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October 2017

Poets Respond to Race

October 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
City Gallery at Waterfront Park, 34 Prioleau Street
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
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Free

Columbia, SC poet Al Black and award-winning Sumter poet Len Lawson will read from the SC poetry anthology Hand in Hand: Poets Respond to Race. After the cases of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Tamir Rice became mainstream media, the founders planned to visit various cities in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. The purpose was to use their poetry abilities and networking among the Southern arts community to hold poetry readings and engage the audience in tough conversations about…

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Pizza and Poetry – A family poetry making night

October 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Fabulon – Center for Art and Education, 1017 Wappoo Rd
Charleston, SC 29407 United States
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Free

Fun, easy ways to create poetry at Fabulon! This is a family oriented night for parents and children to create poetry together. The time is planned so that people can make art and still get home for bedtime on a school night. Fabulon Presents: PIZZA AND POETRY A family poetry making night. Price includes PIZZA and POETRY ACTIVITIES: $15 for family of 3 or less $20 for up to 5 family members 6+, $5 each

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Fabulous Nights

October 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Fabulon – Center for Art and Education, 1017 Wappoo Rd
Charleston, SC 29407 United States
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We Are Family & The Unspoken Word are pleased to announce "Fabulous Nights", an all-ages creative space where all queer and trans folks are welcomed and everyone can perform. Come and enjoy poetry, music, stand-up comedy. Fabulous Nights happens on the 3rd Thursday of every month.

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Open mic poetry

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Redux Contemporary Art Center, 1056 King St
Charleston, SC 29403 United States
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Free

Bring your poems and share them with the crowd at this free event.

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Typewriter Poetry

October 21 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 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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Queen City CLTive

October 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
492, 492 King
Charleston, SC 29403 United States
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Free

Queen City CLTive is collective of eclectic spoken word artists from Charlotte, NC. Their sound is a fusion of acoustic soul and free verse. Come and see them at the courtyard of 492! https://youtu.be/rSPy5uGA2YU

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The In Between, with Marcus Amaker

October 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Circular Congregational Church, 150 Meeting St
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
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$11

PURCHASE TICKETS Classical soprano Jill Terhaar Lewis, saxophonist Robert Lewis, and pianist Gerald Gregory explore a repertoire that resides in and in-between classical and jazz. They're joined by Charleston Poet Laureate Marcus Amaker. This performance is an encore of a show produced for Piccolo Spoleto. Click here to listen to Marcus talk about the show.

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Cognac and Roses: A Toast to Edgar Allan Poe

October 26 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fabulon – Center for Art and Education, 1017 Wappoo Rd
Charleston, SC 29407 United States
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FREE ADMISSION! A dark and dreary night of dramatic retellings of Edgar Allen Poe's most famous works of literature including The Raven, A Tell-Tale Heart, and The Pit and the Pendulum. This show will also include ASL sign interpreters. Expect performances so dark and terrifying, that they will have your heart beating so hard you'll be sure that it was buried under the floorboards....

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Typewriter Poetry

October 28 @ 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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Halloween Poetry Show (open mic)

October 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Free

Put on costumes! Bring your poems! Have fun. Presented by 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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