Poet laureate to kick off Courthouse Speaker Series

Published 6:46 pm Monday, March 15, 2021

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Dare County Arts Council has announced that The Courthouse Speaker Series, a new program under the umbrella of The Courthouse Sessions, will kick off on March 16 at 7 p.m. with A Conversation with North Carolina Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green.

This program – supported by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council – brings cultural scholars from a variety of disciplines to the local population and online audiences.

“The goal of The Courthouse Speaker Series is to create a lasting, sustainable platform to listen, learn and interact with scholars in a safe, responsible setting,” stated a DCAC press release. “Our presenters will share new ideas and expand the understanding of important issues which will provide a richer cultural awareness and experience for our community.”

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“The arts is a platform for building community. I’m honored and happy to be the inaugural conversation in this coastal North Carolina program,” said Green. “The more we tell ourselves our stories, the more we find ourselves inside of each other’s stories.”

For now, presentations will be broadcast on Dare County Arts Council’s Facebook page as a series of conversations one Tuesday each month at 7 p.m. from March through December.

Email DCAC executive director Chris Sawin at DareArtsInfo@gmail.com with questions.

For more information, visit DareArts.org/speakerseries.