Saturday, January 03, 2015

2014 workshops, readings, residencies, and other events

Thank you to the sponsors of these events and residencies that enabled me to teach, read, and write poetry in various venues last year:


  • OLLI at CCU, Litchfield, SC 
    • "Persistence and the Poem" -- Feb. 20
    • "Poetry Critique Workshop" -- May 1
    • "Opening the Gates of the Imagination" -- Nov. 13
  • Lowcountry Initiative for the Literary Arts (LILA), Charleston, SC
    • "Complicating the Poem"-- Apr. 26
  • Gathering of Poets, Press 53 & Jacar Press
    • "Lose (Your) Intention & Find a Poem"-- Apr. 5
    • Kevin Watson & Richard Krawiec, founders/facilitators


  • Charleston, SC -- Monday Night Poetry & Music, Feb. 24
    • East Bay Meeting House, 160 East Bay St.
    • James J. Lundy, Jr., coordinator
  • Charleston, SC -- LILA reading, Mar. 27
    • Richard Garcia, Barbara G.S. Hagerty, Susan Laughter Meyers, Marjory Wentworth
    • Circular Church
  • Chapel Hill, SC -- Flyleaf Bookstore, Apr. 10
    • Beth Swann & Susan Laughter Meyers
    • Pam Baggett & Stan Absher, coordinators
  • Raleigh, NC -- Quail Ridge Books & Music, May 4
    • Maureen Sherbondy, John Thomas York, Susan Laughter Meyers
    • Jo Taylor, coordinator
  • Fearrington Village, NC -- McIntyre's Bookstore, Jun. 22
    • Barbara G.S. Hagerty, Susan Laughter Meyers, Deborah Miller
    • Series sponsored by The North Carolina Poetry Society
    • Sara Claytor, founder/coordinator
  • Southern Pines, NC -- NC Poetry Society, Sept. 20
    • Brockman-Campbell Book Award honorable-mention reading
    • Opening reading for Charmaine Cadeau, winner of the award
  • Columbia, SC -- "Poems: Bones of the Spirit," Oct. 21
    • Barbara G.S. Hagerty, Susan Laughter Meyers, Debbie Scott
    • Al Black, founder/coordinator

  • Panel session -- "Diverse Verse"
    • Gilbert Allen, Barbara G.S. Hagerty, Susan Laughter Meyers and Marjory Wentworth
    • Ed Madden, moderator

FESTIVAL attended: Palm Beach Poetry Festival -- Jan. 20-25
  • Workshop with poet Nick Flynn -- "Poetry as Bewilderment"

SC STATE PARKS SYSTEM Artist-in-Residence Program:
  • Hickory Knob State Park, McCormick, SC -- Oct. 24-31 residency

2014 publications, prizes, reviews, etc.

Much gratitude to the literary journals, anthologies, and contest sponsors that published my work over the past year, including these:



ESSAY in The 2015 Poet's Market, published by Writer's Digest:
  • "The Usefulness of Silence" (pretty exciting to see this called out, with two others, on the cover)

REVIEW of My Dear, Dear Stagger Grass:

  • North Carolina Literary Review: "Near Matter and the Distant Stars" --  review of Coal River Road, by Kathy Ackerman, and Transcendental Telemarketer, by Beth Copeland