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Arts in The Garden

June 27 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

On June 27th, We will be featuring the musical duo Playing Hookey, and the inimitable poet Ashley Wonder.
Admission is FREE and patrons are encouraged to bring non-alcoholic beverages and snacks to this family friendly event.
Join us for an awesome time at Arts in The Garden!

Ashley Wonder has been writing for over ten years. She performs with dynamic passion to give hope to her audiences. She started out performing in black churches in Worcester.
Then she became a part of the Slam Community in 2014. Repping Worcester her hometown, in Oakland 2015, Decatur, GA 2016. She has had the opportunity to perform at the National Education Support Professional Conference (a part of the Massachusetts Teacher Association) in 2021 that had an audience of 2,000 people! She also had the honor to be a part of the “Still I Rise” Toni Morrison tribute Festival. She has participated in the discussion Black Creative Voices in Worcester 2021. Performed 2019 Women Of Consequence City Hall in Worcester. She has featured in Troy, New York at Poetic Vibe, all around MA, Boston (Hard Rock Cafe), RI including many colleges and universities such as Holy Cross, Wheelock among others. She enjoys teaching poetry workshops to youth of all ages to show how fun and interactive spoken word can be. She believes in the power of tea and naps.

Playing Hookey Duo: Linda Jones McCarthy and Deb Barron Northway: Linda Jones McCarthy is the author of several books, Including Spider in the Shower (as Lillie Jones), Old Bear and Friends and The Heart Remembers, and has recorded a CD of original songs and stories, Here We Go to the Sky. She performs with musical friend and fellow songwriter and arranger Rick Quimby as Owengale. Longtime host of The Folk Spot and In the Tradition on community radio station WCUW in Worcester, Deb Barron Northway’s background is in communications, instructional design and chimney sweeping. She sings purely for the joy of it. Now retired from jobs and obligations, Linda and Deb are Playin’ Hookey, harmonizing just for fun. They hope their music will be fun for you, too!

Carl Gomes

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