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.)
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.
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.
NC Writers’ Network Online Spring Conference 2021
The North Carolina Writers' Network, the UNC-Greensboro MFA Program in Creative Writing, and the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County bring you two evenings and one full day of classes, workshops, and conversations on the craft and business of writing fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction—entirely online. The conference features classes in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as sessions on the craft and business of writing, faculty readings, an an open mic. The faculty includes memoirst James Tate Hill; poet Terry L. Kennedy; fiction writer Zelda Lockhart; poet Ashley Lumpkin; fiction writer Valerie Nieman; poet Joseph Mills; poet Emilia Phillips; poet Ross White; and essayist Eric G. Wilson.
Celebrating Our Centennial 1921-2021: The Poetry Society of SC Annual Open Mic Showcase
Each January, The Poetry Society of South Carolina begins the new year with its open mic showcase for member poets. This year the proceedings will be held via Zoom, January 8, 2021 at 7PM. A brief history of the Society will be a given by President Jim Lundy, as a preview of his forthcoming book covering the 100 years of the Society. To obtain the link for this free event, register at poetrysocietysc.org. Active members may submit for consideration to read during the event; sign-up information will be published in the January Newsletter and on the Society website.
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.
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.
Deb Richardson-Moore Virtual Book Talk
Fiction Addiction Bookstore presents a virtual book talk by Greenville author Deb Richardson-Moore, discussing her newest work: Murder, Forgotten. Each ticket includes access to the live online book talk; a signed copy of Murder, Forgotten while supplies last; and access to a replay for 48 hours after the live event. The talk begins at 6 p.m. September 17th. Tickets are available until September 15th at noon.
The talk will be hosted at https://www.crowdcast.io/. You can watch through your browser (no software download required) or the mobile app. Ticket holders will be sent the event link two days in advance.
“Arts Across America” Broadcast Series
Over 200 artists will be featured in “Arts Across America,” a curated series broadcast by the Kennedy Center. Through free digital performances, the project showcases diverse, visionary artists who play leadership roles in their communities, exemplify unique regional artistic styles, and frequently use their medium as a tool for advocacy and social justice. Arts Across America will be available on Facebook Live, YouTube, and the Kennedy Center website, five days a week at 4 p.m. Eastern Time, through December 11th.
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Jill McCorkle Virtual Book Talk
Fiction Addiction in Greenville hosts a virtual book talk with New York Times bestselling author Jill McCorkle, to discuss her soon to be released novel, Hieroglyphics. Your ticket includes access to the live webinar, July 23rd at 7pm Eastern, and a hard cover copy of the book. Tickets can be purchased (and/or refunded) through July 21st at noon.