CANCELLED – MPS: TBD & Kimmika Williams

Tuesday, December 14, 7pm – Poetry

Moonstone Poetry Series Presents

Bob Holman TBD & Kimmika Williams

Bob Holman

Dr. Kimmika Williams-Witherspoon, Ph.D in author of more then ten book of poetry and prose and teaches a Poetry as Performance course at Temple University. She holds her Ph.D in Anthropology, Anthropology, MFA in Theater, Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies, B.A. in Journalism; is an Assistant Professor in the Theater Department at Temple University. A 2001 Independence Foundation Theater Communications Group Grant, the 2000 winner of the PEW Charitable Trust $50,000 fellowship in scriptwriting, and the 1999, winner of the DaimlerChrysler “Spirit of the Word” National Poetry Competition (Seattle) at the Unity’99 Conference, Kimmika Williams has also been the recipient of a host of awards and honors, including: the DaimlerChrysler Regional Poetry Contest (Philadelphia), the 1996, Lila Wallace Creative Arts Fellowship with the American Antiquarian Society and a two-time returning playwright with the Minneapolis Playwrights’ Center and Pew Charitable Trusts Playwrights Exchange. Williams was, at one time, Arts Producer for public radio, WXPN-88.5, reporter and columnist with the Philadelphia Tribune and television editor for the Chicago-based “Maceba Affairs Media Review Magazine. As a journalist, Williams’ articles and essays have appeared in the “Hammer” Journal,”Dialogue”, the Philadelphia REAL NEWS, POETS & WRITERS Magazine, THE OTHER SIDE, the New York GUARDIAN NEWSWEEKLY, the DAILY MUSE, BLACK AMERICA MAGAZINE, PHILLY BEAT, HIGH PERFORMANCE MAGAZINE and the PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS. In 1986, she was commended for outstanding journalism by the Philadelphia Veterans Administration. Her stage credits include, “From Brillo Pads To Feminine Pads: Raw Abrasives”, “A Product of Pop Culture and Pissed”, “Nappy Truth”, “Common Folk”, “A CHAINED FOOT STUMBLING ON A NEW WORLD”, “GUMBO”, “WE THE PEOPLE”,”IZZY”,”THE BLACK DIAMOND” and “WHERE WERE YOU IN ’65”. Kimmika’s POETRY/PERFORMANCE Venues include: · Clef Club (February 2000) · Painted Bride ((February 2000) · Detroit Yacht Club (February 2000) · Gloria’s Café (February 2000) · Unity ‘99 (Seattle, August 1999) · New York DaimlerChrysler (December 1999) · Poet’s Den (February 1999) · Robins Bookstore (April 1999) · Girard College, Haverford Elementary School, Maner Junior College, Barns & Noble Bryn Mawr, Bread of Life Bookstore, West Philadelphia Regional Library, Poetry in the Park, Penn’s Landing (1998—1997), WarmDaddy’s Po’Jazz Series, Community Education Center, The Mayor’s Conference on Women, Graterford Prison, The Black Family Reunion (Philadelphia & Washington D.C.), Philadelphia Black Writers Conference, North Carolina A&T, Swarthmore College

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2 Comments » for CANCELLED – MPS: TBD & Kimmika Williams
  1. Darlene says:

    Is the entire event cancelled tonight or just Bob Holman?

  2. nebadon says:

    The entire event is cancelled.