March 27th Reading Room features Pushcart Prize winning poet Dorianne Laux and poet Joseph Millar!

Dorianne Laux

Dorianne Laux

Emrys is is delighted to announce that on Monday, March 27, Ms. Laux and poet Joseph Millar will read from their work for Furman’s faculty and creative writing students. Later that evening, the public is invited for a free reading at 7 pm at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts. Seating is limited; audience members are encouraged to purchase books for pre-sale at MJudson Books

A Professor of English at North Carolina State University, Ms. Laux is the author of five books of poetry, most recently The Book of Men, published in 2012 by W.W. Norton. That book won the prestigious Paterson Prize. Her poetry volume What We Carry was a finalist for the National Book Critic’s Circle Award.

Joseph Millar

Joseph Millar

Joseph Millar's first collection, Overtime, was a finalist for the 2001 Oregon Book Award. His second collection, Fortune, appeared in 2007, followed by a third, Blue Rust, in 2012. His latest collection Kingdom will be released in early 2017.

We hope to see you on the 27th.

Emrys Open Mic Tuesday April 4

Location: Chicora Alley in the "back room," 608B South Main Street in downtown Greenville. 

Readings begin promptly at 7pm.
There are spaces available for reading.  Sign up by contacting us at, or take your chances that night. Each reader has five minutes at the microphone.
Free and open to the public. 
You do not have to read to attend--come to listen and enjoy!   

Sarah Stickney Reading at M.Judson


Please join us for a reading by the winner of the first Emrys Chapbook Prize!

Saturday, April 29, 7pm

Location: M.Judson 130 South Main St.

"These poems are smart, savvy, and original. They will prompt 'a happy clapping' among their readers, accompanied by murmurs (and for the less timid: shouts) of delight." - Thomas Lux, 2016 judge

Find out more and discover why Sarah Stickney's, "Portico" is the winner of last year's prize!