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Tuesday, December 15, 2015, 7 p.m.
Phillip Shabazz, poet
Providence United Methodist Church
2810 Providence Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28211
As a poet, author, and teach artist, Phillip Shabazz has built an outstanding, extensive and respected career. His work, which explores issues of community and culture in America, has been acclaimed by the media, critics, and audiences across North Carolina. His writing expresses diverse points of view, from poems about family and friends, challenged by the complexities of life to narratives that celebrate human possibilities. His latest collection is Flames in the Fire: Poems.
In 1977 Shabazz became Duke University’s third artist-in-residence at the Mary Lou Center for Black Culture. While at Duke, Shabazz was a founding member of SpiritHouse, a community service organization. During his four year residency, with funding from the Semans and Mary Duke Biddle foundations, Shabazz organized both a student art collective and a twice-monthly speakers series that presented local and nationally-known poets and writers.
Shabazz conducts creative writing workshops across his home state of North Carolina and has taught at more than 300 schools, conferences and community centers. Currently, he is a poet-in-the-schools of N. C. and is affiliated with the North Carolina Arts Council. He has been a visiting writer at many colleges and universities, including UNC-Chapel Hill, Elon, Winthrop, and Warren Wilson, and the Writers’ Series at Appalachian State.
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2015-16 Calendar of Events
September 15, 2015 -- Alan Michael Parker, author
October 20, 2015 -- Critique groups
November 17th, 2015 - Combined meeting with WNBA
December 15, 2015 - Philip Shabazz, poet
January 20, 2016 - Selected Members' Reading
February 16, 2016 - John Claude Bemis, author
March 15, 2016 - TBD
April 19, 2016 - Shelby Stephenson, North Carolina Poet Laureate
May 17, 2016 - Abigail Dewitt, novelist & short story author