Institute of Contemporary Art
118 S. 36th St. Philadelphia, PA 19104
#PoetsforPuertoRico – benefit reading for hurricane relief.
Poets & community gather to raise funds & raise consciousness about the devastation in Puerto Rico–both the natural disaster & the political one.
Sunday, Dec 10th
Doors: 2:30PM. Program 3-5PM. Reception to follow.
ICA (118 S. 36th St, Philadelphia, PA)
Hosted by: Denice Frohman & Yolanda Wisher
*Cash/credit card accepted at door + raffle.
Poets: Raquel Salas Rivera, Yesenia Montilla, Cynthia Dewi Oka, Nikki Lopez, Frank Sherlock, Noel Quiñones, Malcolm Friend, Kirwyn Sutherland, Cindy Arrieu-King, Soledad Alfaro, Iréne Mathieu, Venessa Marco, Sham E-Ali Nayeem, Gabriel Ramirez, Selina Carrera, Husnaa Hashim, Kai Davis, Hiram Rivera (organizer) & more.
Partners: Free Library of Philadelphia, GALAEI, Penn Creative Writing Program, Afrotaino Productions, Writers Resist Philadelphia, Philadelphia Contemporary, Thread Makes Blanket Press, Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing, Painted Bride Quarterly, Scoundrel Time, Historic Germantown, New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia, Asian Arts Initiative, Institute of Contemporary Art (venue partner).
Proceeds: benefit Puerto Rican farmers to rebuild the land (El Departamento de la Comida). Urban Creators will send a brigade from Philly to deliver supplies & work on first five farms.
Flyer coming soon.
Thank you Willie Perdomo for hosting the NYC event & blessing this one.