Continued: Cultural calendar
Sept. 19 --- 2009 SC Poetry Initiative Poets Summit: The Art of Risk in South Carolina Poetry. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Columbia Museum of Art. This year marks the sixth annual South Carolina Poetry Initiative Poets Summit. Featured poet Sharon Olds will be joined by the talent of poets Rosanna Warren and De’Lana Dameron for this very special event focusing on the art of taking risk when writing and performing poetry. Lunch will be provided by the South Carolina Poetry Initiative. The event will conclude with an Open Mic session. Free.
Oct. 10 --- 2009 South Carolina Chapbook Awards Ceremony. 2 – 4 p.m., Columbia Museum of Art. Marking the South Carolina Poetry Initiative’s 2009 Chapbook Contest, the initiative will be hosting the announcement of its 2009 winners at a celebratory event featuring readings by its 2008 Chapbook Contest winners. This event will also feature the launch of the 2008 chapbooks, which are published by Stepping Stone Press. Free
Stark Raven Mad: A Celebration of Edgar Allen Poe
The University of South Carolina Arts Institute presents Stark Raven Mad, in cooperation with the Richland County Library. The Richland County Public Library’s online book club, “Book Buzz,” will discuss the collected works of Edgar Allen Poe in honor of the 200th anniversary of his birth. Audience participants will receive a free copy of “Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe” at each event and a Poe Poem in the Pocket on Oct. 10. Sponsored by University of South Carolina’s Arts Institute, The Big Read, Richland County Public Library, and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information, visit the Web site: www.cas.sc.edu/engl/poetry/.
Oct. 1 – 6:30 p.m., Richland County Public Library, main branch. Lancaster assistant professor Dr. Christopher Bundrick will discuss the works of Edgar Allan Poe. Discussion will follow with a showing of the 1935 classic horror film, “The Raven.”
Oct. 2 – 6:30 p.m., Richland County Public Library, main branch. Launch of its month-long Big Read spectacular with a reception and formal reading by poet Meg Kearney at the Columbia Museum, Corner of Hampton and Main. Kearney will read from “An Unkindness of Ravens,” now in its second printing.
Oct. 4 – 3 p.m., Richland County Public Library, main branch. The Columbia Marionette Theatre will present a production of Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Tell Tale Heart” with an introduction by emerging University of South Carolina poets.
Oct. 5 – 6:30 p.m., Rutledge Chapel, University of South Carolina Historic Horseshoe. University of South Carolina professor and scholar Dr. Leon Jackson will discuss the poet and writer Edgar Allen Poe and highlight works by and on Poe from the University of South Carolina’s Joel Myerson Collection of Nineteenth Century American Literature.
Oct. 8 – 6:30 p.m., Richland County Public Library, main branch. A screening of the American International Pictures film, “House of Usher,” starring Vincent Price and directed by Roger Corman.
Oct. 8 - Poetry workshop, by Darien Cavanaugh, a Ph.D. candidate in composition and rhetoric and co-editor of Yemasee, the university's literary journal. Cavanaugh will lead a poetry workshop centering on the grotesque in Edgar Allen Poe's works at Willow Lane High School. Willow Lane is affiliated with the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Ju