The Poetry Society of South Carolina

Statewide Poetry Events and Deadlines

updated 10-24-2009

October 17
Richland School District Two Education Foundation, City of Forest Acres, Books-A-Million:
The Fall Literature and Arts Festival
Saturday, October 17, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Dent Middle School, Columbia
Admission free; $5 to see "CSI: NY" star and author Hill Harper and chef and author Edie Hand. Festival will include over 20 authors and poets, panel discussions, book signings, book sales and special performances.

November 1
SC Book Festival
Deadline for presenter applications
The 14th annual SC Book Festival
February 26-28, 2010
Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
Author will be considered as presenters for panels and readings, for book signings in the Book Signing Area, and for other special events.
Info and guidelines: SC Book Festival Website

November 13
Poetry Society of SC
Doug Van Gundy
Friday, November 13, 7:00 p.m.
Second Presbyterian Church, Charleston
Info: PSSC Program Page

November 20-21
Humanities Council of SC
2009 SC Humanities Festival
The festival will celebrate the local history and culture of Bennettsville and feature a workshop, tour, and other humanities events.
Info: Humanities Council of SC Website

Writers Workshop of Asheville Classes
387 Beaucatcher Road, Asheville NC
Registration: Writers Workshop of Asheville website
Financial aid is available in exhange for volunteering
Info: email or call 828-254-8111

Poets & Writers
Online National Literary Events Calendar
Post your event for free at Poets & Writers Website

Waccamaw: a journal of contemporary literature
Click here to read the Spring 2009 issue

January 7, 2010
Litchfield Tea & Poetry Series
Kurtis Lamkin
Thursday, January 7, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Waccamaw Higher Education Center
160 Wilbrook Boulevard
Book signing and refreshments after the reading
Free & open to the public
Info: email Susan Meyers or phone 843-349-4032

January 15, 2010
S.C. Arts Commission
Deadline for nominations

S.C. Arts Commission Board re-launches Verner Awards
Public nominations are now being accepted.
Info: SCAC Website

February 26-28, 2010
14th annual SC Book Festival
More than 80 authors in solo and panel presentations, more than 70 exhibitors selling books and book-related items, book signings, and special ticketed events including an Opening Night Gala and author brunch.
Info:SC Book Festival Website

March 4, 2010
Deadline for NEA Literary Fellowships
Poetry (Fiscal Year 2011)
For more information about how to apply,
please visit the NEA Website

Cerious Saturdays
Poetry and Music Open Mic
First Saturday of the month
Show starts 9:00 p.m., sign-up until 10:00 p.m.
Admission is free until 8:30, $10 after
Kamauri's Bar and Grill
1230 Red Bank Road, Goose Creek
Info: email Cerious Six

Coffee and Poetry
Most Sunday Nights, 7:00 p.m. signup
hosted by The Upstate Slam Team
Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street, Downtown Greenville

Monday Night Blues
Poetry and Music Open Mic
Mondays at 8:00 p.m.
East Bay Coffee House
159 East Bay Street, Charleston

Moody Black presents slams, open mics, and features
every third Saturday
T.K. Gregg Recreation Center
310 Oakland Avenue, Spartanburg
Admission: $5

Slam Poetry in Spartanburg
First and third Fridays, 9:00 p.m.
Brasserie Ecosse
149 South Daniel Morgan Avenue, Spartanburg

Soul Therapy Poetry Series / Columbia Slam
Open Mic and Poetry Slam
Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.
Jammin Jazz Café, Downtown Columbia
1530 Main Street

The Poetry Society of South Carolina publishes this calendar, edited by Katherine Williams, with the permission of The South Carolina Arts Commission.  Please contribute your poetry listings to telarañ  Listings from neighboring states, of interest to South Carolina poetry community, are also welcome.

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