Upcoming Events

  • First Reading for the 2022-2023 Season: Melissa Crowe!
    Sep 09, 7:00 PM
    Charleston Library Society, 164 King St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
    Melissa Crowe is the author of Dear Terror, Dear Splendor (University of Wisconsin Press, 2019). See "Learn More" for more information about this wonderful poet. This is a two-day event. Melissa will read on Friday night, and on Saturday morning, she will provide a seminar.
  • Han VanderHart Reading
    Oct 14, 7:00 PM
    Charleston Library Society, 164 King St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
    Han VanderHart is a genderqueer Southern writer living in Durham, North Carolina. They have poetry and essays published in The Boston Globe, Kenyon Review, The American Poetry Review, The Rumpus, AGNI and elsewhere.
  •  Jaki Shelton Green Reading
    Nov 11, 7:00 PM
    Charleston Library Society, 164 King St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
    Jaki Shelton Green, ninth Poet Laureate of North Carolina is a 2019 Academy of American Poet Laureate Fellow, 2014 NC Literary Hall of Fame Inductee, 2009 NC Piedmont Laureate appointment, and 2003 recipient of the North Carolina Award for Literature.
  • Tarfia Faizullah Reading
    Feb 10, 2023, 7:00 PM
    Charleston Library Society, 164 King St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
    Tarfia Faizullah is the author of two poetry collections, REGISTERS OF ILLUMINATED VILLAGES (Graywolf, 2018) and SEAM (SIU, 2014). Tarfia’s writing appears widely in the U.S. and abroad in the Daily Star, Hindu Business Line, BuzzFeed, PBS News Hour, Huffington Post, Poetry Magazine, and many more.
  • Jill McDonough Reading
    Mar 10, 2023, 7:00 PM
    Charleston Library Society, 164 King St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
    Three-time Pushcart prize winner Jill McDonough is the recipient of fellowships from the Cullman Center, the Fine Arts Work Center, the Lannan Foundation, the NEA, and the Stegner Program. She teaches in UMass-Boston’s MFA program and two Boston jails.
  • Yalie Saweda Kamara Reading
    Apr 14, 2023, 7:00 PM
    Charleston Library Society, 164 King St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
    Yalie Saweda Kamara is a Sierra Leonean-American writer, educator, and researcher from Oakland, California. Selected as the 2022-2023 Cincinnati and Mercantile Library Poet Laureate (2-year term), she is the author of A Brief Biography of My Name (2018) and When the Living Sing (2017).
  • Glenis Redmond Reading
    May 12, 2023, 7:00 PM
    Charleston Library Society, 164 King St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
    Glenis Redmond is a performance poet, a Kennedy Center Teaching Artist, and a Cave Canem alumni. She is the author of three books of poetry: Backbone (Underground Epics, 2000), Under the Sun (Main Street Rag, 2002), and What My Hand Say (Press 53, 2016)