Sep 27, 2017 | 6:00pm–8:00pm EDT Past Event

Monument to the Philadelphia Poet

A monumental project deserves a monumental performance, and Philadelphia’s poetry scene does not disappoint. Local writers Yolanda Wisher, Lillian Dunn, Raquel Salas Rivera, and Nicole Steinberg have selected a host of Philadelphia-based poets for this one-night-only monument in verse, hosted by Mike Days of the Philadelphia Media Network. Before the event, visit Emeka Ogboh’s Logan Squared sound installation, on view this night from 4–9 p.m. on the Skyline Terrace at the Parkway Central Library. Grab drinks before, during, and after the reading with Parks on Tap, open in Shakespeare Park from 5–9 p.m.

Lillian Dunn
Lamont Steptoe
Kirwyn Sutherland
Lex Tucker (PYPM)
Jayda Hepburn (PYPM)

Yolanda Wisher
Kai Davis
Trapeta Mayson
Michelle Myers

Raquel Salas Rivera
p.e. garcia
Gabriel Ojeda-Sague
Ashley Davis

Nicole Steinberg
Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela
Rachel Milligan

This event is free and open to the public. Monument to the Philadelphia Poet is co-hosted by the Free Library of Philadelphia, and sponsored by the Philadelphia Media Network.