The Reading Room invites published regional writers, poets, novelists and essayists to share from their work then join in an audience initiated Q&A. Attendees are encouraged to come early to enjoy dinner, coffee or a drink prior to the reading. Authors’ books also will be available for purchase and signing.


Dorianne Laux's most recent collection, The Book of Men, is the   winner of The Paterson Prize and her fourth book of poems, Facts about the Moon, won The Oregon Book Award. She is also the author of Awake; What We Carry, a finalist for the National Book Critic’s Circle Award; Smoke; as well as two fine small press editions: Superman: The Chapbook and Dark Charms. She co-authored the celebrated text The Poet's Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry. Among her awards are two Best American Poetry Prizes, a Pushcart Prize, two fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. 

Laux's poems have been translated into French, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Romanian, Dutch, Afrikaans, and Brazilian Portuguese. Widely anthologized in America, her work has appeared in the Best of APR, The Norton Anthology of Contemporary Poetry and The Best of the Net. In 2001, she was invited by then US Poet Laureate Stanley Kunitz to read at the Library of Congress. Laux directs the Program in Creative Writing at North Carolina State University and is a founding faculty member at Pacific University's Low Residency MFA Program.

Monday, March 27th @ 7 pm: The SC Governor’s School for the Arts and The Fine Arts Center


 M Judson Bookstore, 130 S. Main St., Greenville

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!