Finding Mrs. Phillis: a poet's lemonade

Sat Sep 30 2023 at 12:00 pm to 02:00 pm

Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library | Boston

Porsha Olayiwola
Publisher/HostPorsha Olayiwola
Finding Mrs. Phillis: a poet's lemonade
Writing workshop inspired by the life and work of Mrs Phillis Wheatley- Peters
About this Event

Finding Mrs. Phillis: a poet’s lemonade:

- - Poet Phillis Wheatley Peters survived and was published while enslaved. How did she do it? By making friendships - the sweetest cup of lemonade within her sour situation! We will discuss poems and letters she shared with folks/ you will get prompts and write poems based on the theme. - - lunch n lemonade will be served.

This workshop will be lead by Toni Bee. Toni Bee is a poet, educator, and photographer raised in Boston, MA, educated in Roxbury. She was elected Poet Populist of Cambridge - the first woman to grace that position. Toni is also the Inaugural Cambridge Poetry Ambassador and was a teaching artist and storyteller at The Wang Theatre

Bee raised her daughter while receiving her BA from Simmons University and self-published her first poetry book 22 Again. She' been published in Boog City and local literary journals and is served on the Board of The New England Poetry Club. This poet has featured at: The Lizard Lounge, The Cantab (Boston Poetry Slam), The New England Poetry Club, The Boston National Poetry Month Festival, The Menino Art Center, Stone Soup, The Boston Poetry Marathon, and with Voices of Poetry at The Cambridge Public Library. Mrs. Bee has been a panelist at The Massachusetts Poetry Festival, and the group gave Toni 'her flowers' in 2021. She has been granted The Woman of Distinction award by YWCA Cambridge.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library, 149 Dudley Street, Boston, United States


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