Petty Propolis is available to bring any of the events listed below to your community.
Types of Events
Tawana has been a featured speaker across the globe. She is available for themed storytelling as well as keynote speaker presentations on various social justice issues. See media tab for more information.
Poetry As Visionary Resistance Workshop:
This session explores the role of poetry in social justice movements, highlights poetry as an avenue for visionary resistance and as an art form worthy of political study and investment. We will explore poems, including some authored by the facilitator. We will dissect poems and assess their contributions to political movement, theory and livelihood. Students will walk away with collectively written poetry and an understanding of the role of the poet in narrating and ushering in a new world.
Sit and Write, Stand and Speak Up Workshop:
Poetry isn’t just about getting booked or filling pages, it’s about articulating the world that exists and visioning the world we want to see. Learn tips for writing various styles of poetry, editing poems and tips for performing poetry on stage.
Tawana “Honeycomb” Petty is available for spoken word performances and readings from her books Coming Out My Box
and Introducing Honeycomb
. She is also available for book signings and post book discussions.
"Coming Out My Box" is a one-woman show available for touring in and out of the US. This performance can be adapted to time slots ranging from 30 minutes to 2 hours. Depending on the length of the show, it may include video presentation(s), a monologue, poetry performances, some singing and a book signing following presentation.