweet. A poem a day is a continuation of a writing project begun in April during National Poetry Month. William will continue writing a poem a day (at least) until the spirit moves him to stop and start something else.

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Springtime Soulsong

Apr 16, 2018

Springtime Soulsong
Enjoy an evening of readings, storytelling and music with William Forchion and Kali Quinn at The Clark Street Center for Culture, Politics and Art 89 Clark Street, Brattleboro, VT on Thursday April 19, at 7:00 pm. William will be reading from Sacred & Sacrosanct: a collection of poems, his most recent book. Kali will share stories from her book Compassionate Creativity. Admission is by donation. call 802-254-8513 for more info.

William Forchion featured in PoemCity Festival

Apr 1, 2018

William Forchion's poem "Wind" will be featured in Montpelier, VT's PoemCity Festival. The festival features the works of Vermont poets on display throughout the capital. "Wind" will be on display in the Kellog - Hubbard Library. The festival runs for the month of April in celebration of  national poetry month. For more information check out: http://www.kellogghubbard.org/poemcity-2018

William Forchion to moderate Art Talk in Brattleboro March 22nd

Mar 18, 2018

William Forchion will moderate the first in a series of Art talks presented by the Arts Council of Windham County. The event will take place March 22, 6pm at 118 Elliot Street, Brattleboro, VT. The series, titled, "Nourishing the Inner Artist: Conversations about Art, Creativity and the Imagination" will provide a space for participants and presenting artists to explore three areas: The ways in which creativity can be nurtured; what it means to "feed" the inner artist; and how one's own creative work contributes to the community and world at large. In addition to Mr. Forchion,  artists in this conversation will includeInes Zeller Bass (puppeteer) and Marta Bernbaum (glass artist). For more information contact Shanta Lee Gander shantavns@gmail.com or 802-275-8152 or check out www.facebook.com/artscouncilofwindhamcounty

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Special Event in Hammonton, NJ Feb 23rd

Feb 5, 2018

Bill will be presenting a special event at Casiano Coffee Bar and Sweetery, 212 Bellevue Ave. Hammonton, NJ on Feb 23, 3pm - 6pm. Bill will mix up his unique storytelling with readings from his books. His books will be available to purchase and have signed. For more information about the event contact Linda Cashan at 609-561-2600, info@cascianocoffee.com

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U.S. - Turkmenistan cultural exchange stage 2

Dec 6, 2017

November 11 through November 20 saw Bill Forchion, Sara Deull, and Keith Kaplin take part in Stage 2 of the U.S. State Departments Cultural Exchange in the Arts (Circus) to Turkmenistan. The three circus experts facilitated workshops in Physical theater, Aerials, Juggling, Balance skills and Acrobatics at the Turkmenistan Institute of Culture, Circus Department and Turkmenistan State Circus. The three also gave presentations at the U.S. Embassy American Corners in Dashoguz, Turkmenabad and Mary. Forchion, Deull, and Kaplin made presentations at Specialized Art schools in Turkmenabad and Dashoguz and were honored with performances by Students and Professors of the schools. Stage 1 of the U.S. - Turkmenistan Cultural Exchange took place May 28 - June 6, 2017 and included Bill Forchion, Sara Deull and Billy Higgins. Link to the U.S. Embassy page.

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AcroLab @ Show Circus Studio Easthampton, MA Nov. 5

Nov 1, 2017

Bill Forchion will be returning to Show Circus Studio in Easthampton, MA Sunday November 5, 2017 1pm - 4pm. Bill will be leading his "Re-thinking Partner Acro" workshop. The workshop changes the age old way of working with flyer and bases while also demystifying Partner Acrobatic technical flow. For more information: www.showcircusstudio.com

Feed the Spirit November 4, 2017

Nov 1, 2017

Bill Forchion along with the Nimble Arts troupe will add flare to the benefit at the Amherst Survival Center on Saturday November 4, 2017. Members of the Vermont based Nimble Arts troupe will liven the day and perform a show for the fundraiser. For more information: www.amherstsurvival.org

Billosophy performance @ Hanover Fallfest Sept. 29

Sep 21, 2017

Billosophy performance @ Hanover Fallfest Sept. 29
Bill will be performing his one man kids show, Billosophy: for kids at the Hanover Fallfest, Hanover, NH on Friday Sept. 29, 2017 4pm. The performance will take place at the Storrs Pond Recreation Area in Hanover, NH.

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Performances in New London, CT Aug. 6

Aug 3, 2017

Performances in New London, CT Aug. 6
Bill Forchion will once again bring out his "Awkward Bill" alter-ego for 2 performances in New London, CT Sunday, August 6, 2017. The performances are part of New London's annual summer events and this year they will once again host performances by the Nimble Arts troupe.

Nimble Arts Circus, 4 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Parade Plaza, bottom of State Street, New London; free; also, juggling workshop at 2 p.m.; workshop is $15, and people can sign up on brownpapertickets.com or (860) 557-2501; (860) 443-3786.

Circus-palooza at Shelburne Museum, July 16

Jul 10, 2017

Circus-palooza at Shelburne Museum, July 16
Bill Forchion will once again join Wunderle's Big Top Adventures to perform at the Shelburne Museum's Circus-palooza on Sunday July 16th. Bill will be Clown/MC with his clown apprentice Quin Forchion at his side. Bill and Quin will guide the circus merriment hosted by the Shelburne Museum. For more information check out https://shelburnemuseum.org/event/circus-palooza
It is bound to be great fun for the whole family.


Jun 30, 2017

Another "Billosophy minute". There is a time to remember and a time to forget.

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Ashgabat Adventure

Jun 5, 2017

Ashgabat Adventure
Our epic week in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan has come to an end. We said "See you down the road" to Sara yesterday after our only rest day. We did manage a few tourist type things on our rest day including a trip to the Altyn Asyr bazzaar (an enormous market on the outskirts of Ashgabat), lunch in a yurt with a drink of fermented camels milk, a visit to a museum of Turkmen history and exploration of the ruins of Nissa.
    Billy and I facilitated our final workshop of phase 1 at the Institute of Culture this morning (Monday June 5). The students and staff eagerly took in what we had to offer and asked for more. The Artistic Director of the Circus Dept. has not been shy in asking that we return for no less than a month next time.  We then performed in a special Circus presentation at the Turkmen State Circus, which included introductions by the Minister of Culture and U.S. Ambassador to Turkmenistan, Allan Mustard. After the performance the Director of the Turkmen State Circus also asked that we return to work with his performers. He stated that the work we did was already evident in the ring. We finished our day with a U.S. Embassy social network 'live chat' via Line app.
    Our circus cultural exchange to Turkmenistan has been a truly amazing journey. I have seen a part of the world I had not imagined. I have been introduced to a culture I was only vaguely aware of. I met people that changed my life. And I did manage to take a few photos and some video footage. I will put together a presentation about this adventure to share with all who are interested. This adventure was far too amazing not to share.

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Performances on the Lawn on D in Boston May 13

May 11, 2017

Performances on the Lawn on D in Boston May 13
Awkward Bill (Bill Forchion) will be the Ringmaster for two performances Saturday May 13, 2017  2pm & 4pm at the Lawn on D in Boston, MA. The circus fun performances will include a cast of acrobats and jugglers from Vermont's Nimble Arts troupe. It destined to be good fun on the Lawn on D.

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Billosophy performance in Atlanta April 29

Apr 28, 2017

Billosophy: life ~ circus ~ death will have one performance at the D'Air project in Atlanta, GA. D'air is located at 575 Boulevard SE, Atlanta, GA. There will be one performance only Saturday, April 29 at 7pm. Go to www.dairproject.org to get more information or call 404-622-DAIR

Bill Forchion to facilitate 2 workshops April 23 at NECCA

Mar 10, 2017

Bill Forchion will facilitate two workshops at the New England Center for Circus Arts (NECCA) spring workshop weekend Sunday, April 23, 2017. The first workshop: "Mask making 101: Face Casting" will have Bill paired with Kali Quinn to pass on the skill and technique of making a face cast for use in the mask making process. Students will leave the workshop with the face casts they have made. For the second workshop Bill will be teaming up with Billy Higgins for "Creating space for creative genius". Creating space for creative genius is a workshop designed to access new ways to tap into the creative genius in all of us. Workshop participants will leave with practical tools and technique for the creative process. Refining and attuning our ability to create with genius is a trainable skill set, moving the seeds of creative work that makes an impact from lucky phenomenon into regular practice. For more information on the workshops check out the NECCA website.

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Bill to perform at Atlas Intersections Festival March 4

Feb 1, 2017

Bill Forchion will perform in the Zip Zap Circus benefit March 4, 2017 as a part of the Atlas Intersections Festival. Bill as Clown / Philosopher, will provide a thread tying together the benefit performance. For more information on the performance and ticketing check out the Atlas Intersections Festival web page.

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Naughty Parents Cabaret - Montreal

Feb 1, 2017

Naughty Parents Cabaret - Bill Forchion from Le Radiant - Krin Haglund on Vimeo.

if you are not aware of what I do. Take a look. I am a gem with many facets, this is just one. Enjoy.

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Billosophy now available at Amazon.com

Dec 7, 2016

Billosophy: meditations on GOD, movement and miracles written by Bill Forchion is now available at Amazon.com. Actor, Clown, Director, Stuntman, Acrobat, Lifeguard, Reiki master, Minister, award winning Filmmaker, Father, Husband, Brother, Son are only a few of the accomplishments Bill Forchion has attained in his lifetime. This book is a collection of the stories of a life lived fully and the impact those moments have made. With stories of putting on his first pair of glasses to discovering deep love to accompanying a friend to the end of her life Bill shares a unique wisdom about what it means to live. Some may call these stories from the heart yet within each reader will experience words from the soul.  Billosophy a memoir routed in deep thought is Bill's first book. Get your copy now.

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Billosophy performance Nov 11 & Nov 12

Nov 4, 2016

Billosophy; Life ~ Circus ~ Death will be presented in the Art Barn at Hilltop Montessori School, 99 Stafford Farm Hill, Brattleboro, VT Nov. 11 @ 8pm and Nov 12 @ 8pm. Billosophy is a one man storytelling, clowning, mime piece of absurdity that is guaranteed to make you feel. Billosophy premiered in September 2016 at the Philadephia Fringe Festival where it received a 4 star review from Tim Dunleavy of DC Metro Theater Arts. Tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com or at the door.

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Billosophy @ the Philly Fringe Fest Sept. 15 - 24, 2016

Sep 9, 2016

Billosophy: Life ~ Circus ~ Death, a one man show performed by Bill Forchion will make its world premiere at the 2016 Phila Fringe Festival. The show, a unique physical theater experience is an intimate conversation about life and death and things in between, namely circus. For the past two and half decades Mr. Forchion has performed international with the likes of Cirque du Soleil, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, The Big Apple Circus Clown Care unit and Vermont’s Nimble Arts Troupe. Bill has also been a stuntman for motion pictures and television. Billosophy is Bill’s first solo creation. The show was Directed by Vermont author and director Peter Gould one half of the clown theater team of Gould and Stearns. As Mr. Forchion says about his new show: “you may laugh, you may cry but you are guaranteed to feel” during this show. The show will be presented at the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts, 5900 Greene Street, Phila, PA. tel. 215-849-1991, Performances will be Sept 15, 16, 17, 18 and Sept. 23, 24.
For Showtimes check: www.fringearts.com/event/billosphy-life-circus-death