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South Carolina Artists Group Yard Art Faire

South Carolina Artists group has created a space for artists of all genres to show and sell their creations, at the SCA Yard Art Faire, an open air art market at historic Robert Mills House in Columbia, November 7th. Admission and parking are free.

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Book Club: The Namesake

The Columbia Museum of Art has teamed up with Richland Library for a virtual book club. Mona Verma, a research and readers advisory professional at Richland Library, will lead a Zoom discussion on Pulitzer prizewinner Jhumpa Lahiri’s bestselling debut novel, The Namesake. The discussion will explore how the narrative exemplifies the diaspora experience for many NRIs (non-resident Indians) and how themes like globalization intersect with ideas raised by artists in the CMA's exhibition, Visions from India. The event is free, but registration is required. This program has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.

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McKenzie Beach Memories – Art by Natalie Daise

Those driving on Highway 17 in the Pawleys Island area may have noticed the ruins of an old motel behind a fence and a street sign saying "Old Beach Road." That is what is left of McKenzie Beach, once a popular and well-known vacation resort. But what made it important then was that it was a beach for African-Americans at a time when direct access to the Atlantic oceanfront in the Jim Crow South was extremely limited. Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet presents McKenzie Beach Memories - Art by Natalie Daise, an exhibition of paintings used as the illustrations for the book McKenzie Beach Memories, published by CLASS Publishing. The works are on view in the Wall Lowcountry Center through October 15th.

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Deadline Correction – Open Call for Writers & Artists: Sunspot Literary Journal

Note: The submission deadline for this call was originally published as December 31. The correct deadline in November 30. Sunspot Literary Journal has issued an open call for writers and artists, for the last quarterly edition of 2020. The journal is dedicated to amplifying diverse multinational voices. All types of prose are welcome, including flash fiction, stories, essays, scripts and screenplays; as well as long-form, novelette, and novella length works up to 49,000 words; and poetry up to 1,250 lines. Translations are eligible. Editor's Prize of $50 for the annual edition; artwork selected for a cover will be paid $20; digital editions downloadable for free at SunspotLit.com. The deadline for submission is December 31st November 30th.

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NC Writers’ Network Writingest State Online Conference 2020

North Carolina Writers' Network presents its Writingest State Online Conference 2020, a five-day festival for writers held online November 10th through 14th. The festival features classes and conversations on the craft and business of writing, as well as a keynote address by North Carolina Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green, a Pre-Conference Tailgate, a Prompt Party to get creative juices flowing, online Open Mic readings, Happy Hour virtual gatherings, and an Agents & Editors panel discussion. The registration deadline is November 9th.

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Online Film Screening: Feathers of Fire

The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston presents an online screening of the film version of "Feathers of Fire," a shadow puppet play based on the Persian epic poem, "Shahnameh." The vibrant graphics, derived from the visual tradition of the Middle East, are rendered as puppets, costumes, masks, scenography, and digital animation, all of which come to life in a “live animation” shadow casting technique performed against a cinema-size screen. The story is an action-packed tale of Zaul and Rudabeh, two star-crossed lovers of old Persia. The screening begins at at 7 p.m. October 27th, followed by a Zoom Q&A with designer and director Hamid Rahmanian. The event is free, but an RSVP is required; reserve your spot by emailing Bryan Granger at grangerbw@cofc.edu.

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Streamed Reading: Trustus Playwrights’ Festival Winner Down In The Holler

Trustus Theatre has named Down In The Holler by Val Dunn the winner of the 2020 Trustus Playwrights’ Festival, an annual national playwrighting competition founded by the theater in 1988. This story introduces Juniper and her wonderful partner Blake as they prepare for a perfect getaway at their cabin in the Shenandoah Valley. That perfection is quickly tested when Juniper's ex arrives unannounced. As Juniper attempts to exorcise her pursuit of passion and maintain the stable life she's created with Blake, Down In The Holler witnesses a collision of class and queerness, ultimately asking how we reconcile who we were and who we thought we would become. A reading of the winning script will be live-streamed September 26th at 2 p.m. at trustus.org.

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Dis/placements Conversation | Hamid Rahmanian + Mark Sloan

Visual artist Hamid Rahmanian’s work intertwines reality and fantasy to reflect on what it means to be an immigrant in a global narrative that defies borders. Rahmanian was paired with writer Mark Sloan for Dis/placements: Revisitations of Home, a virtual exhibition presented by The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston. The project features 10 artists whose works deal with issues of displacement from their ancestral homeland. Each artist was asked to submit works that speak most directly to the idea of "home." Artists were paired with writers who have offered their own reflections on the work and its relationship to the concepts of home and displacement. You're invited to a Dis/placements Conversation with Hamid Rahmanian and Mark Sloan on Facebook Live, November 5th at 6 p.m.

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Dis/placements Conversation | Tanja Softić + Dr. Marian Mazzone

Tanja Softić works across the media of printmaking, drawing, photography, and book arts to explore questions of cultural belonging, hybridity, and memory. Softić was paired with writer Dr. Marian Mazzone for Dis/placements: Revisitations of Home, a virtual exhibition presented by The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston. The project features 10 artists whose works deal with issues of displacement from their ancestral homeland. Each artist was asked to submit works that speak most directly to the idea of "home." Artists were paired with writers who have offered their own reflections on the work and its relationship to the concepts of home and displacement. You're invited to a Dis/placements Conversation with Tanja Softić and Dr. Marian Mazzone on Facebook Live, October 22nd at 6 p.m.

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Dis/placements Conversation | Dr. Fahamu Pecou + Ruth Rambo

Dr. Fahamu Pecou is an interdisciplinary artist and scholar whose work combines observations on hip-hop, fine art, and popular culture. Pecou was paired with writer Ruth Rambo for Dis/placements: Revisitations of Home, a virtual exhibition presented by The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston. The project features 10 artists whose works deal with issues of displacement from their ancestral homeland. Each artist was asked to submit works that speak most directly to the idea of "home." Artists were paired with writers who have offered their own reflections on the work and its relationship to the concepts of home and displacement. You're invited to a Dis/placements Conversation with Fahamu Pecou and Ruth Rambo on Facebook Live, October 8 at 7 p.m.