Winston-Salem Writers “Poetry of Witness” workshop by Zoom

In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, WSW will offer “Poetry of Witness” by North Carolina poet laureate Jaki Shelton Green on Saturday, April 15, from 10 a.m. to noon by Zoom. Poetry of witness is a form of documentary poetry that attempts to reveal humanity through the art of words.

The first African American and third woman to be appointed as the North Carolina Poet Laureate, Jaki Shelton Green teaches documentary poetry at Duke University Center for Documentary Studies and was appointed as the 2021 Frank B. Hanes Writer in Residence at UNC Chapel Hill.

Registration opens March 15 at, and the deadline for registration is April 13. The cost for the workshop will be $20 for WSW members or $35 for non-members. The workshop will be limited to 40 participants.