Okay! Greensboro is one of those cities that's filled with a lot of life, history and attractions. When I decided to attended Guilford, I was hesitant because I don't own a car or even have my license. In the city trains and buses are easy to access so other means of transportation aren't considered. Overall I was happy to be getting away from the fast New York life and adjust to a slower pace, and as a poet I though that this would bring new inspiration to my writing. It's surprising that one of my greats friends, who is also an incredible writer told me that moving here for school would kill my wring; he was in infact wrong.
In my frist three months at Guilford I had the opportunity to promote and host a concert, on campus that showcased a full range of art forms. Amongst the arts there were three artist that are well connected with Guilford.
Josephus III is an amazing spoken word artist and performer. He also teaches workshops in Greensboro and is currently doing a series of performances that I recommend you to check out if you live close to any of the different locations. He will also be taking a team to a national poetry slam entitled "Brave New Voices",and that's a huge deal.
Every year the Multicultural Resource Center along with the sponsorship from other clubs at Guilford host a competition broken into parts from dance, to poetry, rap, and music. This last over a span of months. The winner is rewarded with a monetary prize along with some studio time. Many of those that participate are well know in the downtown area and also in other states. I found that this revived my writing and also gave me a different t perspective. Though writing meant something different for me and all the other people I knew back home it means something different for those in the Triad and I got the chance to be a part of their experiences and hear their stories.
Apart from the arts scene because this is a college town with other institutions such as North Carolina A&T and UNCG. There are also many diners, clubs, and museums where you can hang out and sort of relax after a week of writing papers and reading. If you like museums you can attend the Greensboro museum and learn a little bit more about the town and their progression. The Civil Rights Museum recently had a grand opening and many Guilford students attended this event. Feel free to check out the links below, they're in order;