Aerial view of neighborhood streets from above, with rows of homes running off into the distance. Overlaid on this view are constellations of stars with the following names: Dina “Free” Blackwell, Nisha Blackwell, Ayana Clark, Yona Harvey, Robert Hodge, Joy KMT, Ayanah Moor, Bekezela Mguni, Staycee Pearl, Ricardo Robinson, Felicia Savage, Anqwenique Wingfield, and Alisha Wormsley.

Yona Harvey, True Harmony: Restorative Writing for Mind and Body

Homewood Branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
7101 Hamilton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15208

Free Event


Explore harmony in your behavior through a three-part drawing, writing, and creative exercise, designed for adult women and high school girls.

Yona Harvey is the author of the poetry collection Hemming the Water, winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. She is currently co-writing with Ta-Nehisi Coates Marvel's Black Panther and The Crew.

Portrait photo of Yona Harvey

This program is a project of The People Are The Light, a series of public art installations and workshops in Pittsburgh's Homewood neighborhood, curated by Alisha Wormsley. Twelve artist-collaborators lead events and performances throughout the neighborhood. Each project explores the connections between past, present, and future.

The People Are The Light is part of LIGHTIME, a year of programming from CMOA's Hillman Photography Initiative. Photography, at its basis, measures light and time. Wormsley, whose work revolves around memory and time, activates these fundamentals of photography, creating space for artists, collaborators, and participants to share their stories.