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Renascence Poetry Reading

Sunday, June 9th from 1-3pm

Instructor: Carol Clark Williams
Member Price: Free to Attend for All
Age: 15+


June 9
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Kerlin Gallery
10 N. Beaver Street
York, PA 17401 United States
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Join us on Sunday, June 9th from 1-3pm for a poetry reading! This of month’s reading will feature Carla Christopher, co-founder of Equality Fest, which became York Pride and the Rainbow Rose Center, is a former Poet Laureate of York and a grand prize winner (2014) of the Pennsylvania Poetry Society.

She has produced events celebrating the written word such as Jawstruck Spoken Word Competition and MasterCraft Poet’s Conference, hosted and co-produced Culture & Main, Central PA’s Cultural Showcase, on WRCT for 7 years and wrote the column “OUT & About” for the York Dispatch for 2 years. Carla also had the joy of running PoemSugar Press which uplifted marginalized voices and published more than 50 books over 5 years and included a mentorship program for young writers and creative writing classes hosted by venues such as DreamWrights, Creative York, and the Appell Center as well as YouthBuild and William Penn Senior High.

A 2-time recipient of the key to York City for her education and creative initiatives, Carla has published multiple collections of poetry and a poetic memoir, contributed to countless anthologies and periodicals and is a regular content creator/columnist on social justice issues for multiple websites. Her writing blends spoken word, rich imagery form poetry, and frequent dashes of music and theatre with audience participation surprises.

Also an ordained ELCA Lutheran/UCC pastor, Carla’s work frequently includes themes of faith, inclusion and justice.

Following the feature, we will open the podium up to writers who would like to share their work with the crowd.

This event is free and open to the public

Carol Clark Williams

Carol Clark Williams is poet laureate emerita of York, Pennsylvania, and founder of the “Poetry Spoken Here” readings for the open air Yorkfest arts festival. She is a winner of the NFSPS 2022 Stevens Chapbook Poetry Contest. Williams teaches poetry workshops for high school students, senior centers, support groups, and residents of institutions.

Carol’s poems have been published in print and online journals including Broadkill Review, Welcome to the Resistance, Fledgling Rag, Grasslimb, Mad Poets Review, Margie, Byline, PPS Prize Poems, and Encore. Her latest collection of poetry, Unpacking for the Journey, is available on Amazon or from

If you would like to present, please bring a poem or short story.