Poetic Notes on Citizenship – Virtual Platform
October 25, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Trapeta B. Mayson
City of Philadelphia Poet Laureate
How does one establish roots and “citizenship” in a new place? What if the new place challenges one’s identity and sense of belonging? Join poet and Liberian immigrant, Trapeta B. Mayson, as she talks about transitions, displacement, home making, and identity. Trapeta will read her poetry and share her experiences as an immigrant living in America. As Philadelphia’s current Poet Laureate, Trapeta Mayson reads her poetry widely and works extensively conducting poetry and creative writing workshops with youth and adults. Her work honors the experiences and stories of everyday people. She is a recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a Pew Fellowship and Leeway Transformation Award. She is the author of two books, She Was Once Herself and Mocha Melodies. Trapeta is a native of Liberia. She is a graduate of Temple University, Bryn Mawr Graduate of Social Work and Social Research and Villanova School of Business. Trapeta uses her art-making in partnership with others to mobilize, build community and create change.
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