Family First: Musical Poetry with Curtis Lavon

Celebrate National Poetry Month with a musical poetry workshop, featuring songwriter Curtis Lavon.

In honor of National Poetry Month, participants will write poetry with a rhythmic undertone. We will discuss and practice the various ways music influences how we write poetry.

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About the Teaching Artist
Poet Curtis Lavon is from Columbia, SC. Lavon embarked on his creative journey as an artist shortly after 2011, when he suffered a series of heart attacks in Greenville, SC. He stated, "While I was in the hospital, I heard music yet the room was either quiet or full of visitor chatter. And it was like I knew what I needed to do." In April 2016, Lavon released his premier poetic masterpiece entitled Lipservice. Lavon's second poetic project entitled Adlibs (2017) hit the Upstate South Carolina circuit in a frenzy after debuting his spoken word poetry at Coffee Underground's open mic. His follow-up mixtape entitled Romans was released Spring 2018 on all major music platforms. Lavon is most noted for his storytelling ability and stage presence amongst southern poets. His music's melodic tones enable him to speak on love, faith, and redemption as a man of God.

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Schedule & Tickets


Saturday, April 1, 2023 @ 12:00pm · tickets · add to calendar 2023-04-01 12:00:00 2023-04-01 15:00:00 America/New_York Family First: Musical Poetry with Curtis Lavon Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture at Levine Center for the Arts, 551 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC, 28202

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