Second Thursday in January
First Thursdays, February through April
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Litchfield Exchange – new location!
Highway 17, Litchfield Beach SC, 29585
Book signing and refreshments after the reading
Free and open to the public
Co-sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at
Coastal Carolina University, and PSSC.
For further info about the events, contact series co-founders
Susan Laughter Meyers, email <email@example.com>
Linda Ketron, phone 843-234-3422.
Please check out the Litchfield Tea & Poetry Series group on Facebook!
To download the flyer for this series as a pdf, click here.
Kickoff with Local Poets:
Caroline Cahill, Jim Rogers, Susan Scheno
Caroline Cahill’s poetry has appeared in Hayden's Ferry Review and Copper Nickel. A Myrtle Beach native, she teaches at Coastal Carolina University. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Virginia Commonwealth University (2011) and a BA in Communications from the College of Charleston (2006). During her studies she served as an editorial intern for Crazyhorse and Blackbird journals.
Jim R. Rogers is the author of Starts And Stops Along The Way, a personal memoir with observations, philosophies, hopes and dreams, success and failures of a life lived so far. For 15 years he was a columnist for a regional specialty newspaper. He also worked in television, advertising, and production before becoming a Parenting and Family Life Educator.
Susan Scheno is the author of the chapbook Woman of Water, Woman of Sand, published by Finishing Line Press in 2012. Her poems have also appeared in The State newspaper, Journey-Work of the Sea, Kakalak 2009, the New Hampshire Troubador, and elsewhere. A native of Hudson Falls and Long Island, NY, she currently lives in Pawleys Island—where she writes surrounded by water.
Hastings Hensel and Jennifer Pournelle
Hastings Hensel is the author of Control Burn, which won the 2011 Iron Horse Literary Review Single-Author Contest. His poetry and book reviews have appeared in The South Carolina Review, Gray's Sporting Journal, Cave Wall, Pleiades, The Hopkins Review, and other journals. He lives in Murrells Inlet, teaches at Coastal Carolina University, and is a regular feature writer for South Carolina Living magazine.
Jennifer Pournelle is the author of Excavations, A City Cycle, which won the SC Poetry Book Prize (Univ. of SC Press, 2011), and Outies, a work of science fiction. A Research Fellow at USC, she is an archaeologist and anthropolist best known for reconstructing landscapes surrounding ancient cities. She formerly served as a US Army intelligence officer and arms control negotiator.
Keith Flynn, poet & musician
Keith Flynn is the author of five collections of poetry: Colony Collapse Disorder (Wings Press, 2013), The Golden Ratio (2007), The Lost Sea (2000), The Book of Monsters (1994), and The Talking Drum (1991). His first collection of essays,
In 1987 Flynn formed the nationally acclaimed rock band, The Crystal Zoo, which produced three albums: Swimming Through Lake Eerie (1992), Pouch (1996) and Nervous Splendor (2003), an innovative compilation of music and spoken word. He is currently touring with his combo, The Holy Men, whose first album, LIVE at Diana Wortham Theatre, was released in 2011. To read more about this nationally recognized poet, editor, and musician, go to his website, keithflynn.net
Sally Logan, Emily Rosko
Sally Logan is the author of two chapbooks, Garden Lessons and Vigils for the Dead. Her poetry has been published in many journals, including Tar River Poetry, Southern Poetry Review, Crucible, and Asheville Poetry Review. She has been featured as Poet of the Week on the North Carolina Arts Council website (Feb. 2006) and was the 2010 Chair of the North Carolina Writers Conference.
Emily Rosko’s books include Prop Rockery, winner of the 2011 Akron Poetry Prize; Raw Goods Inventory, awarded the 2005 Iowa Poetry Prize; and A Broken Thing: Poets on the Line. She has received the Stegner, Ruth Lilly, and Jacob K. Javits fellowships. She is assistant professor at the College of Charleston and poetry editor for Crazyhorse.