CeLillianne Green

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CeLillianne Green is a Lawyer, Poet, Teacher, Mediator, and Playwright. In 2001, she wrote her first poem, Because I Love You. She shared it publicly in 2003, with no expectation she would write another poem. Ms. Green’s expectation changed in the fall and winter of 2005-2006, when she literally went from one to more than one hundred poems. Her poetry covered a range of topics and came forward at an inspired pace that humbled and amazed her. Even as she wrote, and continues to write poetry, that was a special time period. Ms. Green refers to it as the Birth of a Poet. The most significant work revealed during Ms. Green’s birth as a poet was That Word. This epic poem was published in 2010. In 2015, the DC Black Theatre Festival selected That Word for a Staged Reading, and Ms. Green adapted the book as playwright and producer.

Since the fall of 2005, CeLillianne Green has been inspired, invited, and commissioned to write poetry to honor individuals and to celebrate events, anniversaries, and institutions. In 2009, she was recognized as a Social Justice Thought Leader by the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University, for her poem, Lifted which was included in its 2009 publication, “Obama Reflections: From Election Day to Presidency.”

Ms. Green’s poetry recording, CeLillianne Says was released in 2011. She penned The Call of Freedom, and she recited it at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial for the 150th Anniversary of District of Columbia Emancipation Day in 2012. Her e-book, Marching Orders & She Rose was published in 2013 for the 50th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington. She wrote the poem, Civil and Right for the 50th Anniversary of The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Ms. Green presented this poem at the 2013 Premiere Kick-Off & Awards Reception at the United States Institute of Peace. Civil and Right is published in “Moving America Toward Justice, The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law 1963-2013.” Ms. Green’s most recent book is, A Bridge, the Poetic Primer on African and African American Experiences. In January 2016, at the invitation of Lincoln University, Ms. Green recited an original work, The Cycle of Life at the Julian Bond Celebration of Life Convocation. More of her poetry and prose can be read and heard on http://www.CeLillianneGreen.com.

Selected Work
A Bridge – Book
That Word - Book
Marching Orders & She Rose - e-book
CeLillianne Says - CD Recording

A Graceful Bow & My My My
Tribute to Maya Angelou

A Senior Moment
Honoring Phenomenal Seniors 2014

Little Old Wooden Church on the Hill
135th Anniversary of Greater Mt. Nebo AME Church, Bowie, MD

Imbedded Truth
Celebrating Phenomenal Youth 2013: Our Future in the Making

A Special Place
140th Anniversary of Howard University School of Law

Commemorating 2008 Election of President Barack H. Obama

Highest Height
Celebrating Dr. Dorothy I. Height

Jazz and Justice
30th Anniversary of WPFW Radio, 89.3 FM, Washington, DC

A Man’s Worth
Honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Written in 2016 by CeLillianne Green

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