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6PM ALL AGES CPG Presents: Kellie Richardson
12/12/2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cascadia Poetry Group Presents:
Kellie Richardson is poet and innovative voice born and raised in Tacoma, Washington. Appointed Tacoma’s Poet Laureate in 2017, her work explores the intersection of race, class, and gender with specific emphasis on themes of love, loss and longing. She employs both classical poetic forms as well as contemporary mediums such as spoken word. In addition to publishing original work, Kellie created the blog, Brown Betty, in 2012. Brown Betty exists to provide armor and inspiration for real life; a place where commerce and community intersect to cultivate healing in the Black community. Kellie recently published her first collection of poetry, “What Us Is,” on Amazon, and is working on an exhibit of mixed media collage that examines the complexities of the Black American experience, including feminism, faith, sexuality and mental illness. Kellie is a proud resident of the Hilltop neighborhood in Tacoma, where she lives with her wife and two kids.