Charleston Southern University hosts an annual Visiting Writers Series. For 2023-2024, they plan to host poets Lauren K. Carlson and Mathew Merson in November and poet Ray McManus in April. The free series is open to students and the community. SC Humanities supported this program with a Fast Track Literary Grant.
The November program will take place on Friday, November 10 at 6:00 p.m. in Ashby Hall at Charleston Southern University (9200 University Blvd., North Charleston, SC 29486). The program will feature Lauren K. Carlson and Matthew Merson.
Lauren K. Carlson is a mother of three and the author of a chapbook: Animals I have Killed. She currently serves as editor for Tinderbox Poetry Journal.
Matthew Merson is a poet and a teacher in the low country of South Carolina. His work can be found in The James Dickey Review, Poetry South, and Complete Sentence.
Details about the April program will be posted when they are available.
The mission of SC Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. Established in 1973, this 501(c)3 organization is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of community leaders from throughout the state. It presents and supports literary initiatives, lectures, exhibits, festivals, publications, oral history projects, videos, and other humanities-based experiences that directly or indirectly reach more than 250,000 citizens annually. South Carolina Humanities receives funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities as well as corporate, foundation and individual donors. The National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom.