The High Point Arts Council will welcome North Carolina’s newest poet laureate, Jaki Shelton Green, to the Centennial Station Arts Center on Thursday, May 23, at 7 p.m. for a special reading and poetry discussion. Admission for this event is free and open to all ages. Seating will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

A native of North Carolina, Green is a poet, teacher, arts advocate and recently appointed poet laureate of the state. Green is the first African-American and third woman to serve as the poet laureate of North Carolina. In addition to Green’s recently received honor, she has also been inducted into the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. As a creativity coach, Green facilitates workshops all across the United States and abroad as well. Green also teaches Documentary Poetry at Duke University’s Center for Documentary studies. In all, Green has published eight books of poetry, co-edited two anthologies and also written one play.

The Centennial Station Arts Center is located at 121 S. Centennial St. in High Point.

For more information about this event, contact the High Point Arts Council at or over the phone at 336-889-2787.

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