The Evening Muse

Reading Room with Terresa Haskew and Mark Sibley-Jones

Terresa-HaskewMark Sibley JonesOn Monday, October 27th, at 7 pm, Terresa Cooper Haskew and Mark Sibley-Jones will read from their work at Gringos Cantina in downtown Greenville. Join us early for a delicious food and drink. Bring a friend! Read more

Fall Literary Festival 2014 – USC Thomas Cooper Library

Tony Hoagland
On October 30th, poet and teacher, Tony Hoagland will read from his work at the Hollings Special Collections Library, Program Room (enter through Thomas Cooper Library). The event is free and open to the public. Bios and details here

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.

Teen Writing Workshop and 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.

Poetry Fellowship Deadline – December 1, 2014


Polly Gaillard’s Photography Exhibit Now Through Nov. 13th

Polly GaillardA great introduction to Emrys’ new Administrative Assistant, Polly Gaillard, is through her new 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…