Toni Bee is a poet, educator, and advocate. Raised in Dorchester and educated in Roxbury, she grew her daughter up on the other side of the bridge and became the elected 2011 Poet Populist of Cambridge, the first woman to grace that position. Bee was also the 2016 Inaugural Cambridge Poetry Ambassador. Toni has worked with youth for years and extensively with the City Spotlight teens of The Wang Theatre. The Simmons College graduate led the Black Lives Matter march in Cambridge, Mass. in 2015 in hopes of bringing awareness to the masses about the continued injustice that plagues folks of African descent. Toni Bee self published her first poetry book, 22 AGAIN, in winter 2018. Bee has also been a part of The Mass Poetry Festival in Salem & The Boston National Poetry Month Festival and she has received accolades & awards from The YWCA Cambridge.
Tonight’s event will also feature an early-bird workshop led by the feature! Doors open at 5:30 for a prompt 6:00 start for Bring the Heat!, a spring-feelings poetry-writing workshop led by Toni Bee. An additional cover charge applies: click here for more details.
This show in our weekly Wednesday series takes place at the Cantab Lounge, 738 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge. Doors for the show open at 7:15. The open mic begins at 8:00 and the feature performs at approximately 10:00. The show is 18+ (ID required) and the cover charge is $3.