The Hurston/Wright Foundation is offering a ‘Summers Writers Week’ from August 3rd-9th. The purpose of the workshop is to help writers create new ideas, hone their skillsets, and return to unfinished work. Workshops in Fiction, Non-Fiction and Poetry will be facilitated by Nicole Dennis-Benn, Elizabeth Nunez, Hanif Abdurraqib, W. Ralph Eubanks. Click here to apply to participate.
PGAHC welcomes seniors (50+) to join Prince George’s County Poet Laureate, Sistah Joy for an afternoon open mic and poetry reading. Enjoy special performances by Dinahsta Thomas a.k.a. Ms. Kiane, Leilani Clendenin, Christine Jenkins, Djembe Drummer Doc Powell, Terry Tabor and the Poet Laureate.
The event will take place at the Laurel/Beltsville Senior Activity Center located at 7120 Contee Road in Laurel, MD.
Please note that this is a free event for Seniors (50+)
“The Summer Institute is a new immersive two-week creative writing and cultural exchange program held in Iowa City, Iowa, U.S., a UNESCO City of Literature, for participants age 18-22 from Pakistan, India, and the U.S. Students from all disciplines – the arts, humanities, sciences, and everything in between – are welcome to apply!
This program is free for selected participants, and will focus on creative writing and the power of narrative. The Summer Institute’s innovative, inclusive, cross-cultural approach will empower future thought-leaders and help forge new lines of understanding, promote social justice, and foreground diversity, empathy, and community. Participants will come to see writing as a form of action – a personally-empowering skill that can be employed for social change.
The Summer Institute is supported by the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad.”
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The Hurston/Wright Foundation is offering a ‘Weekend Writers Workshop’ on June 22nd and 23rd. The purpose of the workshop is to help writers create new ideas, hone their skillsets, and return to unfinished work. Workshops in Fiction, Non-Fiction and Poetry will be facilitated by Morowa Yeji, Jericho Brown, and Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts. Click here to apply to participate.
Join the Prince George’s County Poet Laureate, Sistah Joy, at the Upper Marlboro Branch Library on Sat. June 15th from 1pm-3pm for an afternoon of poetry and a celebration of the Summer! No RSVP needed.
Please join Prince George’s County Poet Laureate Sistah Joy for the National Poetry Month Celebration: "STEEL PANS & POETRY". The event will take place from 7pm-9pm at the Metropolitan Event Center located at 9109 Piscataway Road in Clinton, MD.
In addition to the Poet Laureate, featured poets will include Youth Poetry Ambassador Nala Washington, Kim Richardson Bey, Baba Ras D, and Horris Lashley. Francis Richard will be the featured vocalist. During the event, visual artists will create live art. Other featured performers include musicians Josanne Francis & CAFE (Cultural Academy For Excellence) Steel Pan Orchestra.
Please join the Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts (CAAPA) for an evening of delicious food, classical music performed by soprano Pamela Simonson, tenor Keith Craig, and violinist Alex Strachan; paintings by local artist Elaina Wells; and poetry featuring Prince George’s County Poet Laureate Sistah Joy.
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The Office of the Prince George's County Poet Laureate is pleased to invite you to the 3rd Poet Laureate Reading Series activity in celebration of Women's History Month. The Honorable Dorothy F. Bailey, former County Council Chair will bring greetings. This month's event will feature poetry by Prince George's County's own Dyone Mitchell, Youth Poetry Ambassador Kaliyah Greene, and Djembe drummer Doc Powell who will accompany Prince George's County Poet Laureate Sistah Joy. Soprano Karen Wiggs-Wilbanks will provide music and The Taratibu Youth Association will offer a special dance presentation. An open-mic session will follow the featured performances.
Check out the Poetry Poster Project & Art Exhibition taking place at the Huntington Community Center! The exhibit will run from March 1st to April 30th and will feature poems and the artwork of Diane Wilbon Parks, Caryl Henry Alexander & Larry Jones.