Arts Discovery

Arts Discovery Educational Series presents

Urban Folklore Poetry with Dasan Ahanu and Friends


  • Tue, April 9 at 10:00am
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    Performance Length: 90 minutes

    “Urban Folklore” is a spoken word showcase featuring dynamic poetic storytellers. The showcase features established and emerging poets whose work and backgrounds represent the diversity of the voices across North Carolina, especially those from underrepresented communities. Moderated by 2023 Piedmont Laureate, Dasan Ahanu, “Urban Folklore” not only provides an opportunity for students to see and hear these poets at work, but the event also holds space for a talkback with the poets to give insight into their process and the inspiration behind their poetry.

    Curriculum Connections: Language Arts, Literacy, Poetry, Communication, Theatre Arts, Culture

    All Durham Public Schools reservations will be made by the school-designated Arts Liaison. The Arts Liaison was appointed by each school principal to coordinate this effort. Please contact your principal for further action.

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