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 Hughes Poetry Center
on the campus of Allen University
1329 Pine Street, Columbia, SC
(Reserved seating with paid weekend tickets)

4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Open Mic/Book Signing
Beyond Measure by Author Connie Johnson
Richland County Public Library
1431 Assembly Street Columbia, SC 29201
For more information and to purchase a book please visit:  www.connieljohnson.com

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m $300 Invitational Slam!
Poetry Slam – Page to Stage Poets
All are welcome! Pieces can be read or memorized.
($25 entry fee for Slam)
Conundrum Music Hall
626 Meeting Street, West Columbia, SC
($15 @ the door)

Sunday, April 5, 2015 

3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Annual Sundresses, Sandals, and Spoken Word Poetry Showcase
($15 at the door)
Conundrum Music Hall
626 Meeting Street, West Columbia, SC
Dress Theme: Mama Africa
Wear your best African/Batik print dresses for an impromptu fashion show!

Performers: Selah the Poet, Bugsy CalhounCandace Wiley, Tavis P. Brunson, James Harris a.k.a. IdleWild, King Shakur (new book release) Features: Elliot Axiom (the Velvet Teddy Bear…TRUST, ladies!) and Tamika Harper a.k.a. Georgia Me

Click here to BUY TICKETS in advance.

Sorry, no refunds.

Brought to you by Monifa Lemons Jackson of The Watering Hole and Bugsy Calhoun, both members of The Unusual Suspects Family!


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