Friday, April 07, 2017

April 7, 2017: Tonight's Poetry Society of SC program -- Celeste McMaster with Susan Laughter Meyers

Tonight at the Poetry Society of SC

I'm happy to be reading a few poems to open tonight's Poetry Society of South Carolina (PSSC) program, which will feature poet CELESTE MCMASTER, who won the inaugural PSSC Summer Scholarship, an annual competition for members. For her selection by judge Lola Haskins, Celeste received full tuition to the 2016 Hub City Writing in Place Conference, a weekend event held every year in mid-July on the campus of Wofford College. While there, she studied with nationally known poet Kate Daniels, of Vanderbilt. Debbie Scott and I, of the PSSC Summer Scholarship Committee, would like to congratulate Celeste again for this honor!

Celeste is an associate professor at Charleston Southern University. She has published poetry and fiction in numerous journals, including The Dos Passos Review, New Delta Review, and Arkansas Review. She is also this year's winner of the Elizabeth Boatwright Coker Fiction Fellowship of the South Carolina Academy of Authors.

The Poetry Society of SC programs are held at The Charleston Library Society, 164 King Street, Charleston, SC, at 7 p.m. Typically they are on the second Friday of the month (Sept. - May), but this month is being held early because of the Easter weekend holiday next weekend. The readings are followed by a reception and book signing. They are free & open to the public.

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