Upcoming Shows with Kimberly J Simms


CHARIS BOOKS. ATLANTA BOOK DEBUT.

ATLANTA, GA.
Reading sponsored by Cliterati.
Thursday October 19, 2017. 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm.
The night will feature wine, nibbles, a reading by the author, door prizes, and fun!
Charis Books & More, 1189 Euclid Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307

FURMAN HOMECOMING ALUMNI BOOK SIGNING

GREENVILLE, SC.
Book signing sponsored by Furman Alumni.
Saturday, October 21 2017 11 am to 1 pm.
Furman’s Barnes and Noble Bookstore.
Student center by the lake.
3300 Poinsett Highway Greenville, SC 29613
alumni.furman.edu/homecoming/schedule-of-events

BOOK LAUNCH AT HUB CITY BOOKSHOP.

SPARTANBURG, SC.
Book Launch sponsored by Hub City.
Saturday October 21, 2017. 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
The night will feature wine, nibbles, a reading by the author, door prizes, and fun!
186 West Main Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306.
hubcity.org/bookshop/

NOVEMBER

POETRIO AT MALAPROPS

ASHEVILLE, NC.
Reading by 3 poets including Kimberly J Simms sponsored by Malaprops.
Sunday November 5, 2017. 3:00 pm.
Monthly poetry reading with three poets
55 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC.

TRAVELERS REST BRANCH LIBRARY

TRAVELERS REST, SC.
Book Talk and Signing sponsored by GCLS
Thursday December 7, 2017. 7 pm to 8 pm.
17 Center Street. Travelers Rest, SC 29690
www.greenvillelibrary.org/locations/travelers-rest

ASHEVILLE POETRY SERIES

ASHEVILLE, NC.
Reading and Signing followed by Open Mic
Monday December 18, 2017. 7:30 pm . Doors 7:00pm
The Block off Biltmore
39 S Market Street, Asheville, NC
(Formerly Altamont Poetry Series)

POEMS: BONES OF THE SPIRIT 

COLUMBIA, SC.
Reading sponsored by Al Black
Sunday, January 21, 2017. 1pm
Rooted, a Yoga & Wellbeing Studio 
2917 Millwood Ave. Columbia, SC

EMRYS READING ROOM

GREENVILLE, SC.
Book reading & signing sponsored by the Emrys Foundation
Monday, February 26, 2018
Joe's Place. Books. Wine. Art.
Williams Street, Greenville, SC 29601




A full listing of past events is available at:



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. 

Reflection:

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.

Media

Downloadable Press Release. Click Here.
Downloadable Biography. Click Here.
Applause for Kimberly. Click Here
Questions for Book clubs and Media  Click Here

High Resolution Picture. Click Here.

April, 13, 2016 - Sandburg Home Sets Up Writer in Residence : Blue Ridge Now. Times News. http://www.blueridgenow.com/news/20160413/sandburg-home- sets-up-writer- in-residence- in-historic- house

March 31, 2016 – Kimberly Simms Named 2016 Carl Sandburg Writer-In- Residence: http://trtribune.com/index.php/local-news/item/2366- kimberly-simms- named-2016-carl-sandburg- writer-in- residence

Videos:


May, 16, 2016 –Blue Ridge Bookfest Keynote Address on the writings of Carl Sandburg. Followed by poetry reading by Kimberly Simms, the 2016 Writer-in-Residence at the Carl Sandburg House. Kimberly J. Simms talk and reading begins at 31:00.



April 13, 2016. Carl Sandburg Residency - Press Reading for the Times News. Fortune Tellers "Kimberly at The Carl Sandburg House." Vimeo. https://vimeo.com/162855932

October, 11, 2016. TedX Talk on Poetry Slam. The Ted Talk was followed by a poetry slam curated by Kimberly Simms.  https://www.ted.com/tedx/events/21191

Featured Articles:

August, 15, 2016 - Charleston Currents feature - Three Poems from my new collection Lindy Lee: Songs on Mill Hill.
http://charlestoncurrents.com/2016/08/palmetto-poem-three-by-kimberly-simms/