Poetry Reading w/ Jasmine L. Combs & Talia Mingey

Please join us for a POETRY READING
w/ Jasmine L. Combs & Talia Mingey

JASMINE L. COMBS is a writer, educator, and spoken word artist from Philadelphia. Her work​ has been published in various literary journals including Apiary Magazine, Vagabond City Lit, Vinyl Poetry, and forthcoming in Painted Bride Quarterly. She has competed in poetry slams both locally and nationally, winning the grand slam championship at Philly's Grand Slam Finals 2015, College Union Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI) 2016, and was a semi-finalist at the 2015 National Poetry Slam. Jasmine’s work focuses on the personal as universal and the intersecting relationships between Blackness, womanhood, girlhood, mental illness, love, and home. She is the author of two small collections of poetry, Universal Themes (2014) and This Drowning Was A Baptism (2019).

TALIA MINGEY is a Spoken Word Poet and writer. She is working on publishing her first independent poetry collection. She competed in the 2018 National Poetry Slam in Chicago. She is passionate about social justice and spoke at The March To End Rape Culture in September 2018. She has a special interest in community work and is working on a Poetry in Prison Project to help incarcerated women and non-binary folks find their voice. Her work is only beginning and she hopes to make real change in the world with her creativity.

Event date: 
Friday, October 11, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm
Event address: 
Penn Book Center
130 S. 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104