ETV’s Carolina Classrooms
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ETV’s Carolina Classrooms

We were featured on ETV’s Carolina Classrooms, an educational series for teachers, parents and all citizens invested in the education of our children. Each program focuses on key educational topics and initiatives in our state. We talk about our youth workshops and summer camps, which teach creative writing, self-confidence, and communications skills.

AWP: Spotlight
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AWP: Spotlight

Share your favorite work-related memory. There are so many, but one of our favorite is how our annual fish fry started. This was at our second Annual Winter Retreat in 2014. We sent someone out to the store to get a couple of fish for dinner. We’d already cooked, but we needed a couple more....

Free Black Space
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Free Black Space

1 In December, a white woman entered our poet-of-color space. The year before too, a different white woman entered our poet-of-color space and had the nerve to offer instruction to the whole group of poets. 2 Nothing is neutral and ahistorical. This is problematic for an organization dedicated to poets of color who reserve our...

Legendary Women
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Legendary Women

A beautiful interview by Margaret Bates. Thank you, Margaret. Here’s an excerpt of “Sitting Down with the Women of The Watering Hole.” What do you think are challenges that face both writers and performers of poetry (whether written or spoken word)? It all comes back to craft for the stage and page poet. Poetry is...

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...

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

My Muse is Dancing Again
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My Muse is Dancing Again

A beautiful review and remembrance of Stephanie Irby Suell’s experience at our 2014 Retreat. Thank you Stephanie.  Your words mean so much and give us fuel to keep pushing towards the mark. Here’s an excerpt of “My Muse is Dancing Again,” a brief account of depression, writing, and the 2014 retreat. “At the end of...

The Sweet Water of Craft by Jennifer Bartell
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The Sweet Water of Craft by Jennifer Bartell

I was born and raised in South Carolina and know that a journey to a watering hole is not a wasted trip; it’s a trip of necessity. It’s a place where you can drink water that is so essential for life. The Watering Hole poetry group functions similarly: it’s a place where page poets, spoken...

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