September 15, 2021
World-Renowned Poet Glenis Redmond
World-renowned poet, teacher, and performance artist Glenis Redmond will deliver an interactive poetry performance in Chapman Auditorium on the FMU campus. Her work centers on the African-American experience, drawing from her personal history growing up in the Carolinas.
A native of Sumter, S.C., Redmond has received numerous honors, including being named a Cave Canem Fellow and a Kennedy Center Teaching Artist. The event is open to the public and will be live-streamed on FMU’s YouTube channel.
Following the performance, Student Life Vice President and historian Christopher Kennedy will facilitate an audience discussion session.
Redmond’s appearance is funded by the South Carolina Humanities Council and the Pee Dee Poetry and Fiction Festival.