Poet Sonia Sanchez with resident Kim Ellis


    "Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution." Albert Einstein

    Artists who were residents
    AJ Wright, Arleigh Prelow, Barbara Russell, Belva Davis, Carol Bash, Carole Ita White, Dahlia Ross, David Champagne, Debra Bracy, Ebon, Eric Parsons, Erica Gimpel, Faith Pennick, Ferne Gillespie, Imani, Iyanna Jones, Janet Shartel, Jerry Matz, Kim Ellis, Lesago Malepe, LeVan Hawkins, Makani Themba Nixon, Mary Wheeler, Matt Jones, Micheal Adams, Norma L. Jarrett, Russell Robertson, Shana Mahaffey, Sharon Rosenberg, Simone Barnes, Storme Webber, Susanna Briselli, Virginia Deeds. Afaa Weaver, Emily Dreyfuss, Belva Davis, Luvon Robinson, Jacqueline Jones La Mon.

    Dinner Guests and Lecturers
    Bob and Bettye Baker, Charles Boxenbaum, Doris Toumarkine, Dr. Robert Hayden, Elisabeth Benedict, Ella Tulin, Isabelle Powell, Janet Hill, Jessica Harris, Jill Nelson, Patricia Williams, Jan Pogue, Jim Parr, Johanna Lawrenson, Kate Feiffer Len and Georgia Morris, Marty Nadler, Melissa Breese, Nat Benjamin, Pam Benjamin, Philip and Shirley Craig, Raven Snook, Stan Nelson, Susan Klein, Jill Nelson, Dan Waters.

    Renaissance House is very proud of the artists who have come through its doors. Consider the hotel maid, mother of four, grandmother of 3 children at age 36 and caregiver to her mother. She hid herself in the bathroom during her lunch break to write poetry on her breaks at work and was later nominated for Poet of the Year in the state of Georgia.
    Consider the former factory worker whose work garnered a Kingsley Tufts Award worth $100,000 and a Phillis Wheatley Book Award, among others.

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