Our state motto, Dum spiro spero, means, “While I breathe, I hope.” Monifa Lemons is the co-founder and director of The Watering Hole, a South Carolina based poetry community dedicated to youth poets of color. Matthew Foley is a spoken word poet on the Board of Directors of The Unspoken Word, a literary arts nonprofit that programs poetry events in the Charleston area. The poets’ thought-provoking work both challenges and celebrates the geographical and emotional terrain of South Carolina.
The Poetic Conversations series is an opportunity for the community to witness powerful poetry through readings, conversations, and talkbacks with esteemed poets. Moderated by the Peace Center’s award-winning Poet-in-Residence, Glenis Redmond, Poetic Conversations welcome literary giants to the stage and embrace topics that reflect the diversity of our communities. Events are FREE of charge, reaching a broad audience brought together through the power of the written and spoken word.
Poetic Conversations may contain mature language and content.