Students to perform original poetry at Peace Voices event

Students from throughout the Greenville, South Carolina community will perform original poetry at the Peace Center on Jan. 8 as part of the new Peace Voices program. Peace Voices is a special collaboration with nationally acclaimed poet and performer Glenis Redmond. As the Peace Center’s artist-in-residence, Redmond is building a program that fosters creative expression through writing and performing poetry with young and mature writers.

Peace Voices creates a platform for youths and adults to express themselves through poetry, for the first time providing a space and a stage where the community can share their original poems in a performance setting. This initiative allows the Peace Center to reach diverse populations of all ages and backgrounds, while unlocking the artistic voices and stories inherent in the community.

The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Gunter Theatre and features a special performance by Redmond. The performance is free, but tickets are required as space is limited. Contact the Peace Center box office at (864) 467-3000 to reserve tickets.

Visit the Peace Center’s website for more information and to read poems created through Peace Voices. Contact Staci Koonce with additional questions at (864) 679-9203.

Via: The Peace Center