Annual Meeting Joins Open Mic

The Emrys Annual Meeting and Open Mic will be held on November 4th at Chicora Alley. Our Annual Meeting will begin at 6:15 in Chicora’s back room followed by Open Mic at 7:00. In addition to an update of Emrys’ activities this year, is the presentation of the 2014 Emrys Journal, the induction of new Board members, not to mention the opportunity to socialize and enjoy food and drink, before we have an exciting evening featuring readers from Open Mic.


The Evening Muse

Teen Writing Workshop / Youth Poetry Reading Nov. 1 & 2


CameronMessinidesBWOn November 1st from 2 – 3:30pm, area teens are invited to participate in a poetry writing workshop and open-mic sharing, led by Adam Gottlieb. On November 2nd at 4 pm, students from area middle and high schools will take the stage in the Gunter Theatre to share their original work with the community. 2014 National Student Poet, Cameron Messinides, will share some of his original work as a special feature. Cameron is a senior at the SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities and one of five nationally recognized student poets. Contact Staci Koonce for additional information.

The Other Brother – A Documentary by Kristy Higby

The Other BrotherA Review by Jim Campbell

This seventy-two minute documentary by Kristy Higby pries open so many important questions that it is difficult to know where to start. On the surface, the film simply examines the artistic and family lives of two young brothers growing up in WWII era America who eventually become totally estranged after the older brother, Jesse Flowers comes back from the war.

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 of work from The Writers Block, an advanced creative writing workshop at Perry Correctional Institution. The book was edited by Anna Katherine and Carol. To find out where to purchase Didn’t See It Coming, contact The Writer’s Block Project.

Poetry Fellowship Deadline
December 1, 2014


Photography Exhibit Now Through Nov. 13th

Polly GaillardA great introduction to Emrys’ new Administrative Assistant, Polly Gaillard, is through her exhibition at The Pickens County Museum of Art & History beginning September 6, 2014. Please plan to attend the opening reception from 6:00 until 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 11 to meet the photographer who, through her exhibition, “Polly Gaillard: Framing Family”, asks…

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