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Filling in the Blanks: Poetry Reading & Book Signing with Glenis Redmond

Saturday, February 10, 2024
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free for Members or included with Museum admission

In Celebration of Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, the Museum will host a weekend of inspiring programming featuring Greenville, South Carolina, Poet Laureate Glenis Redmond. Guests can enjoy a poetry reading and book signing on Saturday, February 10. Additionally, on Sunday, February 11, attendees are invited to participate in an engaging writing workshop led by Redmond, providing a unique opportunity to delve into the art of poetry and creative expression.


4pm • Poetry Reading • Multipurpose Space, level 1

5:30pm • Book Signing • Windgate Foundation Atrium

Click here to register for Day 2—Filling in the Blanks: Writing Workshop with Glenis Redmond


Glenis Redmond is the first Poet Laureate of Greenville, South Carolina. She is a 2023 Poet Laureate Fellow selected by the American Academy of Poets. Glenis has published six books of poetry. Her latest books are The Listening Skin (Four Way Books), Praise Songs for Dave the Potter, Art by Jonathan Green, and Poetry by Glenis Redmond (University of Georgia Press). Glenis received the highest arts award in South Carolina, the Governor’s Award, and was inducted into the South Carolina Academy of Authors in 2022. The Listening Skin was shortlisted for the Open Pen America and Julie Suk awards. Glenis has performed nationally and internationally from Hawaii to Haiti. She has toured in England: London, Liverpool and Luton. She has toured from Maui, Molokai, to Mauldin. She speaks for the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) US. She presented in Muscat, Oman, in 2016 and virtually for students in Guatemala and El Salvador for Juneteenth in 2023. Glenis is a mother of twin daughters, Amber and Celeste. She is a Grandmother (Gaga) to Julian, Paisley, and Quinn. Glenis believes poetry is the mouth that speaks when all other mouths are silent. Learn more at glenisredmond.com/.

In the absence of comprehensive records, I rely on fragments of the past—relics, the few surviving photographs, and the visceral connection to the land itself. These are the threads that weave together the tapestry of my heritage.

As we gather in this space, let us listen intently and immerse ourselves in the echoes of the past. Let us create not just art but a living testament to the resilience embedded in the stories of our ancestors.” —Glenis Redmond

Asheville Art Museum