Poetry Slam: Putting performance into contemporary poetry

Poetry Slam: Putting performance into contemporary poetry Presented by Kimberly Simms. (Grades 4-12 OR Adults) In this hands-on workshop, poet and educator Kimberly Simms will lead attendees in performing well-known contemporary poems or pre-written original poems. The workshop will feature a short craft lesson on voice and blocking. The workshop will also include a discussion on … Read more

Cooking up Poetry: Writing recipe poems

Cooking up Poetry: Writing recipe poems Presented by Kimberly Simms.  (K-12 OR Adults)In this delicious workshop, poet and educator Kimberly Simms will lead attendees in writing their own “recipe” style poems. Attendees will also discuss several sample poems to help them explore ideas about food and life. The workshop includes a structured poetic form and … Read more

Poetic Perspectives: Exploring the humanities through poetry

Poetic Perspectives: Exploring the humanities through poetry Presented by Kimberly Simms. (K-12 OR Adults)In this workshop, poet and educator Kimberly Simms will lead attendees in writing monologue style poems in the voice of a favorite literary character or historical figure. This workshop works particularly well when exploring a pre-chosen work of fiction or historical figure … Read more

Celebrating Carl Sandburg: Hands on Poetry Experience

Celebrating Carl Sandburg: Hands on Poetry Experience Presented by Kimberly Simms.  (K-8)This workshop weaves together history and poetry to explore Southern themes through the poetry of Carl Sandburg. After introducing Carl Sandburg, Kimberly Simms will lead the group in a poetry writing AND/OR theater activity inspired by Carl Sandburg’s poetry. This experience can be tailored … Read more

A Poetry Reading: Discovering South Carolina through poetry

A Poetry Reading: Discovering South Carolina through poetry Presented by Kimberly Simms. (Grades 4 -12 OR Adults.)This reading, led by poet Kimberly Simms, connects audiences to the excitement of contemporary poetry. Kimberly Simms will share a variety of original and well-known engaging poems that explore the life and history of South Carolina. Kimberly Simms has … Read more

The Classroom Civil War Museum

The Classroom Civil War Museum Presented by Gerald Y. Pitts. **Gerald Pitts requests an additional honorarium or travel reimbursement to the $250 contributed by SC Humanities. A traveling display of Lincoln and Civil War memorabilia and artifacts is available as a separate program. It requires a dedicated classroom for the day and at least six … Read more

An Afternoon with Abraham Lincoln

An Afternoon with Abraham Lincoln Presented by Gerald Y. Pitts. **Gerald Pitts requests an additional honorarium or travel reimbursement to the $250 contributed by SC Humanities. Gerald Y. Pitts performs an original one-act play as Abraham Lincoln. You will hear Abe recount stories of his life from boyhood to presidency. Programs are available for any … Read more

“I Was Born to Be in a Library”: Pat Conroy’s Great Love of Libraries

“I Was Born to Be in a Library”: Pat Conroy’s Great Love of Libraries Presented by Jonathan Haupt. “A library could show you everything if you knew where to look.”—Pat Conroy.This one-hour presentation on best-selling author Pat Conroy’s lifelong love of books and libraries focuses on the roles public libraries, school libraries, and Pat’s own … Read more

Pat Conroy’s Reverence for Teaching

Pat Conroy’s Reverence for Teaching Presented by Jonathan Haupt. “The great teachers of the world fill you up with hope and shower you with a thousand reasons to embrace all aspects of life.”—Pat Conroy.This presentation explores best-selling author Pat Conroy’s transformational years as a student at Beaufort High School and later as a teacher at … Read more