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Sep 18, 2014

Poet-In-Residence Glenis Redmond invited to White House

September 18, 2014

Peace Center Poet-In-Residence, Glenis Redmond, was recently invited by The President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities and the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards to mentor the 2014 National Student Poets. The 5 student poets were appointed September 18, 2014 at a White House ceremony and poetry reading hosted by First Lady, Michelle Obama.

While in Washington DC, Glenis was able to coach the student poets on presentation skills for poetry readings at the White House, Library of Congress, and the Department of Education as well as help them brainstorm ideas for service projects during their year of service. 

The National Student Poets Program is the highest honor for young poets (grades 9-11) presenting original work. Annually, five students are selected for one year of service as literary ambassadors, each representing a different geographic region of the country. 

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