Parker writes full-time from her home near Tampa, Florida, where she lives with her husband, their two daughters, and one ridiculously fat cat.
In addition, to sharing at the Reading Room, Amy Christine Parker will also meet with students at three Greenville County Middle Schools where she will lead assemblies on daring to dream and the writing process. She will visit Northwest Middle School, Riverside Middleschool, and Northwood Middle School.
Nancy Dew Taylor is an award winning South Carolina poet and the author of two poetry collections. She is the first place poetry winner of the 2015 Porter Fleming Literary Competition. Her book of poems, Taking Flight, was published in April 2015 by Ninety-Six Press. In 2008, Emrys Press published her chapbook, Stepping on Air.
The event is possible due to a partnership between Wits End Poetry, The Emrys Foundaton, and Northwest Middle School. This performance is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the South Carolina Arts Commission.
The Emrys Reading Room invites published regional writers, poets, novelists and essayists to share from their work then join in an audience initiated Q&A. Authors’ books also will be available for purchase and signing.
Wits End Poetry is a local literary non-profit that sponsors a variety of events.
Amy Christine Parker's reading is possible due to a partnership between Wits End Poetry, The Emrys Foundation, and The Northwest Middle School PTA. This performance is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the South Carolina Arts Commission.