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September 2017

The Mayhem Poets w/ The Unspoken Word

September 29 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
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$5

Presented by the Charleston Gaillard Education Initiative. Appropriate for Grades: 4th-12th. Click here to purchase tickets. “Let’s go see a poetry show.” That is a sentence rarely proclaimed and usually responded to with cringes and excuses. The Mayhem Poets are on a mission to change that. Having been dubbed “an amazing ride” by the New York Times, this mind-boggling performance has been described as “The Simpsons meets Malcolm X at a Notorious B.I.G. concert.” These theatre trained, comedically gifted, lyrical…

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The Mayhem Poets w/ The Unspoken Word

September 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
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$5

Presented by the Charleston Gaillard Education Initiative. Appropriate for Grades: 4th-12th. Click here to purchase tickets. “Let’s go see a poetry show.” That is a sentence rarely proclaimed and usually responded to with cringes and excuses. The Mayhem Poets are on a mission to change that. Having been dubbed “an amazing ride” by the New York Times, this mind-boggling performance has been described as “The Simpsons meets Malcolm X at a Notorious B.I.G. concert.” These theatre trained, comedically gifted, lyrical…

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Youth poetry slam

September 29 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
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Free

Presented by The Charleston Gaillard Education Initiative. A poetry slam for students in middle and high school! To register, email Sterling deVries at sdevries@gaillardcenter.com. Hosted by The Unspoken Word at the Martha and John M. Rivers Perfomance Hall, Gaillard Center.

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October 2017

MOJA Arts Festival poetry reading

October 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
City Gallery at Waterfront Park, 34 Prioleau Street
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
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Free

Featuring Horace Mungin, Carlos Johnson and the Speak Freely Foundation. Horace Mungin was born in Hollywood, South Carolina in 1941. His family moved to New York City in 1946 where he attended public schools, and majored in English at Fordham University. He served three years in the U.S. Army and was a member of the 82nd Airborne Division. He married and raised his family in New York City. In 1989 Mungin and his wife, also from South Carolina, moved to Ridgeville,…

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Typewriter Poetry

October 4 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ackerman Park, 55 Sycamore Avenue
Charleston, SC 29407 United States
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$5

Poets will be on hand with typewriters to write an original poem for whoever wants one. Featuring Matt Foley and Derek Berry of The Unspoken Word.

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MOJA Arts Festival poetry reading

October 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
City Gallery at Waterfront Park, 34 Prioleau Street
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
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Free

Featuring Tammaka Staley, a performance poet, teaching artist, and advocate. She is a resident of Columbia, SC and has been writing and performing poetry for several years. Tammaka actively works in the Columbia community with poetry and youth organizations like the University of South Carolina TRIO programs and she is the founder of a campaign called Love On Purpose. She is also a 2x Queen of the South Poetry Slam champion. Tammaka has performed as a featured artist at the…

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Poetic Jazz Society

October 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
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$11

PURCHASE TICKETS Join Grammy-nominated drummer and producer Quentin E. Baxter and Charleston poet laureate Marcus Amaker for a night of poetry and jazz. Joining Amaker on stage will be local and regional poets who were a part of the Poetic Jazz Society, a group of writers and musicians who were hot in the Charleston scene in the late 90s and early 2000s. Featured poets: Sunn, Jonathan Brown and more to be announced soon. Hosted by Harold Singletary.

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MOJA Arts Festival poetry reading

October 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
City Gallery at Waterfront Park, 34 Prioleau Street
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
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Free

Featuring Jeffrey Guillaume (aka Mr. Emotional The Poet). Guillaume is a native of Newark, New Jersey. Guillaume discovered his love for the performing arts at Benedict College, where he received a Bachelor of Science in public health. Since his graduation, Guillaume has quickly become one of South Carolina’s most celebrated poets, winning poetry slams and performing all over the nation. With the love he has for young people, poetry is his unique way of giving back and connecting with youth…

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Poets Laureate show

October 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
City Gallery at Waterfront Park, 34 Prioleau Street
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
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Free

Featuring Marjory Wentworth (poet laureate of South Carolina), Ed Madden (poet laureate of Columbia, SC) and Marcus Amaker (poet laureate of Charleston, SC). MARJORY WENTWORTH’s poems have been nominated for The Pushcart Prize five times. Her books of poetry include Noticing Eden, Despite Gravity, and The Endless Repetition of an Ordinary Miracle and New and Selected Poems. She is the co-writer with Juan Mendez of Taking a Stand, The Evolution of Human Rights, co-editor with Kwame Dawes of Seeking, Poetry…

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Typewriter Poetry

October 7 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Marion Square, 329 Meeting St
Charleston, 29403 United States
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$5

Poets will be on hand with typewriters to write an original poem for whoever wants one. Featuring Matt Foley and Derek Berry of The Unspoken Word.

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Ongoing events
* Youth poetry workshop. Every Saturday, 1pm at John L. Dart Library. Call (843) 722-7550 to register. Space is limited.
* Monday Night Poetry and Music. Every Monday, 8pm at East Bay Meeting House. Email host Jim Lundy for more information.

 
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