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New Voices Emerging Poets Reading Series: Siduri Beckman, Kelly Thompson, and DuPree Walker

May 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Virtual Poetry Reading: New Voices – Emerging Poets with Siduri Beckman, Kelly Thompson, and DuPree Walker


Meeting ID: 828 5509 3815 – Passcode: 838862

New Voices is a program designed for emerging poets under the age of 25.

Siduri Beckman is a lifelong Philadelphian. She served as the inaugural Youth Poet Laureate of Philadelphia where she was mentored by Poet Laureate Sonia Sanchez. She was published most recently in MSU Press’s 2019 collection, Undocumented: Great Lakes Poet Laureates on Social Justice. Siduri is passionate about the intersection of poetry, public education, and civic engagement. Siduri graduated from Yale University in 2020.

Kelly Thompson is a 23-year-old recent Temple graduate from Limerick, Pennsylvania. She loves writing fiction and poetry with fantasy and horror elements. You can find her poetry in Moonstone’s New Voices Anthology #4 and in the online journal Ariadne.

DuPree Walker is a graduating senior International Affairs, Spanish double major, English minor, from Anchorage, Alaska, pursuing her degree at Howard University. For as long as she can remember her creative side has been drawn to the art of language. This year, Moonstone Arts Center gave DuPree the amazing first opportunity to be a published poet. After graduation, DuPree plans on pursuing law school with the goal to practice international litigation and arbitration whilst also fostering her creative passion DuPree is also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Larry Robin, Host – Open Reading Follows


Moonstone Arts Center