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The Pat Conroy Literary Center’s monthly Open Mic Night will be held virtually on Thursday, April 11, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Our featured writer is poet Heather Corbally Bryant, author of The Coffin Makers. Open Mic will also feature short readings of 3 to 5 minutes each by other writers in many genres.

When: Thursday, April 11, 2024 at 6 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
Price: Free · Duration: 1 hr 30 min
Where: Virtual

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We want to build our community of writers and an appreciation for the art and talent of new, emerging, and long-time writers. Thank you for supporting this partnership!

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About The Coffin Makers
“Heather Corbally Bryant’s eleventh collection of poetry shows her deepening grasp of language, and follows her grappling with the exigencies of a global pandemic in both intricate and plainspoken poetry.”–Laura Munson, bestselling author and founder of Haven Writing Retreats

“In The Coffin Makers, Heather Corbally Bryant offers us poetic witness to a world turned upside down by catastrophic fear, in clear, beautiful poems, marking out our moments of grief, isolation and hope, step by step. These poems will remain with us as graceful testament to our moment of crisis.”–Eibhear Walshe, Director of Creative Writing, University College Cork

About our featured writer:
Heather Corbally BryantHeather Corbally Bryant is a Senior Lecturer in the Writing Program at Wellesley College. She has also taught at Harvard, the University of Michigan and the Pennsylvania State University where she has won awards for her teaching. She has written eleven books of poetry, a prize-winning academic book, How Will the Heart Endure: Elizabeth Bowen and the Landscape of War, and a work of creative nonfiction, You Can’t Wrap Fire in Paper. Her poems have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, the Massachusetts Book Award, and have won Honorable Mention in the Finishing Line Press Open Chapbook Competition.


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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