Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Feb. 27 - Mar. 1: South Carolina Book Festival

February 27 - March 1, 2009
South Carolina Book Festival

Convention Center
Columbia, SC

The South Carolina Book Festival is a much-anticipated event each year--a whole weekend of panels, readings, workshops, and presentations at the Convention Center in Columbia, SC.

I'm looking forward to being on a panel about the anthology After Shocks: The Poetry of Recovery for Life-Shattering Events, published by Sante Lucia Press. Tom Lombardo is the editor, and he'll be moderating the panel. Other participants are Laurel Blossom, Clinton Campbell, Ed Madden, and Marjory Wentworth. The panel is at 12:20 p.m. on Saturday, February 28.

Later that day, at 4:30 p.m., five of us are reading our poetry: Laurel Blossom, Tom Lombardo, Ray McManus, Marjory Wentworth, and I.

On Sunday at 11:30 a.m. I'm moderating a panel called "Poetry: Taking Risks," with panelists Dan Albergotti, Paul Allen, Linda Lee Harper, and Ed Madden. All four are SC teaching poets with new books. Dan's book is The Boatloads (BOA Editions); Paul's is Ground Forces (Salmon); Linda Lee's is Kiss, Kiss (Cleveland Poetry Center); and Ed's is Signals (Univ. of SC Press).

At 4:15 p.m. on Sunday I'll be introducing writers Ken Burger, Clinton Campbell, Lane Filler, and Linda Lee Harper, who will be reading from their latest books.

Check the South Carolina Book Festival website for further information.

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