Clemson Slam
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Clemson Slam

The Watering Hole Poetry Organization in partnership with Clemson University Literary Festival presents a $1,000 Grand Prize SLAM! Prizes: $1,000 1st Place $500 2nd Place $200 3rd Place $100 4th Place $100 5th Place $100 6th Place   Submission period: 12/8/2016 – 1/15/2016 How to Enter: To enter, submit 3 poems (video and audio links only) by...

December 13, 2016November 29, 2018by
Upcoming Events 2016-2017
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Upcoming Events 2016-2017

TWH/Clemson $1,000 Slam March 29, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.: See 6 prolific spoken word geniuses compete for $1,000; Kung Fu Cantina, 101 Keith St., Clemson, S.C. (Free and open to the public) Summer Retreat Series March 1, 2017 applications will open for three themed small group weekends of writing. #TWHatAWP February 9 and 10, 2017: 2 Evening...

December 12, 2016November 29, 2018by
#TWHatAWP
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#TWHatAWP

The Watering Hole at the 2017 Association Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference in Washington, D.C.   TWH Panel February 9, 4:30pm – 5:45pm–AWP Panel Title: Take Me To The Water: How Poets of Color Migrated South and Built an Inclusive and Growing Community Location: Room 207B, Washington Convention Center, Level Two TWH Salon (Workshop)...

November 8, 2016November 29, 2018by
Candace’s New Interview and Poems
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Candace’s New Interview and Poems

Our very own Candace Wiley has new poems and an interview by Chaparral’s I.S. Jones! Check it out! http://www.chaparralpoetry.net/first-issue-2016/ Here’s an excerpt of an answer about her poetry: “In general, Fantasy and Sci-Fi pretend that people of color and otherwise othered people don’t exist at all in an enchanted yesteryear or a scientific future or that they don’t...

2016 Winter Residency
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2016 Winter Residency

2016 Winter Residency Monday, December 26 – Friday, December 30, 2016 Santee State Park, in Santee, South Carolina First Annual Watering Hole Poetry Residency, held at Santee State Park in S.C., is dedicated to poets of color. This residency is open to everyone, but preference is given to members of The Watering Hole Facebook group. APPLICATION  Application Fee:...

2016 Winter Retreat
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2016 Winter Retreat

2016 Retreat Monday, December 26 – Friday, December 30, 2016 Santee State Park, in Santee, South Carolina Annual Watering Hole Poetry Retreat, held at Santee State Park in S.C., is dedicated to poets of color. This retreat is open to everyone, but preference is given to members of The Watering Hole Facebook group. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6oi1gkkN-Q] APPLICATION ...

Monifa’s Inteview! Hip-Hop Stand Up! Poetry Stand Up!
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Monifa’s Inteview! Hip-Hop Stand Up! Poetry Stand Up!

Monifa has a great interview with Bronco Radio out of Fayetteville! We’re doing everything we can to get the word out! Remember when your your preschool teacher taught you how to share? Now, would be a great time to apply that. Share. Share. Share. #Grinding #TWHTribe

Len Lawson’s Interview with Ekere Tallie
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Len Lawson’s Interview with Ekere Tallie

If you want your world to change, watch Len​’s interview with Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie​ on poetry, the state of poetry, and her most recent book Dear Continuum: Letters to a Poet Crafting Liberation. We watch this over and over, when we need encouragement or direction. Many thanks to Len Lawson of Sumter, S.C. for proposing and executing...

2016 Winter Retreat Scholarships
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2016 Winter Retreat Scholarships

We are proud to announce three need-based retreat scholarships: Norman Jordan Scholarship for West Virginia Writers of Color, endowed by Mixxed Media, LLC and The Lindsey Scholarship for Male Poets, donated in memory of George Rufus Lindsey. These need-based scholarships will be judged by an impartial 3rd party reviewer. (If you do not fall into these categories, we apologize. The basic parameters...

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