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Sat, Jul 20, 2019
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Peace Voices Poetic Conversations

A Poet's Dream: Past & Present

Gunter Theatre

In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Peace Center welcomes Jacqueline Woodson, 2018-19 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. Woodson’s New York Times bestselling memoir, Brown Girl Dreaming, won the 2014 National Book Award, the Coretta Scott King Award, a Newbery Honor, and the NAACP Image Award. Brown Girl Dreaming reflects on Woodson’s time spent in Greenville’s African-American area of Nicholtown as a child and revisits the clash of the civil rights era from a young person’s perspective. This homecoming will focus on the power of poetry and dreams.

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.

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