Tuesday, November 10, 2009

2010 Litchfield (SC) Tea & Poetry Series

2010 Litchfield Tea & Poetry Series

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Coastal Carolina University
The Poetry Society of South Carolina


Please join us for these five free events, our fourth year
featuring a whole slate of talented poets.

Litchfield Tea & Poetry Series
First Thursday, Jan. - May
3 - 4 p.m.
Waccamaw Higher Education Center
160 Wilbrook Boulevard
Pawleys Island, SC 29585
Book signing after the reading
Refreshments: homemade confections by Deloris Roberts
Free & open to the public


Jan. 7: Kurtis Lamkin – Kickoff reading with music

Kurtis Lamkin—a poet who plays the Kora, a beautiful 21-string West African instrument—has performed internationally at festivals, concerts halls, prisons, and universities. He has also performed on many radio and television shows and was one of the featured poets on Bill Moyers’ Fooling with Words television special, as well as the children‘s show, Deputy Billy. His animated poem “The Foxes Manifesto” aired for two years on PBS. His poems have been published in numerous anthologies, such as Elements of Literature, The Paterson Review, and New City Voices. He is currently touring with his latest CD, “Magic Yams.” We feel very lucky to have Kurtis with us to kick off our 2010 series!

Feb. 4: Barbara G. S. Hagerty, Ray McManus

Barbara G.S. Hagerty is author of The Guest House (Finishing Line Press, 2009). Her poems, essays, and columns have appeared in a wide variety of national and regional publications. A member of Richard Garcia's Long Table Poets workshop in Charleston, she holds an M.A. in Creative Writing from The Johns Hopkins University.

Ray McManus is the author of two collections of poetry: Left Behind (Stepping Stones Press) and Driving through the country before you are born (USC Press, 2007), winner of the SC Poetry Book Prize. His poetry has appeared in many journals throughout the United Sates and Canada. He is an Assistant Professor of English at USC Sumter.

Mar. 4: Libby Bernardin & Local Poets

Libby Bernardin conducts four poetry workshops a year for OLLI. She is the author of The Book of Myth (Stepping Stones Press, 2009), and her work appears in Notre Dame Review, Kakalak, and other journals. She is retired from teaching English at the University of South Carolina and serves on the board of the South Carolina Academy of Authors. Reading with her are colleagues and members of the OLLI poetry workshops: Nancy Jean Hill, Susan Scheno, George Sharwell, Bob Jones, Charlotte Hedler, Michelle Ott, Susan Clancy, and Anne Pott.

Apr. 1: Pat Riviere-Seel, Al Maginnes

Pat Riviere-Seel is the author of The Serial Killer’s Daughter (Main Street Rag Publishing, 2009), which won the Roanoke-Chowan Award for Poetry, and No Turning Back Now (Finishing Line Press, 2004). A former political reporter for The Fayetteville Observer, she received her MFA from Queens University of Charlotte. She and her husband live in Asheville, NC.

Al Maginnes is the author of six poetry collections, most recently Ghost Alphabet, which won the 2007 White Pine Poetry Prize; Dry Glass Blues (Pudding House, 2007); and Film History (Word Tech Editions, 2005). His poems have also appeared in many national and regional journals. He lives in Raleigh, NC, where he teaches at Wake Technical Community College.

May 6: Sheridan Hough, Daniel Nathan Terry

Sheridan Hough is the author of The Hide (Inleaf Press, 2007). Her poetry has also appeared in Kakalak 2009: Anthology of Carolina Poets and many literary magazines. In 1983 she won a poetry scholarship from the National Society of Arts and Letters. She is Professor of Philosophy at the College of Charleston.

Daniel Nathan Terry is the author of Capturing the Dead (NFSPS Press, 2008), winner of the Stevens Poetry Prize. His poetry has appeared, or is forthcoming, in The MacGuffin, Weber: The Contemporary West, The Adirondack Review, Kakalak, and Oberon. He is enrolled in the MFA in Creative Writing at UNC-Wilmington, where he also teaches.


For further info about the featured poets,
contact Susan Meyers, BardOwl2@aol.com

Check out the Tea & Poetry Series group on Facebook.

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