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The Citadel Literary Event: An Evening with Pat Conroy and John Warley

The Citadel Literary Event: An Evening with Pat Conroy and John Warley -(120min) Join the Friends of the Daniel Library and the Fine Arts at The Citadel for our Summer Event featuring New York Times bestselling writer Pat Conroy and John Warley (both Class of ’67) for a lively dialog and book signing.  The writers […]

SUNDOWN POETRY SERIES: RICHARD GARCIA

SUNDOWN POETRY SERIES:  RICHARD GARCIA—of Charleston, SC, is the author of five books of poetry, most recently The Other Odyssey (2014), winner of The American Poetry Journal Book Prize; and The Chair (BOA Editions),  forthcoming. His work has appeared in The Georgia Review, Crazyhorse, Ploughshares, and other journals. Awards include an NEA fellowship and a Pushcart Prize. He teaches in the AntiochMFA […]

PICCOLO SPOLETO LITERARY FESTIVAL: Alex Jones

Alex Jones (60min) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who is director of the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. His talk, “Our Gutenberg Moment: Imagining the Future in a Digital World,” will address the little-known reality of the 150 years after Gutenberg’s revolutionary printing technology was introduced […]

SUNDOWN POETRY SERIES: Frances Justine Post

SUNDOWN POETRY SERIES: FRANCES JUSTINE POST is the author of Beast (Augury Books, 2014). Her work has also appeared in Kenyon Review, Denver Quarterly, Pleiades, and elsewhere. Her numerous awards include the “Discovery” / Boston Review Poetry Prize. Originally from Sullivan’s Island, she is currently earning her PhD in the Creative Writing Program at the University […]

PICCOLO SPOLETO LITERARY FESTIVAL: John Warley

John Warley (60min) is the author of A Southern Girl (May 2014), a story of family, redemption, and international adoption set against the backdrop of South of Broad Charleston. This is the first book in the new Pat Conroy-helmed Story River Books imprint. Warley, who divides his time between Beaufort and Mexico, is the author […]

STORYTELLING: Traditional Irish Stories and Songs with Jim Hawkins

STORYTELLING: Traditional Irish Stories and Songs with Jim Hawkins: the stories and songs are related to a variety of themes in Irish history, culture and tradition. Jim accompanies himself on the Bodhran (pronounced Bow Ron), the Irish goat or sheepskin drum and he encourages his audience to share their own Irish roots and connections. So, come […]

SUNDOWN POETRY SERIES: VERNON FOWLKES

SUNDOWN POETRY SERIES: VERNON FOWLKES of Mobile, AL, is the author of The Sound of Falling (Negative Capability Press, 2013). His work has also appeared in The Southern Review, JAMA, The Ampersand Review, Birmingham Arts Journal, Elk River Review, and other literary journals. He has been a featured poet in various programs, including Charleston’s MNP&M and the Southern Writers Reading […]

PICCOLO SPOLETO LITERARY FESTIVAL: Robert Kimball

Robert Kimball (60min), an American musical theatre historian, is artistic adviser to the Ira and Leonore Gershwin Trusts and the Cole Porter Musical and Literary Property Trusts. He is the author of The Gershwins and Reminiscing with Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake. May 29 at 3pm.  Charleston Library Society, 164 King St. Admission: $20.

SUNDOWN POETRY SERIES: Nancy Dew Taylor

SUNDOWN POETRY SERIES: NANCY DEW TAYLOR, of Greenville, SC, is the author of the chapbook Stepping on Air (Emrys Press, 2008). In 2011 she received the Linda Flowers Literary Award from the NC Humanities Council for her sequence of poems Mill Creek Suite. Her poems have also appeared in journals and anthologies, including Tar River […]

PICCOLO SPOLETO LITERARY FESTIVAL: Jonas “Jay” Pate

Jonas “Jay” Pate (60min) is a director, screenwriter and producer whose credits include Shrink, Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome, Deceiver, The Grave, and The Take. He also was director, executive producer, and screenwriter for the TV series Surface.  May 30 at 3pm.  Charleston Library Society, 164 King St. Admission: $20.

SUNDOWN POETRY SERIES: Ed Madden

SUNDOWN POETRY SERIES: ED MADDEN, associate professor of English at USCin Columbia, is the author of three books of poetry: Nest (Salmon, 2014); Prodigal: Variations (Lethe, 2011); and Signals (USC, 2008), which won the SC Poetry Book Prize. His work has appeared in Best New Poets 2007, The Book of Irish American Poetry, The Southern […]

PICCOLO SPOLETO LITERARY FESTIVAL: Aida Rogers

Aida Rogers (60min) drew on the work of many nationally and regionally known writers to produce the anthology,  State of the Heart: South Carolina Writers on the Places They Love, a collection of stories that is “an artful love letter” to the Palmetto State. Rogers and other writers will talk about the South Carolina places […]

PICCOLO SPOLETO LITERARY FESTIVAL: David Gilbert

David Gilbert (60min) is the author of the story collection Remote Feed and the novel The Normals. His stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, GQ, and Bomb. His recent acclaimed best-selling novel, & Sons, was described by The New Yorker as a “big, intelligent, richly textured novel about fathers, sons, friendship, and legacies.” […]

PICCOLO FICTION OPEN

PICCOLO FICTION OPEN - The festival’s longest-running event exclusively devoted to the craft of fiction, Piccolo Fiction invites three prominent writers to present 5 minute “short short” stories. The reading will be held in the lush courtyard of Blue Bicycle Books, and each story will begin with the words “I ducked into the alley…”   Since […]

SUNDOWN POETRY SERIES: Ray McManus

SUNDOWN POETRY SERIES: RAY McMANUS is the author of four books of poetry, most recently Red Dirt Jesus (2011), winner of the Marick Press Poetry Prize; and Punch (Hub City Press), forthcoming. His poetry has appeared in numerous journals, including Barely South and Hayden’s Ferry Review. He is assistant professor of English atUSC Sumter and […]

SUNDOWN POETRY SERIES: Paul Hamill

SUNDOWN POETRY SERIES: PAUL HAMILL, of Charleston, SC, is the author of four collections of poetry, including his most-recent chapbook, Meeting the Minotaur: Field Guide to the Labyrinth (Split Oak Press, 2010). His work has appeared in numerous journals, including The Georgia Review, The Southern Review, and Cortland Review. He has served as Poet Laureate of […]

SUNDOWN POETRY SERIES: Angela Kelly

 SUNDOWN POETRY SERIES: ANGELA KELLY, of Spartanburg, SC, is the author of Voodoo for the Other Woman (Hub City Press, 2013) and four poetry chapbooks. Her work has also appeared in numerous journals, including North American Review, Rattle, and Nimrod. Her awards include the SC Fellowship of the Arts from the SC Arts Commission and the Carrie […]

SUNDOWN POETRY SERIES: Gilbert Allen

SUNDOWN POETRY SERIES: GILBERT ALLEN is the author of six collections of poetry, most recently Catma (Measure Press, 2014). His honors include a Literary Arts Fellowship from the SC Arts Commission, the Robert Penn Warren Prize in Poetry from The Southern Review, and induction into the SC Academy of Authors. He is the Bennette E. Geer […]

SUNDOWN POETRY SERIES: Jim Natal

SUNDOWN POETRY SERIES: JIM NATAL, of Los Angeles, CA, is the author of four poetry collections, most recently 52 Views: The Haibun Variations and Memory and Rain. His work has appeared in New Poets of the American West and other anthologies/journals. Featured readings include the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival and the Los Angeles Times Festival […]