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Yolanda Wisher

Curator of Spoken Word at Philadelphia Contemporary

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Yolanda Wisher Biography

Yolanda Wisher an author and curator of spoken word at Philadelphia Contemporary. Wisher is the author of Monk Eats an Afro and the co-editor of Peace is a Haiku Song.

Wisher performs a unique blend of poetry and song with her band The Afroeaters, and her work has been featured in a variety of media including Gathering Ground: A Reader Celebrating Cave Canem’s First Decade, GOOD Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Contemporary Black Canvas, Radio Times, PoetryNOW, Ploughshares, and CBC Radio.

A Pew Fellow & Hedgebrook Writer-in-Residence, Wisher was named the inaugural Poet Laureate of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, in 1999 and the third Poet Laureate of Philadelphia in 2016.

She taught high school English for a decade, served as Director of Art Education for Philadelphia Mural Arts, and founded and directed the Germantown Poetry and Outbound Poetry Festivals.

Wisher has also led workshops and curated events in partnership with the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Free Library of Philadelphia, and U.S. Department of Arts & Culture. She was the 2017-2018 CPCW Fellow in Poetics and Poetic Practice at the University of Pennsylvania, and she is currently the Curator of Spoken Word at Philadelphia Contemporary.

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Monk Eats an Afro

Monk Eats an Afro

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  • How do I book Yolanda Wisher to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Yolanda Wisher for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Yolanda Wisher, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Yolanda Wisher or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Yolanda Wisher

    Speaking fees for Yolanda Wisher, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Yolanda Wisher are available upon request for live events and under $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Yolanda Wisher, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Yolanda Wisher speak about?

    Yolanda Wisher is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Authors, Education, Literary, Poetry, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Yolanda Wisher travel from?

    Yolanda Wisher generally travels from Philadelphia, PA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Yolanda Wisher’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Yolanda Wisher for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Yolanda Wisher for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Yolanda Wisher or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Curator of Spoken Word at Philadelphia Contemporary

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Yolanda Wisher Biography

Yolanda Wisher an author and curator of spoken word at Philadelphia Contemporary. Wisher is the author of Monk Eats an Afro and the co-editor of Peace is a Haiku Song.

Wisher performs a unique blend of poetry and song with her band The Afroeaters, and her work has been featured in a variety of media including Gathering Ground: A Reader Celebrating Cave Canem’s First Decade, GOOD Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Contemporary Black Canvas, Radio Times, PoetryNOW, Ploughshares, and CBC Radio.

A Pew Fellow & Hedgebrook Writer-in-Residence, Wisher was named the inaugural Poet Laureate of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, in 1999 and the third Poet Laureate of Philadelphia in 2016.

She taught high school English for a decade, served as Director of Art Education for Philadelphia Mural Arts, and founded and directed the Germantown Poetry and Outbound Poetry Festivals.

Wisher has also led workshops and curated events in partnership with the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Free Library of Philadelphia, and U.S. Department of Arts & Culture. She was the 2017-2018 CPCW Fellow in Poetics and Poetic Practice at the University of Pennsylvania, and she is currently the Curator of Spoken Word at Philadelphia Contemporary.

Yolanda Wisher Videos

  • Yolanda Wisher, "sonnet w/cooking lexicon"
  • Yolanda Wisher and the Quick Fixx — Crosswoman Blues
  • "Mentoring Joy" A poem by Yolanda Wisher

Yolanda Wisher Books

FAQs on booking Yolanda Wisher

  • How do I book Yolanda Wisher to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Yolanda Wisher for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Yolanda Wisher, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Yolanda Wisher or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Yolanda Wisher

    Speaking fees for Yolanda Wisher, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Yolanda Wisher are available upon request for live events and under $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Yolanda Wisher, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Yolanda Wisher speak about?

    Yolanda Wisher is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Authors, Education, Literary, Poetry, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Yolanda Wisher travel from?

    Yolanda Wisher generally travels from Philadelphia, PA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Yolanda Wisher’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Yolanda Wisher for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Yolanda Wisher for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Yolanda Wisher or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Yolanda Wisher is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Yolanda Wisher for your event is available upon request. Yolanda Wisher generally travels from Philadelphia, PA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Linda Darling-Hammond, José Olivarez, Afaa Weaver, Michael Fath and Wiley Blevins. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Yolanda Wisher for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Yolanda Wisher Speaker Videos

  • Yolanda Wisher, "sonnet w/cooking lexicon"
    Yolanda Wisher and the Quick Fixx — Crosswoman Blues
  • "Mentoring Joy" A poem by Yolanda Wisher

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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