Members' View with Charles Coe: Remembering Phillis

NOV 4, 6PM

Old South Meeting House

Please note this event is being offered as a benefit for Revolutionary Spaces members, who will receive a special registration link by email. Not yet a member?

We ask that all attendees wear a mask inside the building when not eating or drinking.

Revolutionary Spaces Members are invited to join poet and RSI Board Member, Charles Coe, for an evening of poetry, film, and discussion to celebrate Phillis Wheatley Peters—a literary prodigy and enslaved girl in 18th century Boston who became the first African American woman to publish a book of poetry.

As a writer and artist himself, Charles will reflect on the influence Phillis Wheatley Peters continues to have on poetry today. He will be reading poems of his own chosen for the evening, including one written for the occasion and dedicated to Phillis. After the poetry talk and reading, Charles has selected short films from Imagining the Age of Phillis to share. Revolutionary Spaces Interpretation Manager, Sharon Kong-Perring will lead a discussion following the screening.

Doors open at 5:30 PM.

More about Imagining the Age of Phillis and the artists involved. →

About Charles Coe

Charles Coe is a poet, prose writer, teacher of writing and a musician (vocals and didgeridoo). Born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, he has lived in the Boston area since 1975. After eighteen years, he retired in the spring of 2015 from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the state agency that funds arts and culture, and now spends his time writing, teaching writing, and making music.


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