This event is part of the Spring 2017 Poets & Writers Festival
Panel, Reading and Workshop on the Poetry of Protest featuring sam sax, Philly poet laureate Yolanda Wisher, Dr. Irène Mathieu and CCP’s own Michelle Myers. What are today’s poets writing about at a time when many citizens feel their lives and livelihoods are endangered by politics and inequalities in law enforcement, hiring practices, and wage parity? How have grass roots movements like Black Lives Matter reinvigorated and inspired the spoken word? How do voices get heard above the screaming matches of today’s America, and how do those voices transform pain and rage into art? Join us for a reading, a Q&A, and a book-signing. Afterwards, the poets will talk to students about craft in breakaway sessions.