From my email, thanks to Al Black for the very thorough info on the poetry circuit in Columbia SC
Mind Gravy Poetry Venue Poems sliced thin drenched in gravy of dreams forgot
Our award winning featured poet, Linda Lee Harper and our musician, John Scollon were wonderful this past Wednesday. I hope everyone made it home safe as they rushed out into the stormy night.
Saturday, Oct. 30, 10 AM to 4 PM Poets Summit hosted by the South Carolina Poetry Initiative @ Columbia Museum of Art - Mind Gravy will be doing the first presentation of the day @ 10 AM
We have a great poetry lineup for the next few months.
Tara Powell – Nov. 10th – new chapbook
Debbie Daniel – Nov. 17th – date moved from the 4th Wed. for Thanksgiving
Nan Raman – Dec. 8th
Sufia Giza Amenwhsu – Dec. 15th – date moved from the 4th Wed. for Christmas
Social Activism & MLK – Jan. 12th
Ken Autrey – Jan. 26th
Cassie Premo Steele – Feb. 9th
Claire Bateman – Feb. 23rd
Dasan Ahanu – March 9th
King Shakur – March 23rd
Michael Lythgoe – April 13th
Roy Seeger – April 27th
Hosted by Al Bee(Black) 803-608-3057 cell. Interested poets and performance artists, please, contact me.
**Our goal is to promote and encourage the entire diverse range of poetic expression that we see in the arts community.
**Looking for poets, musicians, dancers & ideas for special ‘Mind Gravy’ ecstatic poetry event in March or April.
**We are planning a special ‘Juneteenth’ Celebration in June.
Upcoming Columbia Poetry/Arts Events:
**Every Tuesday, VerseWorks poetry @ the Art Bar(9-12 PM, free)
**Every Tuesday, Music, Poetry, Painting and Open Mic @ the Sly Fox in the Vista, 902 Gervais, Columbia, SC (7:30-11:30 PM)
**Every Thursday, Music Open Mic @ Utopia Food & Spirits(9-12 PM, free)
**First Thursday, Art, Music, Poetry & more @ beautiful downtown Columbia on Main St. between Hampton & Blanding(6-9 PM, free)
**Second Monday, Columbia Writer’s Alliance (6:30 PM)
**Second & Fourth Mondays, The Writer’s Group contact (6:30 PM)
** Friday, Oct . 29, the fabulous Alternacirque @the Art Bar, (9:30 PM, free)
**Saturday, Oct. 30, Poets Summit hosted by the South Carolina Poetry Initiative @ Columbia Museum of Art (10 AM-4 PM) Mind Gravy will be doing the first presentation of the day @ 10 AM
**Tuesday, Nov. 2, Phoenix Tongue –w- VerseWorks @ The Art Bar(8:30 till whenever, free)
**Wednesday, Nov. 3, John Scollon will feature @ the Utopia (8 PM. Free)
**Thursday, Nov. 4, First Thursday, on Main Street from Hampton to Blanding; come get your art, music, poetry and dance on (6-9 PM, free)
**Wednesday, Nov. 10, Tara Powell reads from her new chap book for ‘Mind Gravy’ @ Lamb’s Bread Café (8-10 PM)