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Story by Kyesha Jennings

In honor of National Poetry Month, we caught up with Green to learn more about her initiative in Columbus County, her creative partnership with the flute duo Flutronix, and her thoughts about her service as the state’s poet laureate.

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North Carolina Arts Council

North Carolina is home to many jazz education programs and jazz festivals, and we even have a music park that pays homage to jazz greats. Check out our list of all things Jazz in North Carolina.

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North Carolina Arts Council

The North Carolina Writers’ Network will host its first in-person spring conference since 2019 on Saturday, April 23. This year's conference is a hybrid model. Registered participants will have the option to attend the conference in person at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro or virtually.

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North Carolina Arts Council

Royal Expressions Contemporary Ballet returns to the stage after a four-year hiatus. On April 11–24, the dance company will be in residence at the Hyers Theatre and present its Spring Revival. The program will present excerpts from the company’s stage and film repertoire and feature guest artists from in and around the Greensboro community.

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Story by Brenna McCallum

Although converting school classrooms and after-school programs into virtual iterations was necessary to keep children and families safe from the virus, it was also highly disruptive and, for many, isolating. Routines were upended, and parents and children alike struggled to maintain not only the day-to-day motions of life but also their mental well-being. Arts organizations jumped in to help with whatever resources they had.