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
Poetry Fest
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Poetry Fest

The Watering Hole, in honor of our mission to bring performance and craft to all that we do, invites you to our 2-Day Poetry Fest in Columbia, S.C. during the first weekend in April. Click here to BUY TICKETS in advance. This is what you’ll experience: Saturday, April 4, 2015 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Poetry Workshops (Free) Langston...

February 22, 2015November 29, 2018by
TWH @ Day Poetry Fest!
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TWH @ Day Poetry Fest!

The Watering Hole, in honor of our mission to bring performance and craft to all that we do, invites you to our 2-Day Poetry Festival the first weekend in April. Here’s what you’ll experience: Saturday, April 4, 2015 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Poetry Workshops Langston Hughes Poetry Center Allen University – Columbia, SC (Reserved seating...

February 22, 2015November 29, 2018by
Black Radical Thought on Environmentalism and Race with Carolyn Finney
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Black Radical Thought on Environmentalism and Race with Carolyn Finney

This was such an eye-opening talk about the unexpected but obvious (when you see it) link between folks of color and environmentalism. We attended Black Radical Thought in the Contemporary South, a lecture series hosted by Nikky Finney. Dr. Carolyn Finney who wrote Black Faces, White Spaces broke it down like this. The industry of environmentalism is blind to...

November 17, 2014November 29, 2018by
Furious Flower Panel
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Furious Flower Panel

Furious Flower Poetry Conference: Seeding the Future of African American Poetry September 24-27, 2014 James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia Panel: The Power of Collectives The Watering Hole: A Space that Sustains Black Poetry and Community Friday, September 26, 2014 Panel members: Candace Wiley, Monifa Lemons, Remica Bingham-Risher, Amoja “MoMan” Sumler, & Jennifer Bartell A big thank...