to write "In Memoriam" poem for DREF (Delta Research and Educational Foundation) 2023 Roses and Violets Charitable Campaign, "A Mother's Love Creates Possibilities."
2018 Award of Merit recipient
Henrico County Historic Preservation
Recognized as an author of inspirational writings depicting and preserving the African American cultural experience.
Jun. 9, 2023, 10:00 AM EDT
Gary Flowers Show
Rejoice 101.3 FM
Poet, Y.B. Taylor and Author, Judith Bice
Interview with Host, Gary Flowers. If you missed, the broadcast can be heard using link below. Judith's and my segment of broadcast starts at the top of the second hour.
Mar. 29, 2023, 6:30-8:30PM EDT
The Book Bar
1311 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Poetry Reading and Wine Tasting
The UVA Club of Richmond invites all alumni, friends, and families to join us for an evening of poetry reading and wine tasting with
Yolanda (Y.B.) Taylor (CLAS '76).
$15 per ticket to include wine tasting and charcuterie.
Y.B. Taylor's books of poetry have been featured at the VMFA and other locations around town and will also be available for purchase at the event. Come early to sample wine and mingle before Y.B. shares her work. Following the reading, the poet will be available to answer questions and sign her books.
About the Poet:
Y.B. Taylor writes poetry from the perspective of a Black woman born and raised in Richmond VA, a former capital of the Confederacy. She was born the same year as the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision, Brown v. Board of Education. Y.B. is familiar with segregation though her family desperately tried to shield her from the worst parts of it. Y.B. Taylor’s first introduction to integration, on an ongoing basis, was through education when she entered junior high school and later through employment. Current events, history, and personal experiences have become fodder for her poetry.
The 2023 Black Book Expo ⦿ A Conscious Literary Festival will showcase a vast display of literature featuring topics including black history, social justice, science, health, African Diasporic culture, African spirituality, personal development, novels and children’s books.
Independent authors will make presentations and sign their books. Live streaming will occur from the in-person event as well via the Society’s Facebook page. Books will also be available on the Society’s website.
Y.B. Taylor will present Saturday, February 25, 2023, at 6:30 PM!
Masks and hand sanitizer will be available and encouraged.
BROWSE and BUY • DOMINION ENERGY CENTER
600 E. GRACE STREET
RICHMOND VA 23219
February 25, 3p – 7p, and Sunday, February 26, 3p – 7p
Pictured in my gallery of photos is this cap sans moi wearing it. In response to a request for photographs of "quirky" UVA memorabilia, I responded with a photo of my cap.
Fast forward, a few months later, I was contacted about being photographed in the cap for the Summer/Fall 2022 edition of the VIRGINIA magazine. Little did I know I would have an entire page to myself.
For those interested in reading the article, here is the link to the digitized version ...
Look what South Atlantic Region Author will be participating in the
Eastern Region's "Delta Authors on Tour!"
My membership name is used on the flyer but it is indeed Y.B. Taylor!
The New Haven Alumnae Chapter will be tracking sales; they are asking purchases be made by 11:59 PM, April 9, using any of the following links.
"SEE" YOU THERE!
Saturday, April 9, 2022
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Through University of Virginia's RETOLD: Celebrating the Women of UVA, the author secured her place in the archives of UVA. RETOLD might even be considered an extension of the "Share Your Story Exhibit," which celebrated Black sisterhood through the centuries and organized around five themes:
Y.B. Taylor, formerly Yolanda Burrell, and her Charter Line sorority sisters of the Kappa Rho Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. were part of the "Share Your Story" exhibit.