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  • Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: Zoom

In this workshop, we will explore the spells from Ntozake Shange’s 1982 novel Sassafras, Cypress and Indigo. We will also read and discuss the automatic writing of Lucille Clifton, who called herself a “two-headed” woman and documented her spirit visitations in poetry. We’ll use these texts as guides and prompts for our own writing based in ritual that reaches beyond the seen, the living, and the ordinary.
Yolanda Wisher is a Philadelphia-based poet, singer, educator and curator, and is the author of Monk Eats an Afro (Hanging Loose Press, 2014). In 2016, she was named Poet Laureate of Philadelphia and is currently the Curator of Spoken Word and producer of the podcast Love Jawns: A Mixtape at Philadelphia Contemporary, a freestanding space for contemporary and performance art.
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Please send all inquiries to to contact organizers Kiana Murphy and Amber Rose Johnson for more information.