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Sat, May 27, 2017
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Teen Workshop and Poetry Slam

Gunter Theatre

Special guest artist Allan Wolf

Teen poetry workshops (ages 13-19) are designed around a variety of topics that impact today’s youth. Session are led by Glenis Redmond and guest poets. Teens participating in the workshops will be invited to share their work in public poetry readings throughout the year.

Two time winner of the North Carolina YA Book Award, Allan Wolf is an author and performance poet living in Asheville, NC. Allan spent fifteen years as the educational director of Poetry Alive!, and he is considered one of the founding fathers of the National Poetry Slam movement. His poetry has appeared in many diverse publications from Lady Bug Magazine to the North Carolina Literary Review. Wolf’s many books showcase his love of history, research, and poetry. Titles include Zane’s Trace (NC YA Book Award) and New Found Land (winner of a Lion and the Unicorn Honor for Excellence in North American Poetry), More Than Friends: Poems from Him and Her, and Immersed in Verse. His latest verse novel, The Watch that Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic, was awarded the prestigious Claudia Lewis Poetry Award for the best poetry book of the year by Bank Street College. With literally hundreds of poems committed to memory, Wolf travels the country presenting author visits, poetry shows, and inspirational talks for all ages.

1 PM – Workshop
4 PM – Poetry Slam

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