The Women’s Writers & Spoken Work Series Presents

Trapeta Mayson & Betsy Self

TRAPETA MAYSON earned a B.A. from Temple University, Philadelphia and an M.S.S. from Bryn Mawr College, Pa. Her work has been published in the Panoramic Poetry Journal, Defiance Literary Journal, Aura - University of Alabama Literary Journal, and Drumvoices 2000 Poetry Anthology. She has been an artist-in-residence at the Art Sanctuary in Philadelphia and Callaloo Writer's Workshop at the University of Virginia, among others. She has led poetry workshops at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Franklin Institute, and the Germantown Women's Center in Philadelphia. In 1999, Mayson received a fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and one from PEW in 2002.

BETSY SELF is a writer and teacher. Born in South Korea and adopted by a Caucasian family in the mid '70s, she is writing a memoir about adoption and identity. She is earning her MFA in Creative Writing and has taught creative writing workshops in the Philadelphia public schools, Asian Arts Initiative, Mt. Airy Learning Tree and Pan African Studies Community Education Program at Temple University.In February 2003, Self will be teaching a creative writing workshop at the Mt. Airy Learning Tree for those touched by adoption.

The Women's Writing and Spoken Word Series is for people who practice and/or appreciate the craft of writing. Readings feature accomplished and burgeoning writers of varied genres (poetry, short stories, novels, mysteries, creative non-fiction/memoir, performance art, playwriting, humor, critique, erotica, song lyrics, etc.). Q&A and co-ed open reading to follow.

Female artists of any genre (and on any level of "accomplishment") are encouraged to send brief samples of their writing, along with a 30-word bio
to: FYB Productions
or call:(215) 574-2129 for submission
guidelines or more information.
fyb production website
Conceived, curated, and hosted by Cassendre Xavier, Q&A and co-ed open reading to follow

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