Building Our Human Museum

Building Our Human Museum
Saturday, February 15, 2020, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Saturday  |  February 15  |  9:30 a.m.-noon
Register by noon February 10

Jaki Shelton Green, North Carolina Poet Laureate, will conduct a workshop on Building Our Human Museum on the WMPC campus.

As you think of yourself as your own curator or personal anthropologist... what is in your human museum? What are the rooms, spaces, containers you create for the telling, for the keeping, for the knowing, for your stories, your creativity, and for your validations as a writer?

Participants will experience their writing instruments (pens, computers) becoming powerful excavation tools unearthing new creative texts or buried inspiration. This deep engagement will provide an opportunity to truly understand why we all should understand and manifest the need to be the curators of our own lives; hence the curators and guides for harvesting our creative lives.

 Jaki Shelton Green is the first African American and third woman to be appointed as the North Carolina Poet Laureate. When he appointed her 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." Ms. Green currently teaches Documentary Poetry at the Duke University Center for Documentary Studies. She is the author of eight collections of poetry.

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