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Glenis Redmond: Telling Stories Through Poetry

March 30 | 8:00 am - April 27 | 5:00 pm

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In Telling Stories, Glenis shares her origin story. She reads poems connected to her Carolina heritage as she uplifts people and places. She also honors teachers who ignited her poetic fire when she was in middle school. In this session, Glenis makes the case that poetry can strengthen a student’s voice. Glenis urges and implores that poetry is for all.

Glenis Redmond is grounded in many worlds: poetry, the teaching arts and imagination activism. Glenis is an award-winning poet, author of Backbone, Under the Sun, and What My Hand Say, and a Kennedy Center teaching artist. She is also a dynamic performer of her work and has presented all around the country for both student and adult audiences.

RECOMMENDED FOR: Grades 6-12 and Family Audiences
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: Storytelling, Poetry, Character Development, Creative Writing
STUDY GUIDE: Click here to view and print
LOCATION: Online pre-recorded event; a link to access the performance will be sent to registrants
DATE/TIME: available to view anytime between March 30-April 27, 2022
RUN TIME: Approximately 45 minutes
FOR MORE INFORMATION: contact the Box Office at
theschaefercenter@appstate.edu / 800-841-2787 or 828-262-4046

Event is FREE, but registration is required.

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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.


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March 30 | 8:00 am
April 27 | 5:00 pm
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