An Evening with Poet and Comic Writer Yona Harvey and Comic Artist and Writer Marcel Walker

Thu, February 18, 2021 7:00 PM - Thu, February 18, 2021 8:30 PM at online

Creativity and Collaboration In and Out of Bounds

A Reading, Presentation, and Conversation with Poet and Comic Writer Yona Harvey and Comic Artist and Writer Marcel Walker


Join us via Zoom for an evening you won't soon forget. Following the reading and presentation, Center for Poetry director Lauren Russell will moderate a conversation. The evening will wrap with Q&A.

Registration required. Please click here to register.


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Yona Harvey is the author of the poetry collections You Don’t Have to Go to Mars for Love (Four Way Books, 2020) and Hemming the Water (Four Way Books), winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. She contributed to Marvel’s World of Wakanda and co-authored with Ta-Nehisi Coates Black Panther and the Crew. She has worked with teenagers writing about mental health issues in collaboration with Creative Nonfiction magazine. Her website is





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Marcel Lamont (M.L.) Walker is an award-winning graphic-prose creator and expert in social applications for comic-book art. A Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native, he graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and has taught classes and workshops in comic-book creation for over 25 years. He is the lead artist, book designer, and project coordinator for the acclaimed comic-book series CHUTZ-POW! SUPERHEROES OF THE HOLOCAUST, published by The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh. He is also the president of the board of directors for the ToonSeum, a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit that champions comic books as a force for social good. Awards he's won include the BMe Community Genius Fellowship and 2017 Best Local Cartoonist as voted by readers of the Pittsburgh City Paper. His website is