ONGOING ARTISTIC RESUME


AWARDS & GRANT



The 2014 PHILADELPHIA BLACK POETRY HONORS
• NBAT Artists - NATIONAL BLACK AUTHORS TOUR (2014)
• PHILLY STAKE COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD (2012)
• ART and CHANGE AWARD – Leeway Foundation (2011)
• THE FATHER PAUL & CHRISTINE WASHINGTON HEROS/HEROINE ACHEIVEMENT AWARD: Presented by The Art Sanctuary in conjunction with the Celebration of Black Writing. (2010)
• TRANSFORMATION AWARD Awarded by The Leeway Foundation celebrating women artist who create art for social change. (Fall 2006)
• ART and CHANGE AWARD Granted by The Leeway Foundation (Summer 2005)
• BOOK CORNER/Friends of the Free Library of Philadelphia - Poetry Contest (1st place - Summer 2002)
• SIGNIFICANT OTHER "Grown-up Writing Women" Painted Bride Art Center (Spring 2002)
• JUDITH STARK Creative Writing/Poetry Competition, Community College (2nd place - Spring 1998)
• SONIA SANCHEZ/AUDRE LORDE POETRY Writing Competition (1st place - Fall 1998) • WDAS Valentine's Day Poetry Contest, (1st place - Winter 1997)

ANTHOLOGIES & PUBLICATIONS


• Bma: The Sonia Sanchez Literary Review: Volume 1, 1997
• Limited Editions Literary Magazine of Community College of Philadelphia -(Spring 1998)
• The Poetry Calendar Literary Magazine - (Spring 2000)
• The Philadelphia Tribune Poets Corner -(Summer 2001)
• The Real News Publication -(Spring 2002)
• Rolling Out Urbanstyle Weekly - (Winter 2004)

• For Women - In Tribute to Nina Simone, Black Classic Press and MzWrightNow Productions. – 2012
• “More of Life’s Spices—Sistahs Still Keeping it Real!” I Nubian Images Publishing – 2013
• Legends & Legacies BMa: Sonia Sanchez Literary Review, Volume 10 (Fall 2004)
• Life Spice’s From Seasoned Sistahs,(Spring 2005)
• X Magazine: issue 8 - (Spring 2005)
• Poetry Ink: The Tenth Anniversary Anthology( Plan B Press). (Spring 2006)
• Check the Rhyme: An Anthology of Female Poets & Emcees Edited by DuEwa M. Frazier (Summer 2006)
• Mad Poets Society Anthologies,(2006/ 2008)

PAT'S BOOKS


• HEALING HER HURTS: Neshee Publication, 2005
• Aint Gonna Bite My Tongue No More, Red Lead Press, 2005
• "A Sister Speaks of..." - Instant Publisher) (September 1998)

Listen to a sample of my poetry here

ON LINE PUBLICATIONS


• APIARY Magazine: The Hive Digital Edition (2013)

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Pen Womanship On-Line Journal for Women,(Winter 2004)

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Bayhiya Woman's Magazine (Spring 2005)

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MAHOGANYBUTTERFLY.COM

• You Make it Happen-YMIB.COM

SPOKEN WORD CD"S



• Female Fire , lil Drummaboy Recording Studios, (2005)

• Life, Love & Lyrics, lil Drummaboy Recording Studios, (2011)
Click here to listen to a sample from the CD

WRITING ARTICLES and ESSAYS



• Me & Edwidge Danticat Art Sanctuary Blog – (2013)
• Everyday Hero,” Philadelphia Daily News article – (2006)
• LEGEND & LEGACIES: BMa: The Sonia Sanchez Literary Review, DeLancey Press (2004)

WORSHOPS/LECTURES/PANELS/ARTIST TALKS, ETC..



• Moonstone Poetry Series Presents MENTOR and MENTORED @ PhillyCAM Studios (2014)
• POETRY PULLS PAIN WORKSHOP – Celebration of Black Writing (Philadelphia Art Sanctuary) (2014)
• Tomorrows Girls Mentoring Program - Director (2001 – present)
• The World We See: Nature, Poetry & Me Workshops: Philadelphia Parks & Recreation in Conj. with Sister Cities (July 2012 – August 2013)
• Woodmere Art Museum Artist-at-Work Residence, May 2012 & 2013)
• Poetry Pulls Pain Senior Workshop Series, Spring Garden Senior Center ( April 2012)
• Shoemaker Charter School Poetry Workshop (March 2011 – May 2011)
• Universal Charter School Poetry Workshop ( April 2011 – June 2011)
• The Me I See Youth Poetry Workshop, Philadelphia Department of Human Services (Nov 2010-Dec 2010)
Instructor Poetry Workshop, The Philadelphia Success Fair (2010)
• Instructor Poetry Workshop and Performance, The Black Women's Arts Festival-BWAF(2010 )
• Poetry Pulls Pain Workshop, Temple University-PASCEP (2002 – 2010)
• Write to the Future Workshop, Temple University-PASCEP (2010 – 2012)
• Poetry Workshop, United Way in conj. with Women against Abuse 2007
• Instructor for the Phila. Mt. Airy Learning Tree/Poetry Writing Workshop. (Fall 2004)
• Co-Instructor, Poetry Workshop for Adults, People's Emergency Center (2002 - 2004)
• Co-Instructor, Poetry Workshop for Teens, People's Emergency Center (Summer 2002)
Panels

• WOMEN MAKE FREEDOM: a panel discussion with Art Sanctuary in partnership with Free Library of Philadelphia's One Book, One Philadelphia (2013)

RELEVANT AFFILIATIONS

• Feature in BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez: A documentary film (2013)
• Founder of In The Company of Poets Philly's First & Finest Spoken Word Ensemble (2000 – 2006)
• Executive Producer of the duo's hit stage production "ANOTHER WOMAN THANG!" (2003 & 2004)
• Co-Producer for the “From Womb to Womanhood” Conference, Temple University, October 27-29, 2006
• Member of the National Association of Women Writers (2005)
• Member of Mad Poets Society of Pennsylvania (2005)
• Advisory Board member of BMa Literary Magazine, published by Professor F.E. DeLancey (2005)
• Drexel University; charter member of the International Sonia Sanchez Society (2005)
• Advisory board of The Writer Blocks, a Philadelphia community-based arts publication (2006)
• Member of THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR POETRY THERAPY – 2005-2006
• Nomination for the Great Friend to Kids Award. 2004

POETRY VENUES HOSTED


• Co-host of a popular Philadelphia poetry venue, “Words on Water,” (2002 – 2003)
• Co-host of a popular Philadelphia poetry venue, “Vibes and Verse,” (1997 – 2001)

• Poetry performance with Philadelphia jazz musicians:

• Gerald Veasley & The Electric Mingus Project, (2003),
• The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble (2003 2005, 2007)
• The Sam Reed Quartet (2004).

SELECTED PERFORMANCES



• Kelly's Writers House W/"For Women Collective" <2014)
• Homeles Not Hopeless Fundraiser 2013
• The IDEA Performing Arts Center of Camden, April , 2013
• The Scribe Center, May 2013
• Moonstone Reading – Robins Bookstore – 2012
• S.L.A.M @ Paul Robison House – 2012
• Dell Music Center (2011)
• Black Writers Museum Poetry Marathon – 2011
• Clef Club Performance “Never Back Down” Performance – 2011
• Tribute to Sonia Sanchez @ City Hall w/Mayor Nutter – 2011
• Po’ Jazz Connection Performance @ Woodmere Art Museum – 2011
• Roses For Sonia /Performance @ Drexel University – 2011
• Universal Charter School Workshop – 2011
• Homeless Not Hopeless-Poets For Change- Performance – 2011
• West Oaklane Jazz Festival – Performance – 2011
• Nancy Wilson/Najee Show – Dell Music Center – 2011
• POET-IFY: Poetry to Edify, 2010
• Germantown Poetry Festival – 2009
• Phila. Department of Revenue Women’s History Month Celebration – 2009
• A Dream Deferred – Einstein Hospital Black History Month Program – 2008
• Strawberry Mansion MOM Mobil, Mother’s Day Celebration – 2008
• International Heritage Week @ community College – 2008
• Telling Our Own Stories – Honoring African American Authors – 2007
• Sinclair College Black Women’s Think Tank – 2007
• The National Liberty Museum (January 2007)
• Jazz for the King Event , The DuBois College House – 2007
• George Washington High School, Black History Month, Feb 2007
• Benefit for Katrina Survivors, Sponsored by The Women's Caucus for Art - 2006
• Girl Scouts PRINCESS BALL@ The Bright Hope Baptist Church - 2006
• Delaware County Peace Fair - 2006
• Poetry with a Purpose , The Greater Philadelphia Centers for Social Therapy
• & the Philadelphia Committee for Independent Culture - 2006
• Pennsylvania Hospital Black History Month Celebration – 2006
• West Oak Lane Jazz & Arts Festival, 72nd & Ogontz Ave. June 2006
• Juneteenth Unity Awards Gala, The National Constitution Center, June 2006
• Mercy Hospital of Philadelphia - Black History Luncheon - 2006
• Bickley's New Beginnings Methodist Church - 2006
• University of Pennsylvania Women's Center - 2005
• The National Liberty Museum - 2005
• Sankofa Community Empowerment: A Katrina Benefit Showcase Benefit - 2005
• AIDS Coalition of Southern New Jersey and Dooley House - 2005
• “Positive Images Program” - Sponsored by Cozen PAL - 2005
• National Black Accountants Annual Women’s Tea – 2005
• “VOCALISE” Philadelphia Clef Club, June 2006
• National Black Accountants, Annual Women’s Tea, Bellevue Park Hyatt, June 2005
• “In Pursuit of Poetry” Walt Whitman Cultural Center, Camden NJ, May 2005
• Billie & Malcolm: A Play reading featuring ITCOP, Joe’s Coffee House, May 2005
• International Heritage Week @ Community College, April 2005
• “Voices of Spoken Word” W.E.B Du Bois College House, April 2005
• PATENE TOTAL YOU TOUR, Philadelphia Convention Center, April 2005
• Poetic Madness at the Please Touch Museum, April 2005
• Movers & Shakers Awards Program, Mayor’s Chambers, March 2005
• Community College of Philadelphia, February 2005
• Opened for the cast of the HBO Series, ‘THE WIRE,” AT THE 2005 Annual Black History
• Month Film & Discussion Series, Baltimore MD & Washington DC, February 2005
• The Friends Select School, Burlington NJ, December 2006
• “Speaking Our Freedom”@ The Freedom Theater, December 2005
• Ogontz Grill Restaurant, 72nd & Ogontz Ave., September 2005
• Let’s Love Logan Community Festival, September 2004
• Wadsworth Day Community Festival, September 2005
• In Love with Lyrics, City of Phila. LOVE PARK Entertainment Series, August 2005
• Heal Thy Self Garden Party, Phila Horticultural Center, August 2004
• Mercy Hospital Juneteenth Celebration w/CHARLES FULLER, June 2004
• Galilee Baptist Church Annual Women’s Day Luncheon, June 2004
• CASST@ Philadelphia Youth Study Center, June 2004
• West Oak Lane Jazz & Arts Festival, June 2004
• Phila. Music & Fashion Showcase @ Wyndham Hotel, May 2004
• PERSPECTIVES” w/Thera Martin Connelly, WHAT 1340 FM, May 2004
• Center in the Park, Women’s History Celebration, March 2004
• SISTERS DEFINING SISTERS Conference, Temple University, March 2004
• Multicultural Festival, Lebanon Valley College, February 2004
• West Oak Lane Jazz & Arts Festival, 72nd & Ogontz Ave. June 2005
• Juneteenth Unity Awards Gala, The National Constitution Center, June 2005
• “VOCALISE” Philadelphia Clef Club, June 2005
• National Black Accountants, Annual Women’s Tea, Bellevue Park Hyatt, June 2005
• “In Pursuit of Poetry” Walt Whitman Cultural Center, Camden NJ, May 2005
• Billie & Malcolm: A Play reading featuring ITCOP, Joe’s Coffee House, May 2005
• International Heritage Week @ Community College, April 2005
• “Voices of Spoken Word” W.E.B Du Bois College House, April 2005
• PATENE TOTAL YOU TOUR, Philadelphia Convention Center, April 2005
• Poetic Madness at the Please Touch Museum, April 2005
• Movers & Shakers Awards Program, Mayor’s Chambers, March 2005
• Community College of Philadelphia, February 2005
• Opened for the cast of the HBO Series, ‘THE WIRE,” AT THE 2005 Annual Black History
• Month Film & Discussion Series, Baltimore MD & Washington DC, February 2005
• The Friends Select School, Burlington NJ, December 2004
• “Speaking Our Freedom”@ The Freedom Theater, December 2004
• Ogontz Grill Restaurant, 72nd & Ogontz Ave., September 2004
• Let’s Love Logan Community Festival, September 2004
• Wadsworth Day Community Festival, September 2004
• In Love With Lyrics, City of Phila. LOVE PARK Entertainment Series, August 2004
• Heal Thy Self Garden Party, Phila Horticultural Center, August 2004
• Mercy Hospital Juneteenth Celebration w/CHARLES FULLER, June 2004
• Galilee Baptist Church Annual Women’s Day Luncheon, June 2004
• CASST@ Philadelphia Youth Study Center, June 2004
• West Oak Lane Jazz & Arts Festival, June 2004
• Phila. Music & Fashion Showcase @ Wyndham Hotel, May 2004
• PANTENE TOTAL YOU TOUR, Phila Convention Center, May 2004
• PERSPECTIVES” w/Thera Martin Connelly, WHAT 1340 FM, May 2004
• ANOTHER WOMAN THANG! 2nd Annual Choreopeom Fundraiser, Temple Univer., April 2004
• Center in the Park, 5818 Germantown Ave., Women’s History Celebration, March 2004
• SISTERS DEFINING SISTERS Conference, Temple University, March 2004
• Multicultural Festival, Lebanon Valley College, February 2004
• Pennsylvania Hospital, 8th & Spruce St. Black History Celebration, February 2004
• Germantown Community Presbyterian Church, Black History Celebration, February 2004
• Young Friends Program @ Burlington Conference Center, February 2004
• Philadelphia University, School House Lane & Henry Ave., February 2004
• Drexel/CCHP College 15th & Vine St. February 2004
• Sinclair Community College, Dayton Ohio, Black Woman’s Think Tank, February 2004
• Woman’s Conference TEA TALK, 1st District Plaza, 3801 Market St. December 2003
• Speaking Out For Our Freedom @ Freedom Theater, December 2003
• Guardians of Our Future, Kwanzaa@Africian-American Museum, Phila, December 2004
• WYBE Channel 35 SHOW BIZ RAP, December 2003
• Blue Review Fundraiser, Philadelphia Convention Center, November 2003
• Cabrini College, Bryn Marw PA, “Club Jazzman”, November 2003
• October Gallery 18th Annual Art Expo @ Liacouras Center, November 2003
• Mahogany Paradise Productions & Champagne’s Restaurant, October 2003
• NAUW-National Association of University Women Convention, Four Seasons Hotel, October 2003
• PCAR- Pennsylvania Coalition against Rape, Valley Forge Convention Center, September 2003
• Phila Jazz & Poetry Festival, LOWE”S Hotel 12th Market, September 2003
• WHAT 1340 AM, radio, “Etches” w/host Eyele Yetunde, August 2003
• Heal Thy Self Garden Party, Fairmount Park Horticultural Center, Belmont Ave., August 2003
• SUNOCO WELCOME AMERICA! The National Convention Center, 5th & Arch St, July 2003
• OCTOBER GALLERY Internet Radio Show, June 2003
• Washington DC, Caribbean Community Festival, June 2003
• ANOTHER WOMAN THANG! Poetry Play, Produced by ITCOP, Center in the Park, April 2003
• US POST OFFICE 30th St. Station, Philadelphia PA, February 2003
• HBO’s UNCHAUNED MEMORIES, Temple University, February 2003
• AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN ON TOUR, King of Prussia Holiday Inn, October 2002
• Opened for the Legendary "LAST POETS" @ Gloria's Seafood Cafe, September 2002
• "PEACE FAIR" Lahaska, PA, September 2002
• Paul Roberson House, Fundraiser, September 2002
• 16th Annual Caribbean Festival @ Penn's Landing Festival Pier, August 2002
• WORDSTOCK! Marcus Garvey Park, Harlem NY, August 2002
• Healing & Harmony Poetry Workshops, The People's Emergency Center, August 2002
• MOONSTONE Productions @ Robins Bookstore (featured with Jeffery Lee), July 2002
• REC-THE-MIC, Poetry Workshop for Teens, PEC, July 2002
• WOW! Words on Water. Summer Poetry Series, Boat House Row, June - Sept. 2002
• Friends of the Free Library, "The Book Corner" June 2002
• AKA Sorority Jazz Brunch, Blue Bell Country Club, June 2002
• AKA Sorority Benefit, West Chester Cultural Society, June 2002
• Graterford Prison Lifer's Association, "Juneteenth Celebration," June 2002
• Turner Middle School, Workshop & Performance, May 2002
• Strawberry Mansion MOM Mobil, Mother's Day Celebration, May 2002
• The African Women's Heritage Society Poetry Extravaganza @ Belmont Mansion, May 2002
• Black Family Empowerment Forum @ The Harambee Institute, April 2002
• Art Sanctuary, Opened for "A Soldier's Story" CHARLES FULLER, April 2002
• Wagner Middle School, Workshop & Performance, April 2002
• "The Soul Shack" @ Swarthmore College, Springfield PA, April 2002
• "TENDERHEADED DIARIES" (The Play) @ Painted Bride Art Center, April 2002
• Reparations Now! @ Mother Bethel Church (w/Congressman JOHN CONYERS), March 2002
• Word Women" Board of Education Public Television, March 2002
• "African Sisterhood Conference," @ Howard University, Washington DC, March 2002
• Coatesville Cultural Society, Coatesville PA, March 2002
• Byrn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr PA, February 2002
• Hahnemann University Black History Celebration, February 2002
• The Church Farm School for Boys, Media PA, February 2002
• Point of Destination Cafe, Valentine's Show, February 2002
• Cheltenham Square Mall, Black History Month Festival, February 2002
• "Tenderheaded" Book Signing & Hair Fair," December 2001
• Arts Against Abuse Benefit, Media PA, November 2001
• "Women of Germantown" Mural Dedication, October 2001
• S.O.L.A.C.E. Domestic Abuse Awareness Benefit, Camden PA, 2001
• Philadelphia FRINGE Festival, "Poetry-N-PJs," September 20021
• "Big Ship Sailing on The Ocean II," Carnival Caribbean Cruise, September 2001
• 23rd Annual People's Festival, Vernon Park, August 2001
• "Tomorrow's Girls" 2001 Summer Camp Program, July/August 2001
• PASCEP "Roots Night" Celebration, June 2001
• Art Sanctuary "3rd Annual Artists Jam Session", June 2001
• Nnobi's Natural Nack Anniversary Celebration "Hair We Come," June 2002
• Juvenile Justice Center "Celebrating 25 Years of Service," May 2001
• Power 99's, SISTAHS! Celebration, w/Tiffany Bacon, May 2001
• Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Alumnae Chapter: African Images 2001, May 2001
• "Revitalizing the Community" Frankford Festival, May 2001
• NAMD, National Alliance of Market Developers, First District Plaza, May 2001
• Tribute to Bill "Duke" Wilson, Temple University, April 2001
• Tribute to the Community @ Champagne's Night Club, April 2001
• Kelly's Writers House, University of Pennsylvania, Poetry Workshop, April 2001
• The Power Is...Woman! Benefit Showcase, March 2001
• Multicultural Fest & Gospel Explosion, Lebanon Valley College, March 2001
• African Marketplace @ Cheltenham Mall, February 2001
• Pennsylvania Hospital Black History Month Celebration, February 2001
• Mad Poets Society at The Hunt Club Mansion, Media PA, February 2001
• Poetic Ventures@ Gloria's Cafe, February 2001
• Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, Alzheimer's Association, January 2001
• Robins Bookstore, Reading & Book Signing, January 2001
• THE BRIDGE WRTI 90.1 w/ Michael Harrison , January 2001
• Mt. Airy Learning Tree Kwanzaa Showcase, December 2000
• McGuire Air Force Base, Lyrical Lounge, December 2000
• Society Hill Playhouse, opened for jazz vocalist Sherry Wilson Butler (with Barry Sames), November 2000
• Ausar Auset Society - November 2000