Welcome Nikky Finney as the keynote speaker for the 2014 Statewide Arts Conference!
An award-winning poet and South Carolina native, Finney returned to S.C. in 2013 as the John H. Bennett, Jr. Chair of Southern Literature & Creative Writing at the University of South Carolina. After Finney’s fourth book of poetry, Head Off & Split, was awarded the 2011 National Book Award for poetry, her electrifying acceptance speech prompted the ceremony’s emcee, actor John Lithgow, to proclaim, “That’s the best acceptance for anything I’ve ever heard in my life.” Watch the video and get a glimpse of what’s in store for the conference at nikkyfinney.net.
Early bird conference registration is $78 per person until Aug. 1. Find out more and register today!
Image: photo of Nikky Finney by Rachel Eliza Griffiths