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April 22, 2018, 2pm-4 pm

Eloise Greenfield Day

Featuring recitations of her poems by local elementary school students; a live jazz rendition of her classic poem, Honey, I Love; a tribute from renowned children's book illustrator Jan Spivey Gilchrist; a snippet of the ChildTimes Oral History Project; and a live conversation between Eloise Greenfield and her daughter, Monica. 

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    A live conversation between Eloise Greenfield and her daughter, Monica. Featuring recitations of her poems by local elementary school students; a live jazz rendition of her classic poem, Honey, I Love, and a tribute from renowned children's book illustrator Jan Spivey Gilchrist.
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