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!   

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!

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!   


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.

Oct
10
6:30 pm18:30

POETRY WORKSHOP SERIES FOR ADULTS @ The Peace Center

Oct 10 at 6:30 PM • Free • Ramsaur Studio
Workshop sessions with Poet-in-Residence, Glenis Redmond provide a great opportunity for adults to develop voice and style while telling your personal stories through poetry. Diving into the theme “Poetry as Memoir,” these sessions will walk participants through each step of the writing process and the creation of new work, each on a new theme that requires participants to mine their own personal histories. http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/poetry-workshop-series-for-adults

Oct
4
7:00 pm19:00

Emrys Open Mic at 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
4
6:30 pm18:30

POETRY WORKSHOP SERIES FOR ADULTS @ The Peace Center

Oct 4, at 6:30 PM • Free • Ramsaur Studio
Workshop sessions with Poet-in-Residence, Glenis Redmond provide a great opportunity for adults to develop voice and style while telling your personal stories through poetry. Diving into the theme “Poetry as Memoir,” these sessions will walk participants through each step of the writing process and the creation of new work, each on a new theme that requires participants to mine their own personal histories. http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/poetry-workshop-series-for-adults

Sep
27
7:00 pm19:00

Reading Room: Scott Gould & Jonathan K. Rice

9/27, 7pm @ Chicora Alley
Scott Gould’s work has appeared in Kenyon Review, Carolina Quarterly, New Madrid Journal, The Bitter Southerner, Black Warrior Review, Eclectica, The Raleigh Review, New Stories from the South, and New Southern Harmonies, among others. His collection of stories, Strangers to Temptation, is being published by Hub City Press in June 2017.

Jonathan K. Rice is editor/publisher of Iodine Poetry Journal and co-editor of Kakalak 2016.  His latest poetry collection is Killing Time, just out from Main Street Rag Publishing.  

 
 

Sep
27
6:30 pm18:30

POETRY WORKSHOP SERIES FOR ADULTS @ The Peace Center

Sept 27 & Oct 4, 10 at 6:30 PM • Free • Ramsaur Studio

Workshop sessions with Poet-in-Residence, Glenis Redmond provide a great opportunity for adults to develop voice and style while telling your personal stories through poetry. Diving into the theme “Poetry as Memoir,” these sessions will walk participants through each step of the writing process and the creation of new work, each on a new theme that requires participants to mine their own personal histories. http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/poetry-workshop-series-for-adults

Sep
24
1:00 pm13:00

TEEN WORKSHOP AND OPEN MIC @ The Peace Center

Featuring Guest Artist Vera Gomez
September 24 at 1 PM & 4 PM • Free • Ramsaur Studio

Teen poetry workshops (ages 13-19) are designed around a variety of topics that impact today’s youth. This session is led by guest artist Vera Gomez. Teens participating in the workshops will be invited to share their work in public poetry readings throughout the year. The workshop will begin at 1 PM followed by the open mic at 4 PM. http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/teen-workshop-and-open-mic

Sep
20
6:30 pm18:30

POETRY WORKSHOP SERIES FOR ADULTS @ The Peace Center

Sept 20 at 6:30 PM • Free • Ramsaur Studio

Workshop sessions with Poet-in-Residence, Glenis Redmond provide a great opportunity for adults to develop voice and style while telling your personal stories through poetry. Diving into the theme “Poetry as Memoir,” these sessions will walk participants through each step of the writing process and the creation of new work, each on a new theme that requires participants to mine their own personal histories. http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/poetry-workshop-series-for-adults

 

Aug
31
Sep 15

Art on the Trail “Poetic Journeys” Poetry Prize

  The Travelers Rest Artists Alliance and Wits End Poetry announce their first annual “Poetic Journeys” Poetry Prize as part of the 2016 Art on the Trail Festival. Winners will be invited to read their original poems at the Art on the Trail Festival held in Trailblazer Park on October 22nd sponsored by the City of Travelers Rest. First prize is $100.  Adults and students living in the Upstate, SC region are invited to submit their own original poetry on the theme “Mountains on my Mind” before September 15, 2016

For more info: http://www.witsendpoetry.com/

Aug
22
7:00 pm19:00

Reading Room: Gil Allen & Ashley Warlick

Our Fall Reading Room Series kicks off on 8/22, 7pm @ M. Judson!

Gilbert Allen's most recent books are The Final Days of Great American Shopping (a collection of linked stories from USC Press) and Catma (a collection of poems from Measure Press).
Ashley Warlick is the author of four novels; the most recent, The Arrangement

Aug
6
10:00 am10:00

Read Up, Greenville

Read Up, Greenville is a celebration of Young Adult and Middle Grades books and authors. Saturday, August 6th will be a full day of book sales, author signings, panel discussions and keynote speakers. The day will feature nine panels specific to different themes and three keynote addresses. 24 Middle Grades and YA authors will be on the Peace Center campus. 

The event is free to all with the exception of the keynote events. Each keynote presentation is $7.00 or all three for $15.00.

If you love reading or love a teen who loves reading, then Read Up is for you! www.readupgreenville.com

The Emrys Foundation is a proud sponsor of Read Up!

Jun
26
4:00 pm16:00

Lit Live! Variety Show with Brian Panowich of Bull Mountain and Musician Charles Hedgepath at M. Judson

There's a saying that all stories are love stories. To celebrate the many forms that storytelling takes, we're teaming up with our friend and local musician genius Charles Hedgepath to bring you an evening of books and songs that go together. Think of it as a our kind of old fashioned variety show, where great books and authors come together with great musical themes for a truly special Sunday evening in the bookstore

Our June Lit Live theme: Murder!

Jun
22
5:00 pm17:00

Emrys Journal Pick-Up

Did you miss the Emrys Annual Meeting & Journal Launch?

We have two events scheduled to pick-up your copy of  the Emrys Journal Vol. 33.

The second is Wed., June 22: 5 - 6:30 pm @ Chicora Alley

Come have a drink, meet us & pick-up your Journal!

Please RSVP to kim.emrys@gmail.com by Fri., June 17 so that we are sure to have your Journal ready!

Even if you don't RSVP, no worries- we'll be sure to bring extras!

Jun
18
9:00 am09:00

Emrys Journal Pick-Up

Did you miss the Emrys Annual Meeting & Journal Launch?

We have two events scheduled to pick-up your copy of  the Emrys Journal Vol. 33.

The first is Sat., June 18: 9 - 11 am @ Coffee Underground

 

Please RSVP to kim.emrys@gmail.com by Fri., June 17 so that we are sure to have your Journal ready!

Even if you don't RSVP, no worries- we'll be sure to bring extras!

Jun
16
7:00 pm19:00

Reading and Signing with Maggie Mitchell of Pretty Is at M. Judson

Reading and Signing with Maggie Mitchell of Pretty Is

For fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train, that summer, under the watchful gaze of their kidnapper, they formed a bond that would never be broken. Decades later, both women have new lives and identities. But the events of that summer are about to come back with a vengeance.Lois and Carly-May must face the truth about their secret, shared past...What really happened in the woods that summer?

Maggie Mitchell has published short fiction in a number of literary magazines, including the New Ohio Review, American Literary Review, and Green Mountains Review. Her story 'It Would Be Different If' is included in the Bedford Introduction to Literature. She teaches English and creative writing at the University of West Georgia.