Monday, January 17, 7pm – $5 Cover – Multi-Genre
The Women’s Writing & Spoken Word Series Presents
Debra Powell-Wright & Anne-Adele Wight
Debra began her artistic journey with In The Company of Poets, a female spoken word ensemble based in Philadelphia, where she is known as the Wisdom Poet. An award-winning poet published in numerous journals, Debra is the second-place recipient of the Sonia Sanchez/Audre Lorde Poetry Writing Competition. She has served as a coordinator for Art Sanctuary’s Celebration of Black Writing in 2009 and 2010, and recently participated on the First Person Arts Sonia Sanchez Tribute Committee. Additionally, Debra has performed her poetry with Nagohead, a singer/songwriter group founded by her husband. Her essay, “Four Women—For Women: Black Women All Grown Up” is featured in the anthology, Imagining the Black Female Body, by Dr. Carol E. Henderson.
The Series provides a nurturing environment that celebrates women in the craft of multi-genre writing, at all levels of accomplishment, from diverse backgrounds, and always including a mixed-gender Open Mic. Ongoing Submissions/Info: www.WomensWritingSeries.org, or send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Women’s Writing Series, POB 30204, Philadelphia , PA 19103-8204 .