Jaki Shelton Green
For poetry month, we are hosting poet laureate, Jaki Shelton Green, who will be doing a book reading on Person County Campus.
Jaki Shelton Green is the first African American and third woman to be appointed as the North Carolina Poet Laureate. When he appointed her in 2018, Governor Cooper stated that “Jaki Shelton Green brings a deep appreciation of our state’s diverse communities to her role as an ambassador of North Carolina literature. Jaki’s appointment is a wonderful new chapter in North Carolina’s rich literary history.”
This event will count as a “Passport Event” for students enrolled in the Global Distinction program.
This event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow after the reading.