1, 2011 (Thursday), 7 pm
at Musehouse: A Center for the Literary Arts
Free and open to the public.
Wisher's former student and Germantown Poetry Festival
alum Jaléssa Mungin, now a student at UPenn,
is planning to read at the event. Yolanda will lead
a mini-workshop based on the Peace is a Haiku Song
mural project Mural Arts is doing in collaboration
with Sonia Sanchez and First Person Arts. She will
engage the audience in writing peace haiku that can
be submitted for publication on the project website
is collaborating with the the Philadelphia Writers'
Conference (PWC) and Musehouse: A Center for the Literary
Arts. PWC Free Forums will be held at the Musehouse
(7924 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118) on
the first Thursday of every month, from 7:00PM - 8:30PM.
This event is free and open to the public.
the Director of Art Education for the Mural Arts Program,
Yolanda Wisher brings to her role a passion
for the arts and commitment to using creative expression
as a vehicle for building community. Born in Germantown
and raised in North Wales, Pennsylvania, Wisher received
a B.A. in English/Black Studies from Lafayette College
and a M.A. in Creative Writing/Poetry from Temple
University. In 1999, she was named the first poet
laureate of Montgomery County. Her work has been
published in the anthologies Gathering Ground, The
Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South, and The Fence
Reader. She is a Cave Canem fellow and Leeway Foundation
Art and Change Award recipient. A radio host, musician,
and former English teacher, Wisher founded the Germantown
Poetry Festival in 2006.
More information on Musehouse:
A Center for the Literary Arts can be found
online at www.musehousecenter.com