Conroy Center hosting poetry reading during Night on the Town

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During the annual Night on the Town celebration in downtown Beaufort on Friday, Dec. 6, the nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center will host a poetry reading featuring Andrew K. Clark (Jesus in the Trailer), Benjamin Cutler (The Geese Who Might Be Gods), and Miho Kinnas (Move Over, Bird).

Free and open to the public, the reading begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Conroy Center at 905 Port Republic Street. Books will be available for sale and signing, with wine and light refreshments served.

Andrew K. Clark – Jesus in the Trailer: Clark is a writer from Alexander, N.C., outside of Asheville, where he now resides. His full-length collection of poetry, Jesus in the Trailer, was published by Main Street Rag Press in October 2019. He is the recipient of the Georgia Southern University Roy F. Powell Award for Creative Writing and is an MFA candidate at Converse College. 

Benjamin Cutler – The Geese Who Might Be Gods: Cutler is an award-winning, Pushcart-nominated poet with work appearing or forthcoming in Cider Press Review, Cold Mountain Review, Pembroke Magazine, The Shore, Cumberland River Review, The Carolina Quarterly, Barren Magazine, and Longleaf Review, among others. He teaches English and creative writing teacher at Swain County High School in the southern Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina. His full-length poetry book, The Geese Who Might be Gods, was published by Main Street Rag Press in 2019.

Miho Kinnas – Move Over, Bird: Kinnas is a Japanese-born writer and translator, and the author of the poetry collections Today, Fish Only and Move Over, Bird. Her work has appeared in various journals and anthologies. Kinnas conducts haiku workshops at many locations including Shanghai International Literary Festival, Pat Conroy Literary Center, local libraries, and schools. She holds an M.F.A. from City University of Hong Kong and lives on Hilton Head Island.

Above: Poet Andrew K. Clark


What: Poetry reading

When: 5:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6

Where: Conroy Center at 905 Port Republic Street

Cost: Free and open to the public. Books will be available for sale and

signing, with wine and light refreshments served

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