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​MidDay Arts Series: Reading with Yolanda Wisher

Thu, Oct 20, 2016 | 12:30 pm

Join us for the first in a series of literary readings and arts events featuring work by Temple students, faculty, alumni, and friends. The first program features Philadelphia's poet laureate and Temple alumna, Yolanda Wisher, along with opening works by Temple students.

Yolanda Wisher is the 3rd Poet Laureate of Philadelphia. The author of Monk Eats an Afro (Hanging Loose Press, 2014), Wisher is a 2015 Pew Fellow and a 2016 Hedgebrook Writer-in-Residence. She holds an M.A in English/Creative Writing-Poetry from Temple University and a B.A. in English/Black Studies from Lafayette College. Wisher founded and directed the Germantown Poetry Festival (2006-2010) and served as Director of Art Education for the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program (2010-2015). She currently works as Chief Rhapsodist of Wherewithal for the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture.

This program is part of the Libraries' Beyond the Page public programming series.

Paley Library

Ground Floor Lecture Hall