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Educator Workshop Series: Praise Poetry with Glenis Redmond

April 26, 2022 | 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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This live, in-person workshop for educators, Glenis Redmond will teach her Kennedy Center Teaching Artist workshop on teaching students to write praise poems. Glenis gives easy-to-use activities and instructions on how to write Praise Poetry, an introductory poem form ideal for all ages. It is comprised of metaphors and similes — forms of comparison relating to an object, a person, a color, or a feature in nature. Each line is a celebratory declaration, an invocation that acts as a cathartic affirmation as students place themselves on the continuum of their lineage. This poem form helps students build a stronger sense of agency and enables them to begin to write their origin story.

This workshop is perfect for any teacher interested in bringing poetry into their classroom. Teachers from any grade level are welcome to join.

This workshop will compliment Redmond’s virtual APPlause! Series performance, Telling Stories, held online from March 30 through April 27, 2022. All participants will receive a certificate of completion.

This event is FREE, but does require registration


Glenis Redmond is a nationally renowned, award-winning poet and teaching artist traveling the world sharing and teaching poetry. She writes about the strength of her Afro-Carolinian roots, while exploring their weighted and palpable histories. Glenis is a literary community leader. She is dedicated to coaching and uplifting youth poet’s voices. She co-founded a literary program called Peace Voices in her hometown of Greenville, SC from 2012-2019. Glenis is also a Kennedy Center Teaching Artist, a Cave Canem poet, and NC Literary Recipient. In 2020 Glenis became a recipient of South Carolina’s highest award, The Governor’s Award for the Arts. Her work has been showcased on NPR and PBS and has been most recently published in Orion Magazine, the North Carolina Literary Review, Obsidian: Literature and Arts in the African Diaspora, storySouth, About Place Journal and Carolina Muse. Her latest book, The Listening Skin, will be published by Four Way Books in 2022.

LOCATION: Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, 423 West King St., Boone
DATE/TIME: April 26 at 4pm (90 minutes)
MORE INFO: chenauskyc@appstate.edu

Educator Workshop Series

Let the Educator Series inspire and rekindle your love of learning with and through the arts. This year, we are focused on providing high-quality arts education experiences for K-12 audiences at no cost. We add to that quality professional development experiences for educators that will enliven a passion for learning and spark an element of excitement and fun for all educators.

Please be in touch with Christy Chenausky (chenauskyc@appstate.edu) ahead of any educator series event to request a certificate of completion.

Event is FREE, but registration is required.
Thanks to the generous support of sponsors, The Schaefer Center Presents is able to offer the 2020-21 series free of charge. To help us continue our mission of meeting the needs of our university students, faculty/staff, and the community at large during this time when high-quality arts programming is more critical and essential than ever, please consider making a gift of any amount.
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828-262-6084 ext. 109

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April 26, 2022
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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