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Our monthly virtual Open Mic Night is presented in partnership between the Pat Conroy Literary Center and the South Carolina Writers Association. Our featured writer for September is Yvette R. Murray, author of the poetry collection Hush, Puppy. Join us live on the Conroy Center’s Facebook page for readings by a pantheon of participating writers from in and beyond our South Carolina lowcountry.

When: Thursday, September 14, 2023 at 6 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
Price: Free · Duration: 1 hr 30 min
Where: Facebook Live

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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 our featured writer:
Yvette MurrayYvette R. Murray is an award-winning poet and writer. She has been published in Chestnut Review, Emrys Journal, Litmosphere, A Gathering Together, and others. She is the 2022 Susan Laughter Meyers Poetry Fellow, a 2021 Best New Poet selection, a Watering Hole Fellow, and a Pushcart Prize nominee. She is a board member of the South Carolina Writer’s Association and the Poetry Society of South Carolina, and a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators. @MissYvettewrites.

“Yvette Murray offers a collection that is so shrimp and grits, so Gullah, so Battery, so Charleston. She invites us to taste, feel, and breathe her Charleston. She exercises her poetry muscles with traditional forms and lifts voices that Carolinians have heard all their lives. Let her be your tour guide through the pain and the joy. How grateful we are to share in her witness.”–Len Lawson, author of Chime and co-editor of The Future of Black: Afrofuturism, Black Comics, and Superhero Poetry

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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