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Events

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, 2016December 12, 2016by
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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...

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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

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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...

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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...

September 17, 2015September 17, 2015by
2015 WINTER RETREAT
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2015 WINTER RETREAT

Sat., Dec. 26 – Wed., Dec. 30, 2015. Santee State Park, in Santee, South Carolina. This retreat is open to everyone but preference is given to members of The Watering Hole Facebook group. Applications Deadline: October 1, 2015 Application = cover letter + 3 poems + $5 reading fee

September 4, 2015September 4, 2015by
How to Write a Poetry Cover Letter
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How to Write a Poetry Cover Letter

Cover letters change shape based on what you are applying for. Sometimes poetry submissions lay out exactly what they are looking for in a cover letter. Often they don't. Always, check that organization’s guidelines. Now for the how go's.