Asheville Wordfest 2020 is cancelled. Asheville Wordfest 2021 will take place April 22-24 exactly as you see it here!
Geopoetics Appalachia launches the 12th Asheville Wordfesthast, a weekend festival featuring workshops and classes and performances about creativity, community, healing, cultural renewal, and expansion of compassion toward a just world.
AVL Wordfest 2020
We have more than thirty exquisite proposals for Asheville Wordfest. We have ten classrooms plus boardroom and rooftop ballroom at Battery Park. Spirituality, Witness-Bearing, Wellness, a panel of Cherokee and Lumbee Nations writers, Entrepreneurship for Creative Wonders, News and Poetry from the Mexican Border, Sacred Hindu Dance, Ecology, Poetry, Memoir, Fiction, Asheville and Global Social Justice, Grief, and Listening to Nature. See the schedule for the full festival.
Glenis Redmond is grounded in many worlds: Poetry, The Teaching Arts and Imagination Activism. As a Poet, her feet are firmly planted on both the page and the stage. As a Teaching Artist, her educational reach extends into the classroom, where she teaches both students and teachers to open to their own poetry within. As a Spiritual Activist she uses the bright bloom of her heart and soul to unlock the doors of creativity in others.Glenis is an award-winning poet, author of Backbone and Under The Sun and a Kennedy Center teaching artist. She is also a dynamic performer of her work and has presented all around the country for both student and adult audiences.
As a poet-in-residence and she conducts a workshop for teachers on teaching poetry through our Kennedy Center Partners in Education program.