Friday, April 07, 2017

Looking back on the 2017 Litchfield Tea & Poetry Series

Here was the schedule for this year's Litchfield Tea & Poetry Series. 
A special thank you to all the poets who read!


2017 Litchfield Tea & Poetry
3 – 4 p.m., first Thursday of the month, Jan. – Apr.
Waccamaw Neck Branch Library
41 Saint Paul Place, Pawleys Island, SC
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Please join us for our eleventh year of the Series!

Book signing after the reading
Refreshments: tea & homemade confections by Deloris Roberts
Brief reading/writing recommendations in “Poet to Poet”
Free & open to the public
Linda Ketron, series co-founder,

January 5 – Brookgreen Gardens: Nights of a Thousand Candles (CLASS, 2016). Editor Linda  Ketron and photographer Anne Swift Malarich will talk about the experience of publishing this beautiful book celebrating Christmas and the winter holiday season at Brookgreen Gardens. Several contributors will read a selection of their poetic responses to the book’s images.

February 2 – Jennifer Bartell; Len Lawson
Jennifer Bartell teaches at Spring Valley High School in Columbia. She has an MFA from the University of South Carolina; and her poetry has appeared in Callaloo, Pluck!, and the museum of americana, among others. 
Len Lawson is the author of the chapbook Before the Night Wakes You (Finishing Line Press) and co-founder of the Poets Respond to Race initiative. Recent honors include a fellowship from Callaloo Creative Writing. He teaches writing at Central Carolina Technical College

March 2 – Jonathan Kevin Rice; open mic
Jonathan KEVIN Rice, of Charlotte, is a poet and visual artist. His most recent poetry collection is Killing Time (Main Street Rag, 2015). He is also the founding editor of Iodine Poetry Journal.
Open mic will follow Jonathan’s reading. All who attend are invited to read one of their own poems. (Please keep your reading to a single poem no longer than a page.) We’ll all look forward to hearing a variety of voices, including yours. Please join in!

April 6 – Kate Daniels; Hard Lines: Rough South Poetry
Nationally known poet KATE DANIELS, professor and Director of Creative Writing at Vanderbilt University, is the author of several poetry collections—the latest, A Walk in Victoria’s Secret. Among her many honors are a Guggenheim Fellowship and Pushcart Prize. She will offer a reading of her poems, including her work in the new anthology Hard Lines: Rough South Poetry (University of South Carolina Press, 2016). Introducing her will be co-editor Daniel Cross Turner, who will also talk about the anthology’s focus. Author George Singleton describes Hard Lines as “a wonderful selection of writers wrestling with, and extolling, the most intricate, beautiful, and perplexing aspects of our South.”

Cosponsored by
Waccamaw Neck Branch Library
The Poetry Society of South Carolina

For further info about the events, contact series facilitators
Susan Laughter Meyers at

or Libby Bernardin at

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