New Rochelle residents are invited to an evening of poetry at City Hall for Reflections: Poetic Expressions Celebrating Black History Month, sponsored by the STRIVE Leadership Academy of the New Rochelle Youth Bureau. This celebration is led by poet/author Roya Marsh and will feature a variety of poets on February 16 at 6 PM.
Roya Marsh is the poet/author of the chapbooks Not All of Me Shall Die, Pieces, Vol. I & II and 26. She works as a teacher and youth mentor and has always held a deep passion for writing.
Roya was a finalist in the 2013 Poetry Idol, 2013 Inspired Word Slam Master Jam Champion, 2014 Nuyorican Grand Slam Champion and Captain of the first all-female slam team in the tristate area, representing Nuyorican Poets Cafe. She has recently been ranked second in the world at the Woman of the World Poetry Slam. She has been featured in the Village Voice, Huffington Post, Blavity, Button Poetry, Def Jam's All Def Digital and at many venues and colleges around the country.
This celebration will be held at New Rochelle City Hall Rotunda on February 16th starting promptly at 6:00pm, followed by a reception (refreshments, light music) and much more. Free admittance. All are welcome.
For more information contact the Youth Bureau (914) 654-2045, Monday-Friday from 8:30am – 4:30pm.