E=Mc2Bodied Poetry Workshop Reading

August 23, 2020 @ 2:00 pm 4:00 pm

E=Mc2Bodied Poetry Workshop Series, August Plums features CASSANDRA LANE RICH & TYRIS WINTERS with Maria Berry, Ruth Christopher, Karen Cordova, Jessica DePue, Mia Goldman, Elizabeth Guevara, Arthur Kayzakian, Katherine Lansing and Cyrus Sephabodi.

Please RSVP to host Peggy Dobreer, adhocink@yahoo.com to secure your seat in our Zoom Room. Details for joining will be sent with the program via email the day before so be sure to RSVP at adhocink@yahoo.com so that we have your email address. (You will not be able to enter from this event page.)

CASSANDRA LANE is author of We Are Bridges (Feminist Press, 2021), winner of the Louise Meriwether Book Prize and Managing Editor of L.A. Parent. Her stories have appeared in the Everything But the Burden, Ms. Aligned, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Writers Resist, Expressing Motherhood, Fury: Women’s Lived Experiences During the Trump Era,The NYT’s “Conception” series and more. She received an M.F.A. from Antioch University LA. A Louisiana native, she calls Los Angeles, where she lives with her family, her second home.

TYRIS WINTER is an aspiring legend and self proclaimed 70s guru. With a passion for the arts, his love lies in multiple outlets, from painting, dancing, fashion, to poetry. Winter has a need to create. Tyris’ poetic presence has been depicted in the Los Angeles Times, Deadline, tell.tv, Youth To The People and even the Joshua Tree local newspaper. His work has been showcased to Barack Obama at the 2020 Hold The House event. He is the winner of numerous slam titles from L4L, to 2019 Get Lit Classic Slam champion, and most recently the 2020 Why I Rise Mental Health Poetry Competition Winner. Tyris has performed all across the U.S. from Sundance film festival to the stages at Brave New Voices. He works to display all aspects of himself in his writing as well as performances. Winter’s writing embodies self reflection, family, culture, sexuality, mental health, the economy and more. Catch Tyris starring in the film Summertime directed by Carlos Lopez Estrada, or on instagram @winterissues posting about his children/pets/stuffed animals named Giraffeca and Piggy Smalls.

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Zoom ID: 983 0323 1053, Passcode 884406

Facebook Live: facebook.com/theworldstage.org

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