May 4: Toni Bee Features

Photo by Selena Brooks-Yard

Stone Soup Poetry meets from 8-10 p.m. every Monday at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery, now at its new location at 541 Massachusetts Avenue in Central Square Cambridge, Massachusetts with an open mike sign-up at 7:30 p.m. On May 4, Stone Soup celebrates its forty-fourth anniversary beginning with a much anticipated feature by former Cambridge Poet Populist Toni Bee.

Toni Bee is a poet, photographer, and one of the founders of Black Lives Matter in Cambridge. The community advocate and mother was the first elected female Poet Populist for the City of Cambridge (2011-2013) She received the 2011 YWCA Cambridge Outstanding Woman Award.

Bee led the Black Lives Matter in Cambridge march along with co-founders and teen leaders in January 2015. She served on the board of directors from 2013-2015 at Cambridge Community Television - after years of being a Neighbor Media journalist at the television station.

Since 2012, Toni has been a story teller and poetry facilitator involved with (CPAC) Citi Performing Arts Center; for one year as the Community Artist Fellow and every summer since as a City Spotlights Spoken Word Teaching Artist.