Freeman Arts set to present free poetry program

This event will take place at the Georgetown Public Library

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Elevating Human Spirit at the Freeman Arts Pavilion

Freeman Arts Pavilion, a program of the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation, will present a free event featuring Delaware’s Poets Laureate, The Twin Poets, on Feb. 15.

The event will take place at the Georgetown Public Library at 4 p.m. and is open to the public. This 50-minute program will feature a poetry recitation by the Twin Poets. The community event is in conjunction with the Foundation’s Arts Education program in local high schools.

The Twin Poets, Albert Mills and Nnamdi Chukwuocha, were appointed the 17th Poets Laureate of the state of Delaware in 2015. They are advocates for artistic expression throughout the state — incorporating poetry, spoken word, and creative writing programs into schools, libraries, community centers, and youth detention centers as a tool for empowerment and transformation.

The program seeks to provide audience members with an understanding of the cultural, social and historical conditions that led the brothers to write and recite poetry; the ability to recognize poetry allows us to pause and acknowledge our life and surroundings as well as discuss how poetry contributes to improved public speaking and self confidence.

The Twin Poets (Photo courtesy of The Twin Poets)

Tickets are not required, but space is limited. Parking is also limited and ridesharing/carpooling is encouraged. For more information, please email info@freemanfoundation.org.

Freeman Arts Pavilion is a program of the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation, with a purpose of creating experiences that elevate the human spirit. This program is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com. Grant support is also provided by the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, the Carl M. Freeman Foundation, and the state of Delaware. To learn more or to purchase tickets, visit freemanarts.org.