Open Mic

Alice Conger Patterson
Scholarship Deadline Jan. 30th

The Alice Conger Patterson Scholarship is designed to encourage South Carolina individuals to pursue continuing education or to develop a creative endeavor in order to enhance a career in the arts or to change career direction. Preference is given to endeavors involving the literary arts.

Application guidelines here

Writing Room: Fiction With Heather Marshall

Heather MarshallWhether you are working on short story, flash fiction, or novel, this four-week workshop will offer tools and feedback for improving your writing. Each week, we’ll focus on a craft element, write to a prompt based on that element and offer each other feedback. Participants can bring an existing story or chapter to work on or come with blank pages to fill. All levels are welcome. Class dates: Tuesdays, February 3rd, 10th, 24th and March 3rd from 7 to 9 PM. Coldwell Banker Caine, 111 Williams Street, Greenville. Register here. Space is limited.

Hub City/Emrys Writing Contest Deadline February 13th

Writing-ContestThe Hub City/Emrys Prizes will be awarded in March 2015 for excellence in fiction and poetry. All entries must be received by midnight Feb. 13, 2015. You must be at least 18 years of age to enter and a resident of Greenville or Spartanburg County.
Fiction Guidelines/Submission Form
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Poetry Guidelines/Submission Form.

Fete Tuesday

The Evening Muse

I’ve just finished reading the “it” book of the year—The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. What a ride!


The Mayhem Poets at the Peace Center

Mayhem PoetsTEENS and TEACHERS are invited to join us February 12th from 4:30 – 6pm for a FREE poetry workshop with The Mayhem Poets! These New Jersey natives are known for combining hip-hop, poetry and current issues for funny, creative and thought provoking performances and workshops.

Grand Opening: Langston Hughes Poetry Center and Library

Allen UniversityGrand Opening of Allen University’s Langston Hughes Poetry Center and Library, Saturday, January 31st, Langston Hughes Poetry Center and Library, 1329 Pine Street, Columbia. Event starts with a continental breakfast at 9:00 am followed by Master Seminars by Kwame Dawes and Nikky Finney. Poetry workshops will be happening throughout the day. The event concludes with a reception and poetry reading by Dawes and Finney and an OPEN MIC! FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC

Seventh Annual Nazim Hikmet Poetry Competition

Currently accepting submissions – No submission fee. Deadline – January 31, 2015. Selected poems will be published in the festival book and on the Festival web site. The winners will receive an award of $100 and will be invited to read their poems at the Seventh Annual Nazim Hikmet Poetry Festival which will be held on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at Page-Walker Arts & History Center in Cary, North Carolina. SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

The Writer’s Block Project

front coverThe Didn’t See It Coming Book Release Event on October 7th was an overwhelming success thanks to the hard work of Emrys president, Anna Katherine Freeland, and past president, Carol Young Gallagher. Thanks as well to a wonderful audience for its warm support…more than 150 books were sold. The event featured readings from The Writers Block, an advanced creative writing workshop at Perry Correctional Institution. The book was edited by Anna Katherine and Carol. Didn’t See It Coming, may be purchased from The Writer’s Block Project, on this website: EMRYS PRESS, or from Fiction Addiction in Greenville and Hub City Bookstore in Spartanburg.

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