Events 2017 - 2018


For bookings please email kimberlysimmspoet@gmail.com



The Decatur Book Festival

ATLANTA, GA.
Reading presented by Java Monkey
Saturday, September 2nd, 2017 11:30 am
Java Monkey Coffee. 425 Church St, Decatur, GA
www.decaturbookfestival.com

Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival

AUGUSTA, GA.
First annual Author's Alley sponsored by The Book Tavern
Sunday, September 17, 2017 3:30 pm
Lobby of the JB White’s Building. The Book Tavern.
936 Broad Street, Suite 101, Augusta, GA 30901
              

Berry Fleming Book Festival.

AUGUSTA, GA.
Southern Poetry Panel sponsored by Poetry Matters Project
Featuring Kimberly J Simms, Anthony Carter, and Marcus Amaker.
Saturday, September 23, 2017 11:00 am
Augusta University Summerville Campus.
Jaguar Student Activity Center. Hardy Room.

Aiken County Historical Museum.

AIKEN, SC.
Featured Reading sponsored by Poetry
Matters Project & SC Humanities Council.
Sunday, September 24, 2017
433 Newberry St. SW Aiken, SC
              

Furman University

GREENVILLE, SC.
Poetry Slam and Talk sponsored by FUSAB 
Curated and moderated by Kimberly J Simms.
Featuring the Greenville Slam Team.
Monday, October 2nd, 2017. 7:00 pm.
Furman University Student Center.

Charleston Museum

CHARLESTON, SC.
Forces of Nature: STEAM Workshop sponsored by SC Humanities
Friday, October 6th, 2017.10:00 - 11:00 am. FREE
Home School Education Program. Elementary.
360 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403

Free Verse Poetry Festival

CHARLESTON, SC.
Featured reading sponsored by Unspoken Word.
Saturday, October 7th, 2017. 7:00 pm
Eclectic Cafe & Vinyl
132 Spring St, Charleston, SC 29403

PRIVATE BOOK LAUNCH PARTY.

GREENVILLE, SC. Private Event.
Launch party sponsored by Wits End Poetry.
Featuring the live music, a poetry reading, book signing, and refreshments.
Saturday, October 15th, 2017.
By Invitation. Email witsendpoetrysc@gmail.com.

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/

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


School Appearances 2017 - 2018 These events are not open to the public.

September - November  FAYETTEVILLE, GA. 
Residency sponsored by Alliance Theatre. 
Spring Hill Elementary.  4th & 5th Grade. 
Every Monday until November 6th.
December 1 - 19 GREENVILLE, SC. 
Residency sponsored by MAC's SmartARTS. 
J Fisher Middle School.  8th Grade English. 
December 1, 5, 7, 11, 13, 15, 19.
January 8-30GREENVILLE, SC. 
Residency sponsored by MAC's SmartARTS. 
League Academy. 8th grade Communications.
January 8, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 29, 30.
January 19 - February 8 GREENVILLE, SC. 
Residency sponsored by SmartARTS.
League Academy. 8th grade English.
January 19, 31. February 1-8.
April 1-8 2018 Metro Atlanta Spring Break


For bookings please email kimberlysimmspoet@gmail.com


  







Recent Past Events

7/30
CHICAGO, IL. 
Uptown Poetry Slam. Featured poet Kimberly J Simms.  Green Mill Jazz Club, Chicago. 4802 North Broadway Ave. http://greenmilljazz.com/calendar/
8/6
COLUMBIA, SC.
Fall Lines Release Celebration featuring Kimberly J Simms. Richland Library 3 - 4:30pm. 
6/14
PRIVATE EVENT. Young Writers Camp. Speaker. 1:30
http://www.clemson.edu/upstate-writing-project/camps/
*Sponsored by the Upstate Writing Project and Clemson University
6/14
ASHEVILLE, NC Live Poetry Reading with Open Mic. Noble Kava 268 Biltmore Ave. Featured reader. 8:00 pm
https://www.facebook.com/groups/PoetryOpenMicAvl/
6/15
PRIVATE EVENT.  New SmartARTS Artist Information Meeting. 5:30 The Metropolitan Arts Council. 1 Augusta Street.
http://www.greenvillearts.com/mac-programs/smartarts/
7/18 ATLANTA, GA. Master of Ceremonies/Host Kimberly J Simms for the Art Amok Lip Synch Slam (Charity Fundraiser). Red Light Cafe.  8 pm. $10. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-amok-lip-sync-slam-tickets-36228427201#
June 
PRIVATE EVENT. June 26-28. SmartARTS Summer Institute. FAC. Creative Writing Immersion Facilitator. http://www.greenvillearts.com/mac-programs/smartarts/
July  PRIVATE EVENT. GREENVILLE, SC. 2017 July 24-27. SmartARTS Arts Integration Institute. Facilitator Kimberly J Simms leads Creative Writing Immersion and Google Classroom Training. FAC. http://www.greenvillearts.com/
7/29
CHICAGO, IL. Backyard Celebration: Reading and Party headlining Kimberly J Simms. Plus Special Guests. 945 West 32nd Street, Chicago, IL



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