One of the Council’s longstanding program priorities for the SC Humanities Council is the Speakers Bureau. Through this program, some of South Carolina’s finest scholars travel throughout the state to share their interests and knowledge of the humanities and to spark discussions about human values, traditions and cultures.
In February 2016, the SC Humanities Council added Greenville poet and former GCSD teacher to its prestigious roster. A full listing of Kimberly Simms' talks are listed below.
Further information about the program is available here: http://schumanities.org/projects/speakers/speakers-faq/
A full list of speaker's is available here: http://schumanities.org/projects/speakers/speakers-list/
You can read Kimberly's full list of talks below. The honorarium for the talk includes any one of the following at no cost to the group:
Community Festival Reading:
This fee covers up to a 45 minute reading and performance plus a Q&A session.
This fee covers up to one 60 minute adult workshop including handouts plus Q&A and informal receptions or lunches
School Assembly Reading up to 2 assemblies:
This fee covers up to two 35 minute readings plus 10 minute Q&A sessions.
This fee covers visits up to 4 classroom workshops on one day for up to 50 minutes each. Each class should be no more than 30 students.
Kimberly SimmsSimms is primarily inspired by the history and people of the South. Simms holds a Masters in English from Clemson University with a Creative Writing Thesis on the textile mills of South Carolina. Kimberly Jane Simms has been sharing her poems with a variety of audiences since she started running poetry slams in her twenties. She was a member of the Greenville Slam Team that won the South East Regional Poetry Slam in 1998. Since then she has gone on to gain recognition from both esteemed literary editors, as well as live audiences. Her poetry has appeared in numerous literary journals such as