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Draw, Write, Embrace: A Creative Workshop with LindoYes

April 11 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Draw, Write, Embrace: A Creative Workshop with LindoYes | FREE Library of Philadelphia Independence Branch | 18 S 7th Street  | Thurs. April 11, 2024 | 3:30 pm EST | In-person Event


In this workshop with acclaimed poet and multiform artist LindoYes, middle and high schoolers will transform life experiences and inner struggles into art and writing through illustration and poetry. This program is presented in partnership with the FREE Library of Philadelphia’s Independence Branch and is a part of the Museum for Art in Wood’s Gumball Machine Project.

About LindoYes

LindoYes (he/hm), is a dyslexic spoken word poet born, raised and living in Philadelphia. He has been featured in the Philly Weekly, Philadelphia Inquirer, Button Poetry, and Def Poetry Jam to name a few. Lindo’s poetry has expanded to short animations, gumball machines, and plays where he has centered black existence, mental health, and fantasy/sci-fi. He was the recipient of the 2023 Jackie Robinson award by Color of Change and the 2023 “Change Maker” award by Uptown Standards. LindoYes will be releasing in December 2024 a graphic novel called “Pawnshop,” which is a sci-fi/fantasy anthology on Mental Health based in Philly.




About the FREE Library
The mission of the Free Library of Philadelphia is to advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity. Its vision is to build an enlightened community devoted to lifelong learning.

If you have questions, please contact Katie Sorenson, Director of Outreach and Communications at [email protected].


The Gumball Machine Project is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.


April 11
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Museum for Art in Wood
Free Library of Philadelphia Independence Branch


Free Library of Philadelphia Independence Branch
18 S 7th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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