CCBC hosts U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo on Thursday, April 15

Apr 08, 2021 | by Lisa Harlow | 443.840.4668 (office) | 443.610.3246 (cell)

Community College of Baltimore County is pleased to host U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo from 12:45 to 2:05 pm Thursday, April 15 via Zoom. This virtual event is free and open to the public.

Harjo will read from her work and discuss her signature project, Living Nations, Living Words, featuring work by 47 Native Nations poets through an interactive ArcGIS Story Map and audio collection. Harjo is an internationally renowned performer and writer of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, currently serving her second term as the 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States. She is the first Native American to hold this position.

This event is co-hosted by CCBC’s Community Book Connection and Creative Writing Forum. For more information, please email Carr Kizzier at

Join the Zoom meeting:
Meeting ID: 827 9065 5779
Password: USPoets


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Since 1957, CCBC has opened the doors to accessible, affordable, high-quality education empowering generations of area residents to transform their lives and the lives of others. Each year, more than 50,000 students enroll at the college’s main campuses, extension centers and online to make their starts, earn degrees, launch and build careers. CCBC offers the region’s most expansive selection of degree, certificate and workplace certification programs that prepare students for transfer, job entry and career advancement in such industries as business, education, health care, information technology, cybersecurity, construction and transportation. Designated as the “Best Community College” among the Maryland Daily Record’s 2020 Reader Rankings, CCBC is also nationally recognized as a leader in innovative learning strategies and among the nation’s top associate degree producers.

CCBC is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

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