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Sat, Oct 12


James Island Town Hall

Seminar with Geffrey Davis

Voice and Invention: Can You Hear Me Now?

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Seminar with Geffrey Davis
Seminar with Geffrey Davis

Time & Location

Oct 12, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

James Island Town Hall, 1122 Dills Bluff Rd, Charleston, SC 29412, USA


About the event

No experience is needed. We even bring the paper and pens. Come try writing a poem! Free!

What makes us all one—and what makes us all different— seems deeply involved with a voice both imagined and actual, inner and social, mine and someone else’s; that separates me and includes me. —from Robert Pinsky 

How does a writer establish a voice that is unmistakably her own? Can changing our voices change our hearts? We will consider, in the light of interiority, intervention, and integrity, poems that show the wild mutability of a writer’s voice. 

Geffrey Davis is author of Revising the Storm and Night Angler, both from BOA Editions. He has won Anne Halley, Dogwood, and Wabash prizes, and fellowships from Bread Loaf, Cave Canem, NEA, Vermont Studio Center, and Whiting Foundation. 

He teaches at the University of Arkansas.

For more information: 843-795-0115

Thanks to our Sponsors

This series is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the South Carolina Arts Commission.

  • James Island Arts
  • South Carolina Arts Commission
  • South Arts
  • South Carolina Humanities
  • The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
  • Town of James Island
  • Charleston County Parks
  • Charleston County Public LIbrary

Funding comes to PSSC through generous grants from the John and Susan Bennett Foundation of the Coastal Community Foundation, and the Dubose and Dorothy Heyward Memorial Fund.

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