Tuesday, January 4, 2011

2011 Litchfield Tea & Poetry Series

2011 Litchfield Tea & Poetry Series

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

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

Jan. 6 Launch of Poetry Anthology – Kickoff reading for OLLI at CCU anthology

Join us for a reading by contributors of the newly released OLLI at CCU poetry anthology, Journey-Work of the Sea. Foreword by poet Dan Albergotti, cover art by photographer Phil Wilkinson. A wide range of poems written by students from recent classes and workshops taught by Libby Bernardin and Susan Meyers. Good reason to celebrate!

Contributors: Patricia Tanner Candal * Suzy Clancy * John Eveleigh * Sally Z. Hare * Charlotte E. Hedler * Helen Hilliard * Robert O. Jones * Michelle M. Ott * Sherby McGrath * Carol Peters * Annie Pott * Susan A. Scheno * George R. Sharwell * James M. Siegrist * Nancy Dew Taylor * Libby Bernardin * Susan Meyers

Feb. 3 Ken Autrey, Debra A. Daniel

Ken Autrey, of Columbia, is the author of the chapbook Pilgrims (Main Street Rag). His poems have appeared in Atlanta Review, Cimarron Review, Poetry Northwest, and elsewhere, including various anthologies. He teaches English at Francis Marion University. Previously, he served as a Peace Corps teacher in Ghana and a visiting professor at Hiroshima University in Japan.

Debra A. Daniel is the author of As Is (Main Street Rag, 2009). She was twice SC Arts Commission’s Poetry Fellow. She has also won the Guy Owen Prize and awards from the Poetry Society of SC and has been a Pushcart nominee. Her work has appeared in Smokelong, Kakalak, Emrys, Pequin.org, Inkwell, Southern Poetry Review, Tar River Poetry, and The Poetry Society of SC Yearbook. She and her husband Jack McGregor will also entertain us with their music.

Mar. 3 Ann Herlong-Bodman, Richard Allen Taylor

Ann Herlong-Bodman, of Mt. Pleasant, is the author of the chapbook Pulled Out of Sleep (Pudding House Press, 2010). She taught journalism and composition at USC and Lander University. She has also taught ESL in East Europe for the U.S. State Department, and she currently volunteers as an ESL teacher when she is not traveling and writing.

Richard Allen Taylor, of Charlotte, NC, is the author of Punching Through the Egg of Space (2010) and Something to Read on the Plane (2004), both from Main Street Rag Publishing Company. His poems have appeared in many literary journals and anthologies. He is a former co-editor of Kakalak: Anthology of Carolina Poets.

Apr. 7 Scott Owens, Susan Finch Stevens

Author of six collections of poetry, Scott Owens is editor of Wild Goose Poetry Review, Vice President of the Poetry Council of NC, and recipient of awards from the Pushcart Prize Anthology and the Academy of American Poets, among others. He holds an MFA from UNC Greensboro and teaches at Catawba Valley Community College.

Susan Finch Stevens, of the Isle of Palms, is the author of the chapbook Lettered Bones, a winner in the 2008 Poetry Initiative of South Carolina Competition. She has been awarded The Poetry Society of South Carolina’s Marjorie E. Peale Prize and Kinloch Rivers Memorial Prize. Her poems have appeared in several anthologies.

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


For further info about the featured poets, contact Susan Meyers, bardowl2@aol.com
Check out the Litchfield Tea & Poetry Series group on Facebook.

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