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LITERARY & IDEAS: The High Life and Good Times of the Charleston Renaissance

May 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30; June 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 at 10:00am The High Life and Good Times of the Charleston Renaissance The last half of the 19th century took its toll on Charleston, the undisputed literary capital of the South before the Civil War. As it entered the 20th […]

LITERARY & IDEAS: Happy Hour with Mary Alice Monroe

Sun., May 24, 4:00pm  Happy Hour with Mary Alice Monroe Join New York Times-bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe for a special happy hour celebrating the last installment of her Lowcountry Summer series, The Summer’s End. Monroe is the author of Last Light Over Carolina, Sweetgrass, and many more novels, as well as works of non-fiction and books for […]

LITERARY & IDEAS: Jonathan Green

Mon., May 25, 6:30pm Jonathan Green Join us for insight into Lowcountry life and tradition with celebrated artist Jonathan Green as he presents a lecture and accompanying slide show of his works. Describing his work, Green observes, “Every time I approach the canvas to express my respect for my heritage and culture I strive to […]

LITERARY & IDEAS: Supernatural Storytelling

May 26, 27 at 5:30pm Supernatural Storytelling Author, teacher, and storyteller Mason Winfield makes his Piccolo Spoleto debut with 2 nights of supernatural storytelling.   Winfield is a celebrated author and speaker who has also designed and hosted a TV program on haunted history in upstate New York called The Phantom Tour. Tuesday May 26th’s program, […]

LITERARY & IDEAS, SUNDOWN POETRY: John Lane

Tues., May 26, 6:30pm John Lane John Lane is the author of a dozen books of poetry and prose. His latest, Abandoned Quarry: New & Selected Poems, includes much of Lane’s published poetry over the past 30 years. Abandoned Quarry won the Southeastern Independent Booksellers Alliance Poetry Book of the Year Prize. Lane teaches environmental […]

LITERARY & IDEAS: Author’s Luncheon with Karen White

Wed., May 27, 12:00pm Author’s Luncheon with Karen White New York Times-bestseller Karen White speaks at a special ticketed lunch hosted by Blue Bicycle Books.  The author of the Tradd Street Mystery Series, set in Charleston, White grew up in London but hails from a long line of Southerners. She now lives near Atlanta with her […]

LITERARY & IDEAS: Happy Hour with John Lane

Wed., May 27, 5:00pm Happy Hour with John Lane Join author (and Sundown poetry reader) John Lane for a special reception and book signing for Fate Moreland’s Widow, the haunting first novel from this award-winning poet, environmentalist, and storyteller. Newly published in Pat Conroy’s Story River Books imprint, Fate Moreland’s Widow has been praised by Lee Smith as […]

LITERARY & IDEAS, SUNDOWN POETRY: Valerie Nieman

Wed., May 27, 6:30pm Valerie Nieman Valerie Nieman is a celebrated author in both poetry and fiction and currently teaches creative writing at North Carolina A&T State University. She has received numerous awards including the Eric Hoffer Prize in General Fiction and the Greg Grummer, Nazim Hikmet, and Bryon Herbert Reece poetry prizes. Her second […]

LITERARY & IDEAS, SUNDOWN POETRY: Joseph Zealberg

Thurs., May 28, 6:30pm Joseph Zealberg Joseph Zealberg is a psychiatrist based in Charleston, SC who published his first poetry book Covalence in February 2015. He has been involved in several poetry workshops around the Charleston area and has read at the Monday Night Blues series in Charleston. This reading will include three sections of […]

LITERARY & IDEAS, SUNDOWN POETRY: Quitman Marshall

Fri., May 29, 6:30pm Quitman Marshall Quitman Marshall, born in Columbia, SC, grew up in local swamps, Barcelona, and New York City. He coordinated the Sundown Poetry Series at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival for six years, and then was the founding coordinator of the Literary Series at Spoleto Festival USA. His new book, You Were […]

LITERARY & IDEAS: Piccolo Fiction Open in the Courtyard

Piccolo Fiction Open in the Courtyard Coordinator Jonathan Sanchez Date Sat., May 30, 5:00pm, reception follows Venue Blue Bicycle Books Address 420 King St. Admission Free The Festival’s longest-running event exclusively devoted to fiction, the Piccolo Fiction Open invites three local writers to present brief short stories. The reading will be held in the lush […]

LITERARY & IDEAS, SUNDOWN POETRY: Kendra Hamilton

Tues., June 2, 6:30pm Kendra Hamilton Kendra Hamilton is a poet, essayist, and scholar of the literature and culture of the South. She currently serves as an Assistant Professor of English and Director of Southern Studies at Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC. Her essays and poetry have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies including The […]

LITERARY & IDEAS: From Tennessee to Charleston to Charleston

Wed. ,June 3, 5:30pm From Tennessee to Charleston to Charleston Margaret Bradham Thornton’s visual and literary presentation “From Tennessee to Charleston to Charleston” shares how her 10-year research for the playwright Tennessee Williams’s Notebooks and her restoration of a 19th century Charleston garden (at the “Pineapple Gates” house on Legare Street) inspired Charleston, a Novel. Venue City Gallery Waterfront Park Address  34 Prioleau St. Admission […]

LITERARY & IDEAS, SUNDOWN POETRY: Warren Slesinger

Weds., June 3, 6:30pm Warren Slesinger Warren Slesinger won the South Carolina Poetry Archives Award in 2012. He is a former university press editor and is now an adjunct professor at University of South Carolina-Beaufort with multiple publications including works in the Georgia Review, Massachusetts Review, and Southern Humanities Review. He has equally been invited […]

LITERARY & IDEAS, SUNDOWN POETRY: Julia Koets

Thurs., June 4, 6:30pm Julia Koets Julia Koets is the author of Hold Like Owls (USC Press, 2012) and her work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Review, Indiana Review, and Carolina Quarterly. Originally from Summerville, SC, she is currently working on her PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Cincinnati. Coordinators: Barbara […]

LITERARY & IDEAS: Film Screening: WATERMARK

Thur., June 4, 7:00pm Film Screening: WATERMARK The Sierra Club Robert Lunz Group presents the film Watermark,  a feature documentary from renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky. Shot in stunning high-definition video and full of soaring aerial perspectives, the film shows water as a terra-forming element and the scale of its reach, as well as the magnitude […]

LITERARY & IDEAS, SUNDOWN POETRY: John Repp

Fri., June 5, 6:30pm John Repp John Repp will read poems from his two most recent collections: Music Over the Water and Fat Jersey Blues. Music Over the Water collects work set on or near Presque Isle in Erie, PA and Fat Jersey Blues is set in mythic southern New Jersey during the last forty […]