Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Juggling and poetry workshops

Poetry Off the Page with Glenis Redmond


Experience poetry coming to life! Join workshop leader Glenis Redmond, performance poet and educator from North Carolina, to learn ways to use brainstorming, imagery, and layering to write powerful and effective poems. Clear and easy poetic structures and formats empower you to expand your imagination and to cross creative boundaries. This workshop is for all who wish to know and express themselves more intimately; writing experience is not necessary. Before you begin writing, you will be given prompts to guide you in expressing your own spirit and truth.

Sat., April 28 at 1:00 pm at the Patel Conservatory at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center

Call 813-222-6453 to register
Glenis Redmond's love of words has carried her across the country for thirteen years. She logs over 35,000 miles a year bringing poetry to the masses. This Road Warrior Poet though steeped in Afro-Carolinian roots, speaks a universal tongue of love, loss, celebration, sorrow and hope. Her verse uplifts family, culture, and community. Glenis is a gentle pen pusher as she encourages others to find their voice at diverse venues across the country from prisons, universities, festivals, conferences, camps, keynotes, rallies, to schools. Her poems soothe, illicit and inspire others to pick up their pen and travel their own poetic road.

Glenis is a 2005-2006 NC Literary Award recipient and a Denny C. Plattner Award winner for Outstanding Poetry, awarded by the Appalachian Heritage Journal. She has been inducted in the Mt. Xpress' Hall of Fame for Best Poet in Western North Carolina after winning for over seven years. Glenis is a national workshop leader with the Kennedy Center's Partnership in Education Program in Washington, D.C. Her work has aired on National Public Radio. She is a past winner of the Southern Fried Poetry Slam and a top ten finalist in the National Poetry Slam. Glenis' work has been published most recently in Meridians, African Voices, EMRYS, Asheville Poetry Review, 2006 Kakalak: A Journal of Carolina Poets, Appalachian Heritage and the Appalachian Journal. Her manuscript Under the Sun was short listed by Autumn House Press.

Sara Felder (of June Bride) Juggling Class


Grades: 5-Adult

This juggling class is for people of all levels from beginner to advanced. The coordination-challenged are especially welcome. Everyone learns to do something they didn’t think they could do. Leave the silk shirt at home and get ready to sweat. Big fun.

Sat., April 28 2-4 p.m.

Call 813.222.1002 to register.

Both workshops are free to Patel Conservatory students; $5 all others

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