Kim Arrington

Kim ArringtonKim Arrington is a teaching and performing artist using poetry, drama, and music to tell stories. She graduated from North Carolina Central University with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Her first volume of poetry, the lapis dwellers, was released in August 2005 voted the Independent Weekly’s Best Poetry Book. Kim’s writing has appeared in Black Arts Quarterly, Southern Quarterly, and Drumvoices Revue. Through her numerous arts residencies, Kim teaches poetry, memoir writing, playwriting, and songwriting to 15,000 youth each year, including as artist-in-residence of Durham Arts Council, Carrboro ArtsCenter, and is on faculty at Duke University’s Young Writers Camp. REQUEST KIM ARRINGTON

GRADES: Pre-K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

SAY WORD: Poems that Perform

Say Word: Poems that Perform is a multi-faceted series of poetry and performance workshops that reinforces K-12 Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts. This fun activity gives young people an opportunity to increase their self-esteem through writing and public speaking skills. A fun and interactive icebreaker is used to increase student morale. The artist-in-residence is supportive and very comfortable with various youth.

Maximum Participants: 40

Residency Fee: $Call for pricing/ residency scope & length can vary based on your needs CAPS Office 919-560-2718