Laurel Posey

Artist Mentors Needed at Galaxy 169

Galaxy 169 is looking to recruit interested, intrinsically motivated, and committed artists with a desire to help cultivate a group of young people. Galaxy 169 is a training and development center established in Fairfax, SC (Allendale County). The center's purpose is to provide a safe and conducive space for the wholistic development of youth. If you are an artist and would like to assist with mentoring, teaching networking skills, helping create opportunities, honing artistic talent, and showcasing different ways to be an artist, please apply by June 30.

Laurel Posey

Zoom Book Launch With Alex Michaelides and Will Cathcart

On June 24 at 4 p.m., the Charleston Library Society virtually welcomes best-selling author Alex Michaelides to celebrate the release of his second novel, "The Maidens" the week after its release. This Zoom conversation will cover all aspects of Alex’s work process and the excitement behind this highly-anticipated thriller. Alex will be in conversation with Charlestonian journalist & editor, Will Cathcart during this event. Tickets are $35 for a signed book package with Zoom access. All ticket purchasers will receive an email from dreutter@charlestonlibrarysociety.org on the afternoon of the event with the Zoom links and password. (If you do not receive an email by June 24 at 3 p.m., please call 843-723-9912.)

Laurel Posey

NC Writers’ Network Squire Summer Writing Workshops 2021

North Carolina Writers' Network (NCWN) presents the Squire Summer Writing Workshops, offering an intensive course in a chosen genre (fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry), with ten hour-and-a-half sessions over the four days of the program. Registrants work in-depth on their own manuscript samples, as well as their colleagues’, while also studying the principles of the genre with their instructor. Other features include faculty readings, panel discussions, and open mic sessions for residents. Faculty includes Kathryn Kirkpatrick (Poetry); Mark Powell (Fiction), and Zackary Vernon (CNF). Registration and payment deadline is July 7th. Fees vary depending on NCWN membership and on-campus housing. (Some scholarship aid is available; deadline to apply is June 25th.)

Laurel Posey

Chef Jeff Henderson – Summer Reading Headliner for Lexington County Public Library

The Lexington County Public Library System will kick off their adult summer reading events by hosting a virtual live conversation with New York Times Best Selling author Chef Jeff Henderson, June 1 at 6:30 p.m. The creator of Food Network's reality series, "The Chef Jeff Project," host of “Family Style with Chef Jeff,” and the star of the nationally syndicated series, "Flip My Food with Chef Jeff," he is also the best-selling author of two books. Jeff Henderson shares his emotional journey of redemption from the streets to the stove. Register to attend this free virtual event by visiting the Lexington County Public Library program webpage or the library's Facebook page.

Laurel Posey

Lecture and Book Signing with Susan McMillian – Images of America: North Myrtle Beach

In 1968, the family-based Cherry Grove, Ocean Drive, Crescent, and Windy Hill Beaches were consolidated into one municipality, gaining a stronger presence with a new name of North Myrtle Beach. Looking back at North Myrtle Beach’s underpinnings, Roberts Pavilion (later renamed OD Pavilion), Fat Harold’s, and The Pad led the Carolina Shag dancing phenomenon for which Ocean Drive is famous. When Hurricane Hazel struck in 1954, vintage cottages and early guest hotels were replaced by Mid-Century Modern motels with a fresh vibe. The Horry County Museum and AVX Foundation present a lecture and book signing with Susan McMillian for her new publication, Images of America: North Myrtle Beach, on Saturday, June 19th at 1 p.m. Books are available for purchase in the Museum lobby.

Laurel Posey

Call to Literary Artists: Written in a Flash Anthology

Written in a Flash Anthology: A Collection of Positive Stories is a new project that seeks to highlight the most inspirational / positive short stories and flash fiction pieces created in 2019-2021. Genres accepted: thriller, mystery, fantasy, science-fiction, historical fiction, contemporary fiction, young adult, humor, and nonfiction. Ages 17 and over. Submission fee: $6 per piece or $15 for 3 pieces. Payment: ongoing royalties + a PDF copy of the anthology. Deadline: December 31, 2021.

Laurel Posey

Call for Literary & Visual Art Submissions: PoArtMo Anthology (Volume 2)

The PoArtMo Anthology (Volume 2) celebrates the most positive / inspirational art created in 2019-2021. Submit your six word stories, essays, flash fiction, short stories, photography, paintings, drawings, and poetry. Ages 17 and over. Submission fee: $6 per piece or $15 for 3 pieces. Payment: ongoing royalties + complimentary PDF copy of anthology. Deadline: December 31, 2021. Submit online.

Laurel Posey

Artist Meet & Greet with Gina Moore

Columbia-based artist Gina Moore is the latest in a string of contemporary artists to display their work at the Stanley Arts Center in rural Hampton County. The exhibit features features a mix of non-objective works and pieces from her "Heredity" series. These works are derived from vintage family photos, recapturing nostalgic memories and personal reflections. Group and individual portraits are rendered using mixed media and/or graphite on various found and repurposed objects/surfaces, many reclaimed from antique furniture. A reception will be held at 7 p.m. May 1st at the Stanley Arts Center at 105 Lee Avenue in Hampton, SC. Mind Gravy Poetry will be on hand to present ekphrastic poetry readings. Light Refreshments will be provided and wine will be available for cash donation.

Laurel Posey

Call for Submissions – Fall Lines: a Literary Convergence, Volume VII-VIII

Fall Lines, a literary journal presented by The Jasper Project, is accepting submissions of previously unpublished poetry, essays, short fiction (2000 word max), & flash fiction (350 word max). Two $250 cash prizes will be awarded, sponsored by the Richland Library Friends and Foundation. No fee to enter. Up to five (5) poems; up to five (5) prose entries (2000 words max). No simultaneous submissions. Entries that fail to follow the full submission instructions will be disqualified without review.

Laurel Posey

2021 North Charleston Arts Fest

The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department proudly presents the 2021 North Charleston Arts Fest. This annual event highlights regional and local artists and performers in the areas of dance, theatre, music, literature, and visual art. For more than 38 years the festival has made quality arts programming affordable and accessible to the widest spectrum of the public, attracting residents and visitors to experience a variety of free and modestly priced performances, workshops, exhibitions, and activities in multiple venues, including libraries, community centers, businesses, and parks. Enjoy concerts, theatre presentations, dance performances, virtual programs, workshops and demonstrations, exhibitions, and more.