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This project was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Glenis Redmond, poet

Glenis Redmond: "Poetry off the Page"

Artist in Residence (Dec. 9 - 13, 2013)

Virgo Preparatory Academy Student Workshops

Acclaimed poet and Kennedy Center Teaching Artist Glenis Redmond conducts a weeklong in-school artist residency with sixth and seventh graders at D.C. Virgo. Redmond's workshops use clear and easy poetic structures and formats that empower students to expand their imaginations and cross creative boundaries. Her work this year, will build on a residency from last year, which led to the creation of a new collaborative student poem, I am Home, featured in a February performance by LA-based CONTRA-TIEMPO dance company.

Professional Development Workshop
Weds., Dec.11, 2013 | 3:45 - 6:45 pm
D.C. Virgo (813 Nixon St, Wilmington) Library

"Poetry Off the Page" prepares teachers and teaching artists to help students use brainstorming, imagery, and layering to write powerful and effective poems; and examines ways to involve students in memorizing and performing poems with appropriate voice projection, physical stance, and gesture. This workshop is appropriate for teachers, pre-service teachers and teaching artists working with students, grade 5 - 8.

Workshop Registration

Registration is free and open to teachers, UNCW students, pre-service teachers and teaching artists. New Hanover County teachers who wish to receive credit for this workshop must register through SchoolLink. All other individuals should click here to register online. The deadline for registration is 5pm, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013.

Teaching Artist Biography

Glenis Redmond is poet, educator, performer, and counselor rolled into one passionate soul. She presents her poetry in performances that cause the printed word to spring from the page and dance, sing, weep, and laugh.

Glenis tells stories with poetry - from her life, her family, her African-American heritage, and her sensitive observations of the world around her - inspiring audiences of all ages. In her workshops and performances, she encourages participants to know themselves and their origin, thereby finding their own inspiration and their own stories.

Glenis began writing poetry at the age of 12. She worked for seven years as a family counselor. While enrolled in a Doctoral program in psychology, she rediscovered her love for poetry. Pregnancy with twins and a serious illness helped her find the strength to follow her heart and dedicate her life to poetry.

Glenis has won numerous awards including The Carrie McCray Literary Award in Poetry, a study fellowship from Vermont Writing Center, study scholarships to the Atlantic Center for the Arts and a week of study with Natalie Goldberg. Glenis is the 1997 and the 1998 Southeast Regional Individual Poetry Slam Champion. She placed in the Top 10 in 1996 and 1997 for the National Individual Slam Championship. Read more

Kennedy Center Partners in Education

The University of North Carolina Wilmington Office of Cultural Arts and New Hanover County Schools are members of the Partners in Education Program of the John F. Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts. Selected because of their demonstrated commitment to the improvement of education in and through the arts, the Partnership Team participates in collaborative efforts to provide professional development opportunities in the arts for educators.

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