International Women's Day was celebrated yesterday at Scuppernong Books on South Elm Street. People of all ages and backgrounds assembled to enjoy a diverse collection of voices: Jaki Shelton Green, Debra Kaufman, Veronica Grossi, Ashley "Milli" Lumpkin, Barbara Kenyon, Trudy Young Taylor, Sheryl Rider, Birgul Tuzlali, and Stephanie Lindley. These nine accomplished writers spoke to a full house in the back of the bookstore. In the above photo, "Milli" is reading some of her emotional, powerful poetry. How nice to have these wonderful literary events in our community. Thank you, Scuppernong's.
In addition to the event at Scuppernong's, down the street, in the Greensboro Coliseum, the women's basketball team of Notre Dame played and beat Florida State, becoming 2015 ACC tournament champions. Yesterday, from having their way with sports to having their way with words, women in Greensboro were being celebrated for living their dreams. To women everywhere, may this be the best year ever!