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Announcing Debut of WORD UP! Poetry Posters

From our friends at In Public Service in Winston-Salem:

In Public Service, a nonprofit based in Winston-Salem, announces the debut of the new WORD UP! bus poetry poster, co-sponsored by Winston-Salem Delta Fine Arts. The posters are placed in WSTA buses among the advertisement posters and are seen by 10,000+ passengers per day.

The arrival of the new posters will be celebrated during the poetry awards portion of the “Silver Arts Exhibition: Fine Arts, Heritage Arts, Literature” Awards Ceremony (part of the Winston-Salem Recreation & Parks Department’s Senior Olympics Program):

Thursday, April 26, 2012
2:00 p.m.
Delta Arts Center
2611 New Walkertown Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Guests will include Mayor Allen Joines and WSTA Director Art Barnes, both of whom will recite a poem. They will be joined by the three Silver Arts program participants whose poetry has received first-, second-, and third-place distinctions.

The new bus poetry poster celebrates both National Poetry Month and North Carolina’s history of African-American writing and publishing. It features excerpts from George Moses Horton’s 1829 book of poetry and from Frances Ellen Watkins Harper’s 1857 Poems on Miscellaneous Subjects.