Saturday, December 7, 2019

Join Bri Tyson at GoggleWorks Center for the Arts January 2nd, 2020 at 6 pm

Berks Bards welcomes Bri Tyson to join us at GoggleWorks Center for the Arts to read selected poetry. Following his reading, we'll allow ANYONE to step up to the mic and read what moves them.

When: January 2nd, 2020 at 6 pm

Where: GoggleWorks Center for the Arts

201 Washington Street Reading PA 19601

Read Bri Tyson's Bio below:

Bri Tyson is a 26 year-old poet who has been writing since her early days. Born and raised in the Keystone State, she grew up believing family and friends are the key to life. Her involvement in her community has continued to nourish her writing, however, her poetry reflects a lover's discourse. Bri is a co-host of Dear RDG, a City of Reading-based podcast which focuses on providing a spotlight on local talent and national news. She is also a member of Berks NAACP Chapter and a member of Barrio Alegria, a community development organization. And she serves on the committee for the Berks County Poet Laureate and the Berks Scholastic Poet Laureate based at Reading Area Community College. Bri is also a city ambassador for No Black Girl Left Behind (NBGLB), an organization that work to establish bonds between Black women in her community. Her writing has been published on two popular sites and Bri is a blogger for 

Below is a sample poem from our featured poet:


My Mother’s Womb

Produced a Beautiful Babygirl 

That wore ribbons around her head 

Identification for the world 

She grew

And locked her locs

Common place in her community 

Beads in her constant companion 

Until her maturity 

She grew

Straighten strands

Rounding out her education 

Heated tools and creams 

Relaxing the world’s impatience

Life is such a trial

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