Poetry reading coming to chapel

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“The poets of the world occupy a place of high honor in my city of books.”

– Pat Conroy, “My Reading Life”

In partnership with historic Grace Chapel AME Church, the Pat Conroy Conroy Literary Center will present a community poetry reading featuring eight talented writers from South Carolina, representing Palmetto State natives and newcomers alike. 

“Poetry of Place” will be hled Thursday, June 8, and will explore our inherent connectivity to a sense of place, be that home or elsewhere, real or imagined.

This special event marks the second poetry collaboration between the Conroy Center and Grace Chapel, following on the success of the Feb. 20 program, “Poets Respond to Race.” 

Headlining the June 8 “Poetry of Place” reading is DéLana R.A. Dameron, the 2008 winner of the South Carolina Poetry Book Prize now touring for her second collection, “Weary Kingdom.” Joining Dameron are poets Tim Conroy, Elijah Heyward Jr., Miho Kinnas, Susan Madison, Quitman Marshall, Elizabeth Robin and Olivia Stiffler. 

This event is free and open to the public.

The poetry reading will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. at the chapel at 502 Charles St., with a reception and book signing to follow at the Pat Conroy Literary Center, 308 Charles St. 

Visit www.patconroyliterarycenter.org. 

DéLana R.A. Dameron is the 2008 winner of the South Carolina Poetry Book Prize and will headline the upcoming “Poetry of Place” event. Photo provided.
DéLana R.A. Dameron is the 2008 winner of the South Carolina Poetry Book Prize and will headline the upcoming “Poetry of Place” event. Photo provided.