State Theatre’s Artist-in-Residence, nationally-acclaimed poet Glenis Redmond hosts a FREE online Community Poetry Reading on Zoom during National Poetry Month. This special event is a celebration of our community, and the power of poetry to connect us all. The event will start with Glenis as she performs poetry from her 20+ year career. Later in the program, she will be joined by some of the people that she has guided and inspired to create their own personal poems.
Glenis Redmond is an award-winning poet and educator from South Carolina who is passionate about guiding others to gather their stories through poetry. She tells stories with poetry—tales from her life, her family, her African-American heritage, and her sensitive observations of the world around her—inspiring audiences of all ages. Glenis is a teaching artist with the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC; Poet-in-Residence at the Peace Center in Greenville, SC; and a featured performer on National Public Radio and TEDx.