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When: Friday February 3, 2023; 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Sandies at the Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce (711 Bladen St.)

Monica Lee Weatherly is winner of the Willie Morris Prize for Southern Poetry and author of the recently published chapbook It Felt Like Mississippi—a celebration of the impact of memories and experiences of living in the South.

Weatherly will be reading from her poetry at Sandies at the Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce (711 Bladen St.) on Friday, February 3, at 5:30 p.m. Hosted by the nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center, this event is free and open to the public. Sandies will be open for dine-in or take-out dinner that evening.

The following morning, February 4, Weatherly will teach a ticketed writing workshop, Narrative Poetry & the Oral Tradition of Storytelling, from 10:00 to noon. Learn more and register for the workshop at

Website: Facebook Event Page

About our poet:

Monica Lee WeatherlyMonica Lee Weatherly is a poet, writer, and a professor of English at Georgia State University (Perimeter College). Her poem, “If I Had My Grandmama’s Praise” was the 2021 winner of the Willie Morris Prize for Southern Poetry. She is the author of a chapbook of poetry, It Felt Like Mississippi. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous literary journals, including Tulane Review, Plainsongs Magazine, Nzuri Journal, Merge Literary Magazine, Obsidian, South Florida Poetry Journal, and Auburn Avenue, a biannual publication showcasing the intellectual and creative voices of people of color. She is a member of the Georgia Writers Association and is listed in the Georgia Writers Registry. Her writing often focuses on the culture and experiences of women of color in the American South. She currently lives in a small suburb outside of Atlanta.

This program and others like this would not be possible without your financial help for which, as always, Pat Conroy Literary Center gratefully thanks you.
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