Self-Care Saturdays: Poetry and Storytelling with Salaam Green

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Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art
901 S College Street
Auburn, AL 36849
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Date: April 27th, 2024
Time: 10:30 AM until 12:00 PM

Through guided exploration of The Jule’s galleries by writer, Salaam Green, attendees will explore themes of rest and reckoning. Attendees will take pause and consider poems of respite and will have the opportunity to do their own writing. Each session will offer a new experience and interpretation of poetry, storytelling, and art. No experience or materials required.

About Salaam Green: Salaam Green is a writer and educator and was most recently selected as Birmingham’s inaugural Poet Laureate. A daughter of Alabama’s Black Belt, Green has spent more than 16 years as an arts educator, healer, and community leader. She is the founder and director of Literary Healing Arts and a Road Scholar for the Alabama Humanities Alliance. A certified trainer for the Kellogg Foundation’s Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation, Green also leads “Write to Heal” workshops-- a series of seminars geared to instructing both individuals and organizations in using poetry, writing, and storytelling to reclaim their voices and transform their lives. Green is a published author whose work has been featured in the book “Peaches the Perfect Poet” and the Alabama Arts Journal.

In Birmingham, Green has worked with several organizations including the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Magic City Poetry Festival. This year, Green was one of the poets featured during the Magic City Poetry Festival’s Poetry in the Gardens program. In October, Green partnered with poet Tania Russell and the Alabama Humanities Alliance to host “Inked and Echoed,” a series of book signings and discussions at the inaugural Birmingham FOOD+ culture festival. Green is also a poet in residence at The Wallace Center for Arts and Reconciliation (formerly Klein Arts and Culture).