“Considering the times right now, we need very much to do something,” says peace activist and Philadelphia’s first Poet Laureate Sonia Sanchez.
The list of honorees includes Joan Myers Brown of Philadanco and former CBS-3 reporter and host Trudy Haynes.
Scores of former gang leaders came together Wednesday in Northwest Philadelphia to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Imani pledge– the ceasefire promise that ended the years of gang wars that plagued the city during the 1960s and 70s.
The 64th edition of the Philadelphia Writers’ Conference is this weekend at the Holdiay Inn, 4th and Arch.
Philadelphia’s Poet Laureate and the creator of Philadelphia‘s unique Mural Arts program have joined their passions and talents for peace, using haiku poetry as the medium on murals in the inner city.
The city that holds down one end of the Walt Whitman Bridge is getting its first poet laureate.
The 9th annual First Person Festival of Memoir and Documentary Art features live performances, author readings, documentary film screenings, food events and workshops to tell interesting stories from real life.