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Guilford County Schools Poet Laureate Reading
May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFREE
2020 marks the 17th year of a unique and remarkable community partnership within Guilford County Schools and supported by Greensboro Bound, Greensboro’s Literary Festival, in recognizing and encouraging the writing and appreciation of poetry by High School students. This year 13 schools participated in this county-wide poetry contest. Each school holds a local contest, and then submits finalists for selection of a Poet Laureate. The finalist submissions were judged and Poets Laureate selected by Dr. Wayne Johns, poet and professor at Greensboro College.
One of the most rewarding and valuable elements of The High School Poet Laureate Project is the connection it creates among young writers throughout the district. In a typical year, this would be done through workshops and readings scheduled to bring the participants together, but this is no typical year. In place of in person meetings, all laureates, finalists and interested writers have gathered in a Canvas course for introductions, writing prompts and planned virtual poetry readings.
2020 High School Poets Laureate:
Jada Stewart, Andrews High School
Imani Neal, Dudley High School
Cate Gwinnett, Greensboro Day School
Noah Houser, Grimsley High School
Isaac Brannon, Middle College at GTCC
Bles Cil, Northeast Guilford High School
Ana Santos, Northern Guilford High School
Gray, Northwest Guilford High School
Ashoy Wynter, Page High School
Martin Broadbelt, Ragsdale High School
Arshi Das, The STEM Early College and NC A&T
Christin Maxx Wright, Weaver Academy
Evie Lee, Western Guilford High School
HOW TO WATCH
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Meeting: 859 2234 7659