Every 4th Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m at The Velo Fellow.
Reading Rooms feature a published local/regional writer. See specific dates below. Come early to select your seat, grab a drink and mingle!
Fall 2019: Monday, August 26; Monday, September 23; Monday, October 28
Spring 2020 : Monday, January 27; Monday, February 24; Monday, March 23; Monday, April 27 (Young Voices)
Monday, August 26th - Brock Adams
Brock Adams's novel Ember won the 2016 South Carolina First Novel Prize and was published by Hub City Press in 2017. His short fiction has appeared in Best American Mystery Stories, The Sewanee Review, Barrelhouse, and many other journals. He's won prizes including the Andrew Lytle Prize in Fiction, the Hub City Fiction Prize, and second place in Playboy's College Fiction Contest. Adams lives in Spartanburg with his wife and daughter, where he teaches English and Creative Writing at USC Upstate.
Monday, September 23rd - Brad Willis
Brad Willis lives in Greenville, SC where he worked for six years as an award-winning reporter for WYFF-TV and won the 2003 National Headliner Award Best of Show. Brad began investigating the stories behind Murder, etc. while working for WYFF. Prior to working in Greenville, he worked as a reporter in Jackson, MS and Columbia, MO.
In the years since he left television, Brad has developed news reporting sites for the gaming industry and worked occasionally as a freelance writer for local publications, Charlotte magazine, and The Bitter Southerner. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism. For more about Brad, visit bradwillis.net.
Monday, October 28th – TBD
Monday, January 26th – Lisa M. Hase-Jackson
Lisa M. Hase-Jackson’s debut collection of poetry, Flint and Fire, was selected for the 2018 Hilary Tham Capital Collection Series prize by Jericho Brown. She holds an MFA in poetry from Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and a MA in English from Kansas State University. Her award-winning poetry has appeared in such journals as The Midwest Quarterly, Kansas City Voices, Fall Lines, and The South Carolina Review. Born in Portland, Oregon and raised primarily in the Midwest, Lisa is a traveler at heart and has spent her adult years living and writing in such places as Anyang, South Korea, Albuquerque, New Mexico and Spoleto, Italy. Her current perch is Charleston, South Carolina where she writes and teaches at the College of Charleston. Lisa is Editor in Chief for South 85 Journal and founding editor of Zingara Poetry Review.
Monday, February 24th – TBD
Monday, March 23rd – TBD