Thursday, October 5, 2017

To Be Or Not. A Poetic Question

The Book Tavern and Poetry Matters Project  have teamed up to discuss topics that has been on everyone's mind whether they share openly or not. We discuss openly discuss matters regarding race and heritage. We have taken the discussion out of Facebook in boxes to face-to face conversation. We can share our views on kneeling in protest to demands for the removal of historical monuments.  We have found that the forum brings more understanding than agreement but that's better than holding a thought with no safe place to air it.

  Poetry Matters Project has chosen to take the issue on using poetry as an entrance and literary commentary as a back drop and resource. The Book Tavern has joined to provide a place where topics can be discussed and writers and readers can find a middle ground to speak, teach and learn.

  The events are open to anyone who has a idea, update or even a question to share. The goal is not discourse but discussion. a place where we can agree to disagree and at the same time build community. And sometime even to set the record straight.  We invite you the reader and your friends to join us. Who knows we may all learn something new.  For more information. To sign up to share your poetic leanings. Email us To learn what books we recommend visit our Facebook pages @BookTavern @PoetryMattersProject.

   We hope to see you soon!

Lucinda Clark-Founder
Poetry Matters Project

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Poetry Matters Alum Derek Berry is On the Move!

Derek Berry has taken on an ambitious project with a number of his fellow Charleston Poets including Poet Laureate Marcus Amaker to take the city of Charleston by storm with a poetry marathon. Below is the complete schedule. To learn more about the events and outstanding press this project has received visit You Tube Follow on Facebook: Facebook page

Free Verse Festival  Schedule

Oct. 1st
2-4pm-- How to Submit to a Literary Journal

Oct. 6th

3-5pm-- Rehearsal for Blank Page Poetry?
6pm-- Laureate Reading at Buxton Books

Oct. 7th
8am-2pm-- Typewriter Poetry at Farmer’s Market
7pm-- Kimberly J. Simms Reading at Eclectic Cafe

Oct. 12th
4:00-5:30pm-- Youth Workshop at Children’s Museum
7-9pm-- Tech Rehearsal for Blank Page Poetry

Oct. 13th
4:30-6pm-- Youth Poetry Open Mic
7-9pm-- Tech Rehearsal for Blank Page Poetry

Oct. 14th

8am-2pm-- Typewriter Poetry at Charleston Farmer’s Market

Oct. 15th
12-3pm-- Poetry & Pancakes at Local 616

Oct. 19th

5:30-7pm-- Pizza & Poetry Family Night at Fabluon
7pm-9pm-- Fabulous Nights LGBT Poetry Night
Oct. 20th
7pm-9pm-- Open Mic Poetry at Redux Art Gallery

Oct. 21st
8am-2pm-- Typewriter Poetry at Charleston Farmer’s Market
7:30-9:00pm-- CLTive Poetry Reading at 492 King

Oct. 27th
James Simons Elementary School Workshop

Oct. 28th
8am-12:30pm-- Typewriter Poetry at Charleston Farmer’s Market
1:00pm-2:00pm-- Kid’s Workshop at John L. Dart Library
5pm-7:30pm-- Physics Department Halloween Party w/ Kensley Burriss

Oct. 31st