Friday, April 07, 2017

April 6, 2017: Litchfield Tea & Poetry 2017 grand finale: poet Kate Daniels

What a finale to the 2017 Series, our eleventh year!

Thanks to poet Kate Daniels, of Vanderbilt University, for making our last event of the 2017 Litchfield Tea & Poetry Series a finale that was truly grand. Yesterday she read some of her poems from the new anthology Hard Lines: Rough South Poetry (University of South Carolina Press, 2016), as well as a selection of her other poems. Hard Lines was edited by Daniel Cross Turner and William Wright. This final program of the season was a celebration of the anthology, as well as of Kate's poems.

Please join us in 2018--on the first Thursday of Jan., Feb., Mar., and Apr.--for readings by a roster of talented poets from North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. Libby Bernardin and I have enjoyed coordinating each event this year. We're delighted to be joined next year by poet Cliff Saunders, who will work with us as a third coordinator. The three of us have lots of ideas for the coming year! Much gratitude to our cosponsors, The Waccamaw Neck Branch Library and The Poetry Society of South Carolina. Thanks, too, to Deloris Roberts for our receptions of delicious homemade confections and tea--and to co-founder Linda Ketron. The events are held at the lovely new library at 41 St. Paul Place, Pawleys Island. We look forward to our twelfth year of tea and poetry!

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