Thu, May 12

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Online Poetry Event

The Canyon Poets Feature Angela Franklin

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The Canyon Poets Feature Angela Franklin

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May 12, 7:00 PM

Online Poetry Event

About the Event

Angela M. Franklin is retired from working but not from serving. She is a poet, essayist, documentarian, and visual artist from Los Angeles, California. She holds an MFA from Antioch University in creative nonfiction writing. Social justice issues and helping others communicate their stories are among her passions. Teaching poetry to teenagers is something else she enjoys. One of her latest commitments involved working with youths in a juvenile detention center, where she volunteered during the pandemic via zoom.

Angela recently raised funds and collaborated with the director of the Anansi Writers Workshop, to conduct poetry writing workshops to help writers address sexual trauma. Our Soul wRITES: Sexual Trauma Undressed was a success and there are plans to conduct other difficult to discuss workshops on issues affecting women.

She is a fellow of the Hurston/Wright, Voices of Our Nation, The Community Literature Initiative, and is a current participant in a Cave Canem program for poets.

Her work is found in anthologies and literary journals such as The Gathering, Peregrine: Black Voices Speak, The Best of Poetry Salon, Voices of Leimert Park Redux, Cultural Weekly, Portside, Spectrum publications, and others.

She is working on a memoir and chapbook that reflect and examine the impact of violence in a Black family and neighboring community. Taking a message of healing and hope, she traveled to Rwanda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, where she documented stories of trauma and suffering. Putting feet to her faith, she traveled to a UN camp in South Sudan with others, where she delivered food, supplies, and prosthetic hands to men who had lost theirs during the war.

Angela is a California native who lives in Los Angeles.

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