Calendar of music, poetry and workshop events
January 12, 2019 – 5pm
Poetry reading for the Carl Jung Society
Gage Hall, 4 Archdale St.
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March 7-9, 2019
Coastal Carolina University’s Gullah and African Diaspora Conference
January 13, noon
Hosting the Youth Speak Out Poetry Slam, in collaboration with YWCA Charleston.
Calhoun Street Library
January 24, 5:30pm
Book Release Party, with Sista Misses, For the Scribes and Gina Mocha
Gibbes Museum of Art
February 1, 5:30pm
Poetry workshop for adults and book signing
February 3, 8pm
Groundhog Day VI benefit concert
Charleston Music Hall
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February 7, 8pm
Solo poetry reading for Mind Gravy Poetry
Cool Beans Coffee
February 22, 5pm-7pm
Book release party, with students from Burke High School
Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
Deckle Edge Literary Festival
March 10, 8pm
Music show, opening up for Jonathan Brown
March 18, 7:30pm
Solo poetry reading for Wits End Poetry.
April 9, 2:00pm + 6:30pm
Poetry workshop + reading at Jane Edwards School + the Edisto Art Guild
Click here for more info
Edisto Beach Civic Center
Edisto Island, SC
April 26, 4:30pm
Master class at the Greenville Peace Center. Click here for info.
April 26, 6:30pm
Poetic Conversation with Cheryl Boyce Taylor (mother of Phife, ATCQ).
Click here for more info.
May 11, 7pm
Solo poetry reading
Irmo Branch Library
6251 St Andrews Road
May 30, 6pm
Poetry & Jazz with The In-Between, for Piccolo Spoleto
Holy Trinity Windermere
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June 20, 6pm
Poetry and Jazz performance, with Quentin E. Baxter
June 21, 7:30pm
Summer Solstice – Poetry reading and workshop
Click here to reserve a free ticket.
July, 28, 6:30pm
Queen Street Harmony Series, with Michael Flynn
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Guest PA for Riverdogs: Live and Local Tuesday nights
Joe Riley Stadium
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“Meet The Artist” reception and reading
The Writer’s Room at The Betsy Hotel South Beach
Black Ink Book Festival
Main Branch (Calhoun Street) of the Charleston County Public Library
September 26, 6pm
THE GREAT AMERICAN READ and By the River – Charleston
Click here for info + free tickets
October 17-24, 2018
Free Verse poetry festival
November 2, 6pm
Creative Concepts: With Community Comes Unity
Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at CofC
Click here for info + free tickets
November 6, 9am
The future of libraries event
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PechaKucha 32: ten-year anniversary of Charleston’s Pecha Kucha
Charleston Music Hall
December 19: Speaking at Wando High School’s feminist club.
December 13: Speaking at the Mt Pleasant Rotary Club. 12:30pm at Harbor Breeze restaurant in Patriots’ Point
December 7: Workshop at Morningside Middle School
Dec. 5, 4:15pm: Workshop for Teens Talk IT UP: Interfaith Arts Project at Burke High School
Nov. 28: Poetry at Liberty Hill Literacy Program
Nov. 17: Workshop at Military Magnet School
Nov. 15: Workshop at Ashley Ridge High School
Nov. 7, 9am: Poetry for Cities + Libraries at Charleston Digital Corridor. Registration information.
Oct. 26, 5:30pm: Opening poem for SHORESH/THE GROUND IS ON FIRE, at CofC.
Oct. 18: Emcee of TEDxCharleston, Charleston Music Hall.
Oct. 16: Poetry talk / reading for the College of Charleston’s Center for Creative Retirement. 2:30pm.
October: Free Verse poetry festival. Click here for more info.
September 23: Berry Fleming Book Festival’s Southern Poetry Panel in Augusta, Georgia at the Augusta University campus. 11am. Click here for the full schedule.
September 10: OPEN Arts Expo at the Cistern on the College of Charleston campus. noon- 4pm.August 23: music show at REDUX for DOJO Nowhere. 6pm.
August 17: Reading poetry for SYZYGY: The Solar Eclipse Plays in Columbia, SC.
July 24: Poetry workshop for Camp Hope.
July 9: Reading poetry at Unitarian Church, during Sunday services.
July 6: Music show – opening up for Carpoolparty at the Tin Roof.
July 6: Poetry workshop at the Carolina Youth Development Center.
June 16: Performance, with Charlton Singleton, for the Charleston Forum. 5:30pm, Charleston Music Hall. Tickets
June 5: The In-Between with Marcus Amaker (jazz musicians perform music inspired by my poetry). Piccolo Spoleto, City Gallery, 6pm.
May 19: Leading a poetry workshop for incarcerated teens at the Al Cannon Detention Center.
May 11: Poetry and discussion at the Wide Angle Lunch Series, Charleston Library Society. 12:30pm
May 6: Reading poetry for Sacred Ground, featuring Leah Suárez + Bare Witness. 8pm, Circular Church. Info.
May 5: Poetry reading for the Pass It On: A Collection of Children’s Poetry event at the Charleston Museum.
April 28: Poetry past and present: Dave the Potter. Charleston Museum, 6pm. Click here for info.
April 23: Poetry reading for What Matters Most: A Creative Arts Festival Exploring Living Fully & Dying Well. 1-5pm at Mt. Pleasant Waterfront Park
April 12: Poetry workshop + reading at Claflin University in Orangeburg, SC. 4pm
March 26: Music + poetry performance for Artist and Craftsmen’s anniversary party.
March 21: Poetry workshop for 4th and 5th grade students of The Cooper School. 12:15-1pm
March 16: Speaking at the Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce luncheon. 12-1:30pm at the Holiday Inn in Mount Pleasant.
March 8: Art of Healing conversation at the Gibbes Museum, with Jonathan Sanchez.
March 3: Reading a poem at Charleston Wine + Food’s Culinary Village Opening Ceremonies. 11:00a.m.
March 2: Poetry reading and talk for Creative Arts of Mount Pleasant. 7-8pm
February 28: Poetry performance for a Black History Month Event at Redux Art Studios. 6-9pm.
February 26: Panel talk, Hand in Hand: Poets Respond to Race, 3:30pm to 4:45pm for the Deckle Edge Literary Festival in Columbia, SC. Richland Library, Room 213
February 25: Panel talk, Poets Laureate and the Work They Do, noon – 1:15pm for the Deckle Edge Literary Festival. Richland Library, Second Level Theater.
February 20: Poets Respond to Race forum at the Pat Conroy Literary Center in Beaufort, SC.
February 15: Poetry reading at Ft. Johnson Middle School
February 7: Poetry reading at the Daniel Island Library, 10:30am – noon. LISTEN TO THE AUDIO HERE.
January 17: Poetry reading for the City of Charleston’s MLK breakfast.
January 15: Poetry reading with Marjory Wentworth during Circular Congregational Church‘s Sunday services.
January 13: Music performance with Jason Layne at Tin Roof, opening up for Jonathan Brown.
December 10: Poetry reading / talk for Indie Author Day at the Charleston County Library. 10:45am – 11:45am
November 16: Poetry reading for the students at Meeting Street Academy
November 15: Poetry reading for South Carolina Federal Credit Union’s diversity and inclusion fair.
November 9: Open mic poetry event at Harold’s Cabin. 7:30pm
November 5: Spinning records with Jason Layne at the Charleston Record Fair. 11am.
November 4: Guest speaker for Charleston County Diversity Committee.11am.
October 24: Speaking and poetry performance at The Riviera Theater at the Belmond at Charleston Place, 11:30am
October 22: Poetry performance for Charleston Arts Festival.
October 19: Poetry and jazz performance for TEDxCharleston.
October 6: Music performance and poetry for Origin (part of the Charleston Arts Festival).
October 5: Poetry performance in collaboration with SCETV, at CofC’s Recital Hall.
October 3: Poetry performance and reading for the MOJA arts festival at Republic Reign.
October 2: Singing and reading poetry at Pop Life! Celebrating the Music of Prince at the Charleston Music Hall.
Sept. 18: Celebrity judge for We Are Family’s annual Iron Mary mix-off competition, at the Mill. 12-5pm
Sept. 17: Poetry performance / keynote speaker for the Black Book festival at Burke High School.
Sept. 15: Speaker at the Good Business Summit’s Building the Relationship Economy in a Digital World breakout session.
Sept. 9: Poetry reading for the Poetry Society of South Carolina, at the Charleston Library Society. 7pm.
August 19: Music performance / talk for Creative Mornings Charleston.
August 18: Music performance at PULP .
August 13: Poetry performance for Charleston Pride.
July 29: Music performance at the Charleston Pour House.
July 6: Poetry reading for the Carolina Youth Development Center‘s Freedom School program.
June 30: Music performance at the Charleston Music Farm. 5-8pm, free. Here’s the poster.
June 29: Poetry performance and reading at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park. 6pm. free. Info here.
June 28: Poetry reading at Buxton Books (2-A Cumberland St). 6pm. free.
June 20: Poetry reading at a Memorial Mural Dedication for Cynthia Hurd, at John L Dart Library. 9AM.
June 12: Waxing Poetic Poetry reading at The Vinyl Countdown.
June 10: Poetry and performance for Nothing Compares 2 U: A Tribute to Prince, at the Charleston Music Hall.
June 5: Poetry reading for Rhythm On Canvas, a live art benefit for the American Lung Association. 1-6pm at The Music Farm.
May 18: Introduction to Purple Rain, the movie, at The Charleston Music Hall.
May 12: Private reception for the release of Charleston Salt and Iron, a book that features one of my poems. The book was compiled by Wendy Politzer.
May 6: Surround Sound: an electronic music event / album release party at Redux, featuring Contour, DanceLab and Nick Jenkins. Click here for tickets and info.
April 30: Poetry reading at the Charleston Farmers Market.
April 26: Mantra book re-release party, Pure Theatre. 7:30pm.
April 7: Spoken Word Event for the CofC’s Office of Sustainability, during Sustainability Week. The event will be held in Towell Library, 6-7:30pm.
February 4: Spinning records for the Distil Union opening party. Info here.
February 2: Panelist for the Gibbes Museum Art of Healing: The Power of Words. 6pm. Get your ticket here.
January 11: Poetry performance with Marjory Wentworth for John Tecklenburg’s inauguration at Charleston City Hall.
December 30: Poetry performance for Open Art Studio Day at John L. Dart library. All ages welcome. 3pm – 4:30pm
December 16: Appearance on Lowcountry Live.
December 10: Open mic poetry at Elliottborough Mini Bar.
November 12: Open mic poetry at Elliottborough Mini Bar.
November 08: Host of the first Boundless Words and Voices at the College of Charleston.
November 08: Host of the second annual Charleston Coffee Cup.
October 17: Hosting and reading poetry at Burke High School
October 15: Poetry for Komen Lowcountry’s Tie One On Party, Family Circle Stadium, Daniel Island SC.
October 10: Poetry at JAILBREAK. Old City Jail. 21 Magazine St. Info here.
September 25: Poetry reading for Marjorie Coakley McIver, Sister of Myra Thompson (Emanuel 9), Conway, SC
September 18: Opening poem for the Charleston Mayoral Forum for Race Equity, Burke High School.
September 10: Open mic poetry at Elliottborough Mini Bar.
August 28: Serendipity Poetry & Jazz Series ft. Marcus Amaker & Moody Black.
Serendipity Catering and Cafe. 118 S Main St, Sumter, South Carolina 8:00pm – 10:00pm. Info here.
August 27: Poetry reading at the Good Business Summit. The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Info here.
August 16: Poetry reading at Hi Harmony, Charleston Music Hall. Info
August 7: Poetry reading at the Unity Concert To Benefit Victims of Emanuel AME Tragedy. Click here for the press release. Event starts at 7:30pm at College of Charleston Sottile Theatre, 44 George Street.
August 1: One City/One Heart: community writing event, sponsored by LILA. 10 a.m. – Noon at Upper Lance Hall, Circular Church, 150 Meeting St. in Charleston. Info here.
July 14: Freedom School Reading at Carolina Development Youth Center.
May 4: Jazz and Spoken Word night benefit for Montessori Day School. Info.
April 26: Performing poetry at Marion Square for People Against Rape‘s “Take Back The Night” event. 2-5 pm.
April 25: Performing poetry at Kulture Klash 8. Get your tickets here.
March 28: Performing poetry at 95 Broad Street, the Luxury Simplified building. Contact Andrea St. Amand for more information.
February 27: Holy City Poetry Slam at the Charleston Music Hall. Hosting + performing. Info.
February 17: Speaking at Createspace, talking about what it’s like to be a self-published poet.
February 5: Dillamental, a live instrumental tribute to J Dilla. Charleston Pour House, 10pm. Tickets are $5 in advance, and $10 at the door. Click here to purchase.
January 22-25, 2015: Charleston International Jazz Festival. I’m hosting a lot of the events of the festival. Click here for info.
December 11: Performing poetry at The City Gallery at Waterfront Park for John Duckworth’s AWAKE exhibit. Get your free ticket …
November 15: Performing poetry at JAILBREAK. Click here for more info
November 14: Performing poetry at Chill N Grill, 2810 Ashley Phosphate Road, North Charleston. Doors open at 8 pm, Showtime is at 9:30. Call 843-343-9522 for more info.
November 4: Performing poetry at King Dusko, 541 King Street. Info.
September 22, 6pm: I will host and read for a Banned Books Week event at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, 161 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC. More info coming soon. The event is being put on by Charleston Friends of the Library.
August 14: The Word Perfect Poetry Show at Charleston Music Hall, 37 John Street, Charleston, SC 29403. Doors at 7pm. Info + Tickets
August 3: “Meet the Artist” Series album listening party and discussion at The Mezz, 276 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401. Doors at 5pm. Info
May 29: Hosting a poetry slam at the John L Dart Library, 1067 King St, Charleston, SC 29403. Info.
May 1: Poetry on the Porch, Mayday Celebration at Old Village in Mount Pleasant. Info.
April 9: Poetry performance for the Jazz Artists of Charleston at the Charleston Jazz House, 93 Spring Street, Suite A. 7 pm. Info
March 15: Spoken Word Poetry workshop at the Circular Congregational Church of Charleston, SC. 1 – 3 pm. Info.
Feb. 6: Dillamental at the Charleston Pour House. Info.
January 28: Workshop for the Write Your Story Teen Empowerment Conference at Burke High School. My workshop, “The Spoken Word,” will be 9-11am and 12-2pm.