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Philly Loves Poetry: August 2021

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Philly Loves Poetry
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52 Aug 2021
Moonstone Arts presents poetry and discussion with Charles S. Carr featuring current Philly Youth Laureate Cydney Brown

Cydney Brown is the Philadelphia Youth Poet Laureate and author of “Daydreaming.” She is a Senior at Abington Friends School and has written poetry since she was in 5th grade. The Philadelphia Inquirer, 6abc, Philadelphia Citizen, and Fox29 featured Brown. She loves that there are no limitations to writing. She has recited her poetry at Benjamin Franklin Hall, Lincoln University, The Ideas We Should Steal Festival and The Kelly’s Writers house. Her poetry explores the topics of social justice, self-image, love, and nature. She won first place in The National Hip Hop workshop poetry competition and loves to perform spoken word poetry. She is a Gold Award Ambassador Girl Scout who is active in improving her community. Cydney wishes to inspire people to speak their truth and share her poetry with the world.

Hosted by Charles S. Carr, Recorded August 3rd, 2021, Philly Loves Poetry consists of a panel of guest poets and artists discussing the opportunities their group or organization provides for poets in Philly and the themes that influence them.

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