Book Release Event October 7th

Didn't See It ComingDon’t miss the Didn’t See It Coming Book Release Event, October 7th, 7 pm at The Loft at Falls Park (above Ford’s Oyster House). The event features readings of work from The Writers Block, an advanced creative writing workshop at Perry Correctional Institution and edited by Emrys President Anna Katherine Freeland and Emrys board member Carol Young Gallagher. Books are available for sale. Event is free, but space is limited.

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…

Brian McGinnis Headlines The Greenville Dance Festival

The Greenville Dance Festival, on October 4th at Fine Arts Center and Wade Hampton High School, is for dancers to come together as a community, broaden their experiences in dance and to meet other dancers who share the same passion for dance. The Festival is for dancers and members of the community in the Upstate and will conclude with an informal performance.

Reading Period For The 32nd Emrys Journal Is Now Open

Submit here through November 1st

2014 Emrys Journal Launch

2014-Journal-CoverEmrys has launched the 31st Emrys Journal. Published annually since our organization was founded in 1983, it now receives national and international submissions. This issue includes fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry from traditional to experimental. The Journal’s caliber continues to increase, publishing both emerging and established, award-winning writers. Selections in the 2014 Journal range from haunting to hilarious and everything in between.

Emrys Prizewinner Publishes Chapbook

Terresa-HaskewTerresa Haskew‘s new chapbook, Breaking Commandments is a collection of 25 poems including “Ursa Major,” winner of the Emrys 2013 Nancy Dew Taylor First Prize for Poetry. You may purchase Breaking Commandments from Fiction Addiction or from Terresa’s author page on Main Street Rag. You may contact the author at

SCGSAH Students Published in The Atlantic

James and Deborah Fallows of The Atlantic visited the Governor’s School as part of their on-line series for the magazine. After the visit, Deborah asked the creative writers to contribute essays about their Govie experiences. She has chosen three of the pieces to feature on The This is a huge honor for Cameron Messinides, Shelley Hucks and Jackson Trice, students of Scott Gould. Here’s a link to their work on an international stage: The Atlantic

Emrys Journal Editor Nominated For A Pushcart Prize

Lindsey JonesRuminate Magazine has nominated Emrys Journal editor, Lindsey DeLoach Jones, for her essay “Fall in Love, Lourdemie”, published in Issue 28, Not Forgotten, and runner up in the 2013 VanderMey Nonfiction Prize.

President And Past-President Are Emrys Emissaries

AK-CGCurrent Emrys president, Anna Katherine Freeland, and past-president, Carol Gallagher, are two of the most involved and energetic individuals of the women and men on the Emrys board. An article in the January 2014 issue of Fête Magazine gives just a sample of their many activities.

George Singleton At Emrys Reading Room September 22nd

Between Wrecks

The EMRYS READING ROOM will host George Singleton, author of two novels and six collections of short stories, most recently Between Wrecks, by Dzanc Books. Singleton will read from his work at Gringo’s Cafe on September 22nd at 7 pm. He is a 2009 Guggenheim fellow, and the 2011 winner of the Hillsdale Award for Fiction by The Fellowship of Southern Writers. His stories have appeared in the “Atlantic Monthly,” “Harper’s,” “Playboy,” “Zoetrope,” “Georgia Review,” “Southern Review,” “Virginia Quarterly Review,” “Shenandoah,” “Oxford American,” “Kenyon Review,” “Epoch,” “Glimmer Train,” “Mid-American Review,” “Ontario Review,” “New England Review,” and elsewhere. His work has been anthologized in nine editions of New Stories from the South. He now holds John C. Cobb Chair in the Humanities at Wofford College.