The St. Louis Public Library Diversity Writers Series PresentsEast St. Louis Poet LaureateDr. Eugene B. RedmondWednesday, April 7Writer's Workshop on the "kwansaba" (a poetic form he created) 6-7 p.m.
Poetry Presentation: 7-7:40 p.m.
Book signing follows the poetry presentation.Books and CDs available for purchase.********************
Professor Emeritus of English at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and the editor of Drumvoices Revue, Redmond is active in the local, national, and international writing community. In 1976, he became the first poet laureate named by a municipality. He was the 1991 winner of the American Book Award. The Eugene B. Redmond Writers Club was founded in 1986 in East St. Louis with writers Maya Angelou and Amiri Baraka serving on the board of directors. Under Dr. Redmond's leadership, the club continues to serve novice and experienced writers across the globe.