Moonstone Poetry With Ewuare Osayande And Pat Mc Lean

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Moonstone Poetry With Ewuare Osayande And Pat Mc Lean

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Pat McLean, a performance poet and teaching artist who has facilitated workshops at Temple University’s Pan-African Studies Community Education Program, for the Mastery and Universal Charter Schools, The Department of Human Services, The United Way and others, she is a teaching artist with the Woodmere Art Museum and the Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation. Pat is the author of A Sister Speaks of, Ain’t Gonna Bite My Tongue No More and Healing Her Hurts and has received awards from the Sonia Sanchez/Audre Lorde Poetry Competition and the Leeway Foundation and Community College. Pat McLean’s poetry can be found in BMa: The Sonia Sanchez Literary Review, Life Spices from Seasoned Sistahs, Check the Rhyme: An Anthology of Female Poets, For Women: In Tribute to Nina Simone, APAIRY Literary Magazine and More Life Spices for Seasoned Sisters Ewuare X. Osayande is a political activist, award-winning author, cultural analyst, poet, essayist, publisher and internet radio talk show host. The Quarterly Black Review has called Osayande “one of Black America’s newest insurgent intellectuals coming to the table with enough mental firepower to be a David Walker for our time.” He is founder and chairperson of The People’s Alliance for Justice Now!, co-founder and director of POWER (People Organized Working to Eradicate Racism) and creator of ONUS Rites-of-Passage. Osayande is also founder of The Spit Fire Poetry Fest, an annual poetry festival in Camden, NJ that was initiated on the 40th anniversary of the Camden Rebellion of 1971. Osayande is creator and host of “The Resistance with Ewuare Osayande” an online talk show that champions the causes and concerns of people of color worldwide. His latest books are Whose America? and Misogyny & the Emcee: Sex, Race & Hip Hop Open Reading Follows with Aziza Zenzile Kebe Host We welcome Aziza as our new host for the third Wednesday of the month at Fergie’s Pub. She says, “Word Up Wednesday is a mid- month, mid week, poetry venue. An art and culture celebration where poetry takes center stage. A space where an eclectic mix of seasoned and newbie word weavers can come together for the purpose of sharing their craft. Anyone who has an appreciation for poetry is welcome! Come on out and get your mid-month/mid-week art and culture on!”

By: Moonstone Arts Center

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