Former Piedmont Laureate Jaki Shelton Green to Host October 2010 Poet Local Series

Top Quote Living Poetry's October 10, 2010 Poet Local event will feature Jaki Shelton Green. Green will discuss her literary career, which includes such accomplishments as being North Carolina's first Piedmont Laureate and receiving international writing residencies. End Quote
  • Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC (1888PressRelease) October 01, 2010 - Meeting North Carolina Writers.

    The Poet Local series explores poets' lives and writing styles. The informal events are free, open to the public, and are catered to those interested in learning about publishing poetry and meeting local writers. "We're extremely pleased that Jaki, a former laureate, is bringing her expertise to Living Poetry's members," said Angelika Teuber, Living Poetry's Organizer. Due to enriching events like the Poet Local series, creative workshops and readings, Living Poetry's membership has grown by almost 100% in less than a year.

    The Journey to Piedmont Laureate

    Green will share her publishing tips and discuss her path to creating a career as a writer. Green's poetry has appeared in places such as The Crucible, Pedestal Magazine, Ms. Magazine, Essence and The Sound of Poets Cooking Anthology. She has published a handful of books, including Dead on Arrival, Masks and Conjure Blues (Carolina Wren Press). Most recently, Green was awarded the 2010 LINKS Raleigh Chapter Fine Arts Emerald Award. In addition to her publishing credits Green coaches workshops and gives poetry readings around the United States, the Caribbean and South America.

    RSVP instructions are available at livingpoetry dot net. The free event takes place at 3PM on Sunday, October, 10th at the Media Room of Ashley Park Apartment Homes of Brier Creek, 10300 Pine Lakes Court in Raleigh. Upcoming Poet Local events will be hosted by Debra Kaufman (November 21st) and Maureen Sherbondy (December 10th).

    About Living Poetry
    Living Poetry is a group of poets and poetry readers who are dedicated to keeping the power of poetry alive in the Triangle-area of North Carolina. Based out of the Brier Creek region of Raleigh, Living Poetry is a free, co-educational poetry group that fosters the enjoyment of poetry through readings, workshops and lectures. Living Poetry provides the community with dozens of free literary experiences from poetry field trips (Exploratory Poet) to intimate discussions with North Carolina poets (Poet Local).

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