Tawana Petty

Author, Activist, Poet, stage name "Honeycomb"

Tawana Petty, a mother, poet, author and activist is best known as "Honeycomb" on stage. She has been featured at many prestigious events, including but not limited to the 1st Annual Focus Hope Black Marriage Day Celebration, the International Black Expo, the 2008 Ribs n Soul Festival in Detroit, the 175th Annual Emancipation Day Festival in Canada, the 2008 Literary Arts Gala at The Charles H. Wright Museum, the 2010 African World Festival and at Lakeshore Economic Coalition Celebrating 10 Years of Freedom with Yusef Bunchy Shakur & Friends: "Granting the Formerly Incarcerated A Second Chance". Hosted by Reggie Reg Davis, with Keynote Address by Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee.

Honeycomb has also performed at the 1st Annual I Am Woman Expo, opened for HBO/BET's Punany Poets, was the featured artist at Wayne State University's "A Tribute to Harlem" Showcase and performed at MTV's Quest Mcody's "Quest for A Cure" event, just to name a few. She has been a spotlighted poet on AM 1440, FM 107.5, The Writer's Block on, Comcast channel 20’s Mix’n It Up with Barry Ross as well as Dr. John Telford’s show. Honeycomb has also been a featured speaker and is a regular guest on Dave Marsh’s national program the “Land of Hopes and Dreams” radio program on channel 127 on SiriusXm Satellite and is the former co-host of Poetic Vibrations radio program on 88.1 FM. Honeycomb has also been the featured artist at venues in and outside of the City of Detroit, including but not limited to the Artist Village, L!V Resto Lounge, They Say, The Key Club, The Upper Room and The Legendary Cliff Bells and Bakers Keyboard Lounge. She is the current host of Guerrilla Nights weekly poetry open mic series, which will resume on Saturday evenings in January 2012 at the Urban Network Cyber Café located at 5740 Grand River, Detroit, MI 48208.

Although Honeycomb takes pride in performing, it is her community involvement that she holds dearest to her heart. She has mentored young girls utilizing poetry at Destiny and Purpose Community Outreach Center, has coached children on how to express their emotions through poetry at Wonderland Child Care Centers, played an integral role in assisting with H.O.P.E.’s 4th Annual Back to School Supply Drive with founder of the event Yusef Bunchy Shakur, which supplied more than 500 inner city youth with backpacks and school supplies this year, has facilitated a discussion on Gangs & Gang Violence with Dr. Carl Taylor & Yusef Bunchy Shakur, she authored an article which was ultimately published in the Michigan Citizen titled, "Black Friday: Occupy the Stores But Don't Buy A Damn Thing" which helped to coordinate an Occupy Don’t Buy campaign with Occupy Detroit and Occupy the Hood Facilitators. The campaign addressed corporate greed, capitalism, excessive consumerism and materialism in Urban Communities. Honeycomb is also the Executive Assistant of the Urban Network which among many other things, creates programs specifically designed to benefit impoverished inner city youth, their families and their communities.

She is the Author of Introducing Honeycomb, a book of profound and true to life quotes, poems and Haikus and is currently ranked the #2 Haiku Poet in the World! Honeycomb prides herself on having always written from her soul and is confident that by doing so, coupled with her contributions, she will help to better the lives of others, as well as her own.

For bookings, you can call Honeycomb directly at 313-433-9882 or email her at :
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