May
17
6:00 pm18:00

Emrys/Hub City contest winners Reading is Wednesday, May 17th at 6:00 PM!

Join four winners of the annual Hub City/Emrys Creative Writing Prizes reading from their winning works Wednesday, May 17 at 6 p.m. at the Hub City Bookshop, 186 W Main St.
Spartanburg, SC 29306

Fiction prize winner Erika Pertell of Spartanburg will read from her story, "Supper." Matt Matthews of Greenville, fiction runner-up, will read from "Charles Wesley Bartlett Saves the Day."

Jill A. Coyle of Travelers Rest, poetry winner, and James Raff of Greenville, poetry runner-up, also will read.

May
9
6:30 pm18:30

Emrys Journal Launch: May 9th!

Join the Emrys Foundation on May 9th at 7 PM at Chicora Alley downtown Greenville as we launch Volume 34 of the 2017 Emrys Journal.   The Emrys Annual Meeting will be held at 6:30 before the launch!

May
2
7:00 pm19:00

Emrys Open Mic, May 2

Location: Chicora Alley in the "back room," 608B South Main Street in downtown Greenville. 

Readings begin promptly at 7pm.
There are spaces available for reading.  Sign up by contacting us at emrys.info@gmail.com, or take your chances that night. Each reader has five minutes at the microphone.
  
Free and open to the public. 
You do not have to read to attend--come to listen and enjoy!   

Apr
29
7:00 pm19:00

Sarah Stickney Reading at M.Judson

Please join us for a reading by the winner of the first Emrys Chapbook Prize!

Location: M.Judson 130 South Main St.

"These poems are smart, savvy, and original. They will prompt 'a happy clapping' among their readers, accompanied by murmurs (and for the less timid: shouts) of delight." - Thomas Lux, 2016 judge

Find out more and discover why Sarah Stickney's, "Portico" is the winner of last year's prize!

Apr
24
7:00 pm19:00

Emrys Reading Room- Young writers – Student Readings

Young writers – Student Readings: The emerging talent and young voices of the creative writing students from The Fine Arts Center and The South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts share their work! This is one of our literary community’s favorite yearly readings!

Apr
17
6:00 pm18:00

Scott Gould Book Launch April 17!

Hub City Press and M. Judson Booksellers present a Book Launch and Reading with Emrys Member Scott Gould author of Strangers to Temptation, April 17, 6 - 8 PM at the Bohemian, 2 West Stone Avenue, Greenville

Apr
4
7:00 pm19:00

Emrys Open Mic Tuesday April 4

Location: Chicora Alley in the "back room," 608B South Main Street in downtown Greenville. 

Readings begin promptly at 7pm.
There are spaces available for reading.  Sign up by contacting us at emrys.info@gmail.com, or take your chances that night. Each reader has five minutes at the microphone.
  
Free and open to the public. 
You do not have to read to attend--come to listen and enjoy!   

Mar
27
7:00 pm19:00

Dorianne Laux Reading!

Please join us for a free reading at 7 pm at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts. Seating is limited; audience members are encouraged to purchase books for pre-sale at M. Judsons Books. For more information visit our Reading Room page.

Mar
7
7:00 pm19:00

Emrys Open Mic

Location: Chicora Alley in the "back room," 608B South Main Street in downtown Greenville. 

Readings begin promptly at 7pm.
There are spaces available for reading.  Sign up by contacting us at emrys.info@gmail.com, or take your chances that night. Each reader has five minutes at the microphone.
  
Free and open to the public. 
You do not have to read to attend--come to listen and enjoy!   

Feb
7
7:00 pm19:00

Emrys Open Mic

The readings begin at 7:00 in the "back room" at Chicora Alley
608B S. Main Street, Greenville
There are spaces available for reading.  Sign up by contacting us at emrys.info@gmail.com, or take your chances that night. Each reader has five minutes at the microphone.
  
Free and open to the public. 
You do not have to read to attend--come to listen and enjoy!

Jan
10
7:00 pm19:00

Emrys Open Mic Night

The readings begin at 7:00 in the "back room" at Chicora Alley
608B S. Main Street, Greenville
There are spaces available for reading.  Sign up by contacting us at emrys.info@gmail.com, or take your chances that night. Each reader has five minutes at the microphone.
  
Free and open to the public. 
You do not have to read to attend--come to listen and enjoy!   

Nov
17
5:00 pm17:00

Clemson University's Annual Writers' Harvest Literary Benefit Reading

Emrys member Mike Pulley is organizing and emceeing Clemson University's Annual Writers' Harvest Literary Benefit Reading on Nov. 17th at 5 p.m. The reading, a benefit for Greenville's Loaves & Fishes, will feature award-winning novelist Nic Brown, plus Clemson faculty readers Will Stockton and Geveryl Robinson. The event will take place in the Self Auditorium at Clemson's Strom Thurmond Institute, 230 Kappa St. To gain admittance, simply bring a canned or dry goods donation to help feed the Upstate's hungry children. Author books will be for sale with a book signing to precede and follow the event. For more info: Mike Pulley at wpulley@clemson.edu (864-650-6094).

Nov
1
7:00 pm19:00

Emrys Open Mic @ Chicora Alley

Emrys Open Mic takes place on the first Tuesday of the month promptly at 7 p.m. at Chicora Alley's "back room," 608B South Main Street in downtown Greenville.  The readings are open to the both novice and experienced writers.  Sign up by contacting us at  emrys.info@gmail.com, or take your chances that night. Each reader has five minutes at the microphone. Please remember to keep your material respectfulto all audience members.

The event is free and open to the public.  You do not have to read to attend - come to listen  and enjoy!

Oct
28
Oct 30

Semi-Annual Used Book Sale to support the Greenville County Library System

October 28 - 30 at the Merovian Center, 1200 Woodruff Rd., Suite E2

10/28: 3-7pm (Friends members only)

10/29: 10am-5pm (Open to the public)

10/30: 1-5pm (Open to the public, 50% off all items)

This year all school employees will receive complimentary admission to the VIP Preview night, Friday, Oct 28 from 3-7pm. School employees are asked to show their school ID to validate employee status and receive complimentary admission.

Oct
24
7:00 pm19:00

Reading Room: Mark Beaver & Julia Franks


10/24, 7pm @ M. Judson
Mark Beaver is the author of Suburban Gospel (Hub City, 2016), a memoir about growing up in the 80’s Bible Belt.  
Julia Franks lives in Atlanta, where she teaches literature and runs loosecanon.com, a web service that helps schools manage independent choice reading in the classroom.

 

Oct
23
2:00 pm14:00

The Birchwood Center for the Arts and Folklife's annual Book and Author Fair

The Birchwood Center for the Arts and Folklife's annual Book and Author Fair is Sunday, Oct 23 from 2 to 5 pm, in the Pinnacle Pavilion at Table Rock State Park. Regional writers will be reading, selling and signing their books. The event is free, open to the public, and at least three Emrys members are on the schedule. If you'd like to participate, contact Tom Johnson at 828-676-4331 or  thomaslj35@gmail.com.