DREAMS Community Day
Sat., Oct. 20, 2012
Artist Residency & School Performances
Feb. 11 - Feb. 23, 2013
Evening Public Performance
Sat., Feb. 23, 2013
Office of Cultural Arts
University of North Carolina Wilmington
601 S. College Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28403-5966
Glenis Redmond | "Poetry off the Page"
Artist in Residence (Oct. 17 - 20, 2012)
Virgo Preparatory Academy (Oct. 17 - 19, 2012)
Acclaimed poet and Kennedy Center Teaching Artist Glenis Redmond conducts a three-day in-school artist residency with sixth graders at Virgo Prep, the 2012/13 ARTworks School Partner. Her workshops use clear and easy poetic structures and formats, empowering students to expand their imaginations and to cross creative boundaries.
Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
"Poetry Off the Page"
Weds., Oct. 17, 2012 | 4 - 7pm | Virgo Preparatory Academy
"Poetry Off the Page" prepares teachers to help students use brainstorming, imagery, and layering to write powerful and effective poems; and examines ways to involve students in memorizing and performing poems with appropriate voice projection, physical stance, and gesture. (Grades 5 - 8)
New Hanover County teachers who wish to receive credit for this workshop must register through SchoolLink. All other teachers and teaching artists must contact Jeannine Leary at least one week prior to workshop.
Performance & Community Arts Day
Sat., Oct. 20, 2012
Arts Programs for Families & Youth (2 - 4pm)
Performance by Glenis Redmond (4pm)
The residency culminates with a Community Arts Day at Dreams of Wilmington (901 Fanning St.), featuring arts activities by Dreams teaching artists (2-4 pm) and a free public performance by Glenis Redmond and. All ages are invited to participate! For more information, visit Dreams of Wilmington.
Teaching Artist Biography
Glenis Redmond is poet, educator, performer, and counselor rolled into one passionate soul. She presents her poetry in performances that cause the printed word to spring from the page and dance, sing, weep, and laugh.
Glenis tells stories with poetry - from her life, her family, her African-American heritage, and her sensitive observations of the world around her - inspiring audiences of all ages. In her workshops and performances, she encourages participants to know themselves and their origin, thereby finding their own inspiration and their own stories.
Glenis began writing poetry at the age of 12. She worked for seven years as a family counselor. While enrolled in a Doctoral program in psychology, she rediscovered her love for poetry. Pregnancy with twins and a serious illness helped her find the strength to follow her heart and dedicate her life to poetry.
Glenis has won numerous awards including The Carrie McCray Literary Award in Poetry, a study fellowship from Vermont Writing Center, study scholarships to the Atlantic Center for the Arts and a week of study with Natalie Goldberg. Glenis is the 1997 and the 1998 Southeast Regional Individual Poetry Slam Champion. She placed in the Top 10 in 1996 and 1997 for the National Individual Slam Championship. Read more
Kennedy Center Partners in Education
The University of North Carolina Wilmington Office of Cultural Arts and New Hanover County Schools are members of the Partners in Education Program of the John F. Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts. Selected because of their demonstrated commitment to the improvement of education in and through the arts, the Partnership Team participates in collaborative efforts to provide professional development opportunities in the arts for educators.