Events

Join us for Pongo Poetry night at Third Place Books Ravenna, to enjoy readings of Pongo youth poetry, participate in an open mic, and meet the amazing members of this community!
Join Ignite Pongo on Saturday October 22nd to learn foundational techniques to facilitate personal, healing poetry in your classroom, therapeutic practice, or community space.
Join Speaking Volumes 2022 on September 28th! Our third annual fall celebration will feature Ross Gay as the guest of honor and the voices and stories of the youth Pongo serves.
Join Pongo's spring peer to peer fundraising campaign, to help us share the healing power of poetry writing with vulnerable youth across the country!
Pongo Poetry Circle members receive a special monthly newsletter, early invitation to upcoming events, and exclusive collections of youth poetry not available for sale elsewhere. Visit this link to learn more!
Pongo's end of year fundraising campaign starts on #GivingTuesday (11/30)! With your support, Pongo will share the transformative power of poetry writing with youth across the country.
Celebrate with us! Long-time Pongo Poetry Mentor, trainer, poet & award-winning educator, Kiana Davis (MS) has just released Unyielding Roots--an anthology of hair stories by Black women of all ages.Join Kiana on Zoom for the book release party Saturday, November 20th from 1-3pm. Click here
Join Pongo Trainers Richard Gold, Dr. Elnur Gaijev, and Shaun McMichael for a how-to on Pongo techniques during Expressive Therapies Summit East on November 20th.
Our friends at the Washington State Teaching Artist Training Lab (TAT Lab) are accepting applications for their Core program! The program is an opportunity to develop your teaching craft with a statewide community of teaching artists and arts educators.
A tale of self-reflection, trauma, and healing, LAST NIGHT IN ROZZIE is a testament to the importance of confronting your past. Ronnie Russo (Neil Brown Jr, STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON), a successful lawyer in New York, is summoned back to his old Boston neighborhood, Roslindale, by
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