Poetry in Carrboro

Guest Post by Susan Brown

Bring your lunch to the Carrboro Century Center this Thursday, April 13th, at 12:00 noon and hear award-winning poet Jaki Shelton Green read, enjoy coffee from the Open Eye Cafe, and celebrate National Poetry Month!

In 2003, Jaki Shelton Green received the North Carolina Award for Literature. Her poetry has appeared in publications such as The African-American Review, Ms. and Essence. She has performed her poetry and taught workshops in the United States, the Caribbean, Europe, and Brazil. Green also teaches creative writing to marginalized populations of our society such as the homeless, the newly literate, and the incarcerated. She collaborates with human service agencies and non-profit organizations whose focus is using writing as a tool of recovery and change. Her newest collection, Breath of the Song, Selected and New Poems, was released in August 2005.

Her reading is part of a month-long celebration of National Poetry Month, called "Poetry on Your Plate." Co-sponsored by the Carrboro Cybrary and the Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department, the series brings local and regional poets to downtown Carrboro to read from their works and talk about their poetic lives. For more information about this program, please call 918-7387 or 918-7372.

See you @ the Century Center!

Susan Brown
Branch Manager
Carrboro Cybrary
100 N. Greensboro St.



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