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NPR Poet-in-Residence Kwame Alexander will be in Springfield Thursday, April 27

Poet, educator and producer Kwame Alexander
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Poet, educator and producer Kwame Alexander

Alexander is a poet, educator and producer and is a New York Times bestselling author of 38 books.

Award-winning poet, author and producer Kwame Alexander will be in Springfield Thursday, April 27. He's also poet-in-residence at NPR, and he's a regular on NPR's Morning Edition. Alexander will give a presentation to K-12 teachers about teaching writing to youth from 3:30 to 5 at the Springfield Art Museum, 1111 E. Brookside Dr. Registration is required by calling Rhonda Hittenberger Ortiz at 417-836-4090.

Thursday night at 7, he'll give a public presentation from 7 to 8 at the museum where he'll discuss his works and young adult literature. He'll be available to sign books afterwards. Find out more about Alexander's visit here.

Alexander's presentations are sponsored through a partnership of the Springfield Art Museum; MSU Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning; and the African-American Read-in, which is a collaborative of the MSU Libraries; the Springfield-Greene County Library District; Drury University; Springfield Public Schools; and the Springfield NAACP.

You can hear an interview with Kwame Alexander by clicking on the "listen" button above.

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.