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Thu, Oct 12



October 2023 Open Mic Night

October 2023 Open Mic Night
October 2023 Open Mic Night

Time & Location

Oct 12, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Sandies, 711 Bladen St, Beaufort, SC 29902, USA

About the event

In partnership with the South Carolina Writers Association and the Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce, the Conroy Center’s monthly Open Mic Night will be held at Sandies (711 Bladen St.) on Thursday, October 12, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Our featured writer is Brooke McKinney, author of the debut poetry collection The Distance Between Birds.

When: Thursday, October 12, 2023 at 6 PM – 7:30 PM EDT Price: Free · Duration: 1 hr 30 min Where: Sandies (711 Bladen St.)

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We want to build our community of writers and an appreciation for the art and talent of new, emerging, and long-time writers. Thank you for supporting this partnership!

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About our featured writer: Brooke McKinney is a poet and writer from South Georgia where she grew up on a farm and was raised by bulldogs. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from Valdosta State University and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Hollins University.

Brooke’s work was a finalist in the Key West Emerging Writer’s Contest and the World’s the Best Short-Short Story. Her nonfiction has received scholarships to the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Looking Glass Rock Writers’ Conference, and Writers in Paradise. Her poetry collection, The Distance Between Birds, is forthcoming October 2023. She is the recipient of two Academy of American Poets Awards and most recently, her poetry was shortlisted for the Montreal International Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Florida Review, Copper Nickel, New South, Salt Hill Journal, Potomac Review, The Southeast Review, Columbia Poetry Review, RHINO Poetry, Artemis and Kestrel. She lives in Beaufort, SC, with two dogs, Jane and Arlo.

This program and others like this would not be possible without your financial help for which, as always, Pat Conroy Literary Center gratefully thanks you.

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