Peace Voices creates a vibrant community where individuals can engage in poetry by capturing and illuminating unique stories through workshops, readings, and live performances. Through these shared experiences, participants discover what Maya Angelou wrote… “We are more alike…/ than we are unalike.”
The Poetic Conversations series is an opportunity for the community to witness powerful poetry through readings, conversations, and talkbacks with esteemed poets. Moderated by the Peace Center’s award-winning Poet-in-Residence, Glenis Redmond, Poetic Conversations welcome literary giants to the stage and embrace topics that reflect the diversity of our communities. Events are FREE of charge, reaching a broad audience brought together through the power of the written and spoken word.
Poetic Conversations may contain mature language and content.
Master Classes give students and developing writers the chance to learn from professional poets prior to a Poetic Conversation. Each master class is a unique and intimate experience shaped by each artist, their writing process, and their work.
Peace Voices Adult Writing Workshops offer a place to create for everyone from experienced writers to beginners. Fall and Spring workshops are led by Glenis Redmond, who guides participants as they tell their own stories through the craft of poetry. Additional workshops are available throughout the year with featured local poets. All workshops are FREE and take place at 6:30 PM in the Huguenot Mill.
Additional Peace Voices Events
Peace Voices Programs
"Participating in Peace Voices transformed my classroom. Students were enthusiastic about writing, they wanted to share their writing, and they gained confidence and maturity through the process.” - Theresa Blankenship, League Academy
Poetry Residencies offer extended workshops by Glenis Redmond at a school or community organization. Participants engage in an in-depth, comprehensive writing experience over multiple sessions. If your school or organization is interested in a poetry residency, contact [email protected].
Peace Voices Poetry Ambassadors
The Peace Voices Ambassador Program is designed for young people in grades 8-12 to develop their passion for poetry. Interested in becoming a poetry advocate and joining these exceptional young poets? Contact [email protected].
Peace Voices program support provided by Michelin North America, Jolley Foundation, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, Fred Collins Foundation, Publix Super Markets Charities, and Macy’s.