Meet Maurice J. Norman

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Meet Maurice J. Norman, a poet whose journey spans continents. Holding his pen with both artistry and academic rigor, Maurice has earned a degree in English and a degree in Africana Studies from Davidson College, enriching his work with nuances relevant to amplifying untold stories (specifically, and currently, of historic Black communities in Mecklenburg County). With a portfolio spanning from the 2023 Emerging Creators Fellowship awarded by the Arts and Science Council in Charlotte, NC, to a Stories Yet to be Told Andrew W. Mellon Foundation fellowship, Maurice is not just proficient with verse but an emerging catalyst and bridge builder between Mecklenburg County communities. Contact him if interested in any sort of creative alignment.

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A spoken word performance delivered by Maurice on February 1st, 2023 during Charlotte Poet Laureate Jay Ward's event Black Charlotte: A Poetic Celebration of Place & Folk.