Upcoming Shows with Kimberly J Simms

Today I am meeting at the Greenville Art Museum with the Young Writer's Camp!

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For Bookings please email kimberlysimmspoet@gmail.com. Kimberly's summer and fall are filling up quickly, but please reach out!  Kimberly is certified through the South Carolina Arts Commission, The SC Humanities Council, The Georgia Council for the Arts, and the Metropolitan Arts Council.

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May 14th, 2017 Java Monkey Speaks. Feature Poet. Kimberly J Simms. Java Monkey Coffee House. Decatur, Georgia. Hosted by Theresa Davis.

June 4th. 7:30 Featured reader at Coffee Underground. 1 East Coffee Street. Greenville, SC www.witsendpoetry.com

June 14th. 8:00 pm . Noble Kava. Asheville, NC. Featured reader.

June 15th, Thursday. 5:30 - 8:00 pm. Facilitator. SmartARTS New Artist Information Meeting. The Metropolitan Arts Council.

July 10-14. Midwest Tour Dates including Tulsa, OK.

July 26-28 2017. Facilitator at the SmartARTS Summer Institute.

July 30, 2017. Featured Performer at the Green Mill, Chicago.

October 5 2017. Furman University. Kimberly J Simms Hosts Slam and Talk with the Greenville Slam Team.

October 2017. Teaching Artist Units with the Alliance Theater/Woodruff Arts Center. Dates to be finalised in August 2017.

December 2017. Teaching Artist Unit with League Academy. Dates to be finalized in August 2017.

Kimberly Simms Leads a Workshop at the Pat Conroy Literary Center

Talking to Disaster: 

Responding to Hurricane Matthew through Poetry

After a disaster like Hurricane Matthew, communities can find comfort in poetry and conversations that speak to their shared experience and shared loss. Natural disasters can stir-up strong emotions, which are often put on the back burner as communities address the physical setbacks in their communities. This workshop will focus on healing through reading, writing, and dialogue. Poet Kimberly Simms will share poems on disaster and lead a short writing exercise to provide a medium for dialogue in small groups. 


We had a great group of attendees at the Talking to Disaster Workshop: Sponsored by the Pat Conroy Literary Center. We shared poems and discussed how they related to our own feelings and experiences in the Hurricane. We wrote some poetic sketches and discussed poems by other poets on the subject of Hurricane Matthew. It was a deep and meaningful discussion.

Disasters can be so unsettling and disorientating even months later. It was a wonderful opportunity to feel connected to other people and reflect on our emotions.

Kimberly Simms at Peace Voices!

Today April 8, 2017 I will be at the Peace Center as part of their PeaceVoices program. I will be teaching a workshop at 1pm aimed at teens on the topic of writing fairy tale poems. At 4pm, we will have a poetry slam!