Wilmington, NC – The University of North Carolina Wilmington Office of Cultural Arts, in partnership with New Hanover County Schools and Dreams of Wilmington, presents “Poetry off the Page,” a four-day arts integration residency with award-winning poet, performer and teaching artist Glenis Redmond, Oct. 17 – 20. Part of the office’s ARTworks educational outreach initiative, the residency includes in-school workshops for sixth graders at Virgo Preparatory Academy, professional development for teachers and teaching artists as well as a free community performance at 4 p.m. at Dreams of Wilmington (901 Fanning Street).
Virgo Preparatory Academy (Oct. 17 – 19)
Acclaimed poet and Kennedy Center Teaching Artist Glenis Redmond conducts poetry writing workshops with sixth graders at Virgo Preparatory (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 (Grades 5 – 8)
Weds., Oct. 17 | 4 to 7 p.m. | Virgo Preparatory Academy
The “Poetry Off the Page” professional development workshop 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. Registration required. Visit http://uncw.edu/arts/GlenisRedmond.html for more details.
Performance & Community Arts Day
Sat., Oct. 20
Arts Programs for Families & Youth (2 to 4 p.m.)
Performance by Glenis Redmond (4 p.m.)
The residency culminates with a Community Arts Day at Dreams of Wilmington (901 Fanning St.), featuring arts activities by Dreams teaching artists (2 to 4 p.m.) and a free public performance by Glenis Redmond and. All ages are invited to participate. For more information, visit Dreams of Wilmington. Additional information about this residency is available at http://uncw.edu/arts/GlenisRedmond.html.
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.