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Many books allow us to escape the cares of this world, and enter places we have never been. Today, we are featuring some of those authors and their works. Please join us as we take a trip and explore new adventures with their books.

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Jaki Shelton Green



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www.sistawrite.com

Every woman has a story.

ncarts.org

blairpub.com

jacarpress.com

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 Copper 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."

Her collegiate and professional experiences include currently teaching Documentary Poetry at the Duke University Center for Documentary Studies, Visiting Professor for the Carlow University MFA Program, Lenoir-Rhyne University Writer-in-Residence, Duke University Teaching for Equity Fellow, Taller Portobelo Artist Colony in Portobelo Panama, University of Panama, Department of Cultural Resources for Brazil, North Carolina Turkish Association, Alhambra Cultural Center in Marrakech Morocco, NC Symphony,  NC African America Cultural Heritage Commission.

She is the owner of SistaWRITE and co-partner with Dream Yourself Awake and Vertikal Creative Ventures providing writing retreats and travel excursions for women writers in Sedona Arizona, Ocracoke North Carolina, Agadir Morocco, and Tullamore Ireland.

Awards include 2019 NC Humanities Council Caldwell Award, 2019 American Academy of Poets Laureate Fellowship, 2018 Tar Heel of the Year Finalist2018 Indies Arts Award, 2018 NC Literary and Historical Association R. Hunt Parker Award, 2018 Phi Beta Kappa Award, 2017-2018 Duke University Faculty Travel Grants, 2017 Certification of Teacher Excellence presented by the Kingdom of Morocco Ministry of National Education, 2016 Kathryn H. Wallace Award for Artists in Community Service2014 NC Literary Hall of Fame Inductee, 2014 Pushcart Prize Nominee, 2010 Fine Arts Emerald Award (Raleigh LINKS), 2009 NC Piedmont Laureate appointment, 2007 Sam Ragan Award for Contributions to the Fine Arts of North Carolina, 2003 recipient of the North Carolina Award for Literature (the highest award the state can bestow for significant contributions in science, literature, fine arts, and public service), 2003 North Caroliniana Society induction. Jaki Shelton Green is the recipient of two NC Emerging Artist Grants, the African American Writer’s Collective Distinction Award, NC Writers Network Blumenthal Award2002 Omega Iota Finer Womanhood Award (Zeta Phi Beta Sorority) Delta Arts Award (Delta Sigma Theta Sorority)

Jaki Shelton Green is the author of eight collections of poetry: Dead on Arrival, Dead on Arrival and New Poems, Masks, Conjure Blues, singing a tree into dance, breath of the song, published by Carolina Wren Press and Blair Publishers. Her other publications; Feeding the Light, I Want to Undie You are published by Jacar Press. Her poetry has been published in over eighty national and international anthologies and featured in magazines such as Essence and Ms. Magazine.

 





 

 

 

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2019/2020 Fund Donations

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Goal: $4,000.00
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Events Calendar

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Upcoming events

    • 24 Sep 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Turnage Theater


    Our critique groups meets year-round, the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7pm, Turnage Theater in downtown Washington, NC. 

    Purposely small critique group allows each person time to read a short selection of their latest work and receive constructive criticism in a caring atmosphere. We expect members to respect the boundaries of decency and propriety for the listener and the writer. We look forward to a mutual rich growth.



    • 03 Oct 2019
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • China Bay Buffet, Chocowinity

    Join Pamlico Writers Group for an opportunity to learn from Poet Jeanne Julian. A North Carolina poet, Jeanne will share readings with us and discuss her writing process. This informal setting provides a unique opportunity to ask questions and really engage with our featured author. Lunch (dutch treat) begins at 12:30, with Jeanne's presentation and discussion beginning at 1pm. The author's books will also be available for purchase and signing.  No registration required.


    • 07 Nov 2019
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • China Bay Buffet, Chocowinity

    Join Pamlico Writers Group for an opportunity to learn from mystery author Thomas Kies. Author of the Geneva Chase Mystery Series and a featured panelist at Thrillerfest, Tom will share with us his strategies for building a five year plan, as well as discuss his books. This informal setting provides a unique opportunity to ask questions and really engage with our featured author. Lunch (dutch treat) begins at 12:30, with Tom's presentation and discussion beginning at 1pm. The author's books will also be available for purchase and signing. No registration is required.       


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