Thursday, January 12, 2017

2017 Readings, Workshops, and School Visits

January 4, 17-20 2017. SMART Arts Poetry Unit in Communications at League Academy. As part of this unit students will write tribute poems and participate in a poetry slam!
January 5 2017. Carolina High School Senior English classes in Greenville, SC.
January 17, 2017. Poetry Pendleton features poet Kimberly Simms. This event is sponsored by Wits End Poetry and the Humanities Council of SC. Join Kimberly and host/organizer Robert Lee Kendrick at Viva! Il Vino Winebar at 168 Exchange Streeet Pedleton SC.
January 21 2017. Poetry Out Loud Judge and Performer 2 to 4. Regional Competition. Hub City Press.  Spartanburg Community College, Spartanburg, SC.
January 25. 12-3 pm Professional Development Facilitator for Greenville Middle Academy staff in SMARTArts Arts Integration program.
January 26-28 2017. SMART Arts Poetry Unit in Communications at League Academy. As part of this unit students will write tribute poems and participate in a poetry slam!
January 29, 2017. Poetry Slam Co-Host at Say What Open Mic. Coffee Underground.7:30. 1 East Coffee Street. Greenville, SC.
February 7, 2017. Art Amok Slam invited performer. 8pm. Red Light Cafe. Atlanta GA.
February 6 - 10, 2017. SmartArts Residency at Tigerville Elementary and Mountain View Elementary.
February 14 - 17. SCAC Residency at Woodmont Middle including teacher PD and classroom visits.
February 20, 2017. Spartanburg Methodist College Themed Poetry Reading for English & History 102 Classes.
February 21 - 28, 2017. SmartArts Residency at Tigerville Elementary and Mountain View Elementary.
March  1-3, 2017. Arts Integration Unit with Music and Poetry. Tigerville Elementary.
March 31, 2017. Arts Day at Grey Court Elementary School. 9 - 11 am TBC.
April 8th, 2017. Poetry Workshop and Poetry Slam Performance with Peace Voices at Ramsaur Studio sponsored by the Peace Center. 1:00 pm Workshop 4:00 pm Performance.
April 10th, 2017. Monday Night Poetry & Jazz. Featured Reader. East Bay Meeting House. 8pm. Charleston, SC.
April 11th, 2017. "Talking to Disaster: Finding Healing through Poetry" program led by Kimberly Simms and sponsored by the SC Humanities and the Pat Conroy Literary Center. Beaufort, SC. http://www.patconroyliterarycenter.org/
April 20th, 2017. Poetry Workshop and Poetry Slam at High School. Final details to be announced soon.
BIOGRAPHY
Kimberly Simms is the 2016 Carl Sandburg National Historic Site Writer-in-Residence. She started her poetry career running the first Poetry Slam in South Carolina. She went on to become a Southern Fried Poetry Slam Champion, a National Poetry Slam 'Legend of the South' and a certified slammaster. Today, she continues to walk the line between the stage and the page. She has been featured on TEDX, Turner South, BBC4, and SCETV's Your Day.  Her work has appeared in The Asheville Poetry Review, Aji Magazine, The Millennium Sampler of SC Poetry, Poem, The South Carolina Poetry Review, Eclipse, and many more. She has received poetry awards from Kakalak, the York County Arts Council, The South Carolina Poetry Society, and more. Simms has been nominated for a 2018 Pushcart prize. Her work is included in the South Carolina Poetry Archives at Furman University. She is a native of Greenville, South Carolina. She currently lives in the mountains of South Carolina.

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