Poetry, music and films at a new spoken word festival

Arts collective Philadelphia Contemporary has brought on former Philly Poet Laureate Yolanda Wisher as curator, and her first big project is a three-day festival called "Stellar Masses." The events are described as falling "somewhere between the ecclesiastical and the interstellar, embracing traditions of both the African-American church and Afrofuturism," and take place over several days, featuring artists including Terence Nance, King Britt, Moor Mother, Samuel R. Delany and more. The first is called "Firmament."

Where: Skyline Terrace, Parkway Central Library at 1901 Vine St., 19103

When: May 9, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

How much: Free


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