Saturday, March 21, 2009

701 Whaley St Poetry Reading Sunday March 22

Delight at the renovations sported by the building at 701 Whaley St in Columbia's Mill Village. The turn of the century architectural style of the original building now with a facelift and an interior renovation is worth noting.

(artwork by Jean Bourque
mixed media oil pastels and markers
on paper, c 2005)

At 2 PM on Sunday March 22 their poet in residence Cathy Smith Bowers of Queens University, Charlotte, will be reciting her latest works @ 701 CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART
Poetry reading and book signing; Part of the Working Poems and Stories Series, Artistic Director: Quitman Marshall.
Admission: $5 go to the 2nd floor this Sunday, March 22nd
Cathy Smith Bowers—has "been published in the ...." "The Love that Ended Yesterday in Texas" an award-winner. Cathy grew up in upstate SC and "moved out of it with literature, but always looks back, believing, as she says, that “the essence of our lives is story.” A long-time poet-in-residence at Queens University in Charlotte, she received the Fuqua Distinguished Educator Award there in 2003. "

"Quitman Marshall, a Columbia native living in Beaufort, SC coordinated the Sundown Poetry Series at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in the 1990s, a role which ultimately led to the founding of the Literary Series at Spoleto Festival USA. He's a former chair of the Board of Governors of the SC Academy of Authors and a founding board member of the SC Book Festival. He has published three chapbooks and is currently working on a book of poetry, a narrative and a novel. Marshall has studied across the country with Henry Taylor, Howard Nemerov, James Tate, David Ignatow and Charles Simic. In 1996 he won the Writers Exchange Award sponsored by Poets & Writers, Inc."

About 701 Center for Contemporary Art
701 Center for Contemporary Art (CCA) is a non-profit visual arts center that promotes understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process and the role of art and artists in the community. The center also encourages interaction between visual arts and other art forms. The Center is located at 701 Whaley Street, Columbia, SC 29201. For more information, visit Upcoming in the 701 CCA Working Poems and Stories Series: Earl Braggs, Michael Chitwood, Ron Rash & George Singleton.
For further inquiries, contact or call 803.238.2351.

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