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A Night of Poetry with Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green

January 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A Night of Poetry with Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green

Saturday, January 21, 2023 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Urban Reader Bookstore
440 East McCullough Drive Suite A-130
Charlotte, NC 28262

Tickets: Free 

Charlotte’s first Poet Laureate, Junious ‘Jay’ Ward, hosts an evening of poetry with North Carolina Poet Laureate, Jaki Shelton Green, at the Urban Reader Bookstore.

Jaki Shelton Green is the first Black poet appointed as the North Carolina Poet Laureate, and third woman to hold the title. When Green was appointed in 2018, Governor Cooper stated that “Jaki Shelton Green brings a deep appreciation of our state’s diverse communities to her role as an ambassador of North Carolina literature. Jaki’s appointment is a wonderful new chapter in North Carolina’s rich literary history.”

Green is a 2019 Academy of American Poet Laureate Fellow, 2014 NC Literary Hall of Fame Inductee, 2009 NC Piedmont Laureate appointment, 2003 recipient of the North Carolina Award for Literature, and she currently teaches Documentary Poetry at Duke University Center for Documentary Studies.




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Date:
January 21
Time:
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Urban Reader Bookstore
440 East McCullough Drive Suite A-130 NC 28262 United States + Google Map