2015 WINTER RETREAT
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2015 WINTER RETREAT

Sat., Dec. 26 – Wed., Dec. 30, 2015. Santee State Park, in Santee, South Carolina. This retreat is open to everyone but preference is given to members of The Watering Hole Facebook group. Applications Deadline: October 1, 2015 Application = cover letter + 3 poems + $5 reading fee

September 4, 2015November 30, 2018by
TWH Inspirations Academy 2017 S.T.E.A.M. Sessions for Kids
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TWH Inspirations Academy 2017 S.T.E.A.M. Sessions for Kids

Spring 2017 Register Now! Inspirations Academy offers S.T.E.A.M. workshops designed to be fun, creative, expressive, and exciting project-based, hands-on learning that support the Common Core Standards.This year, we are offering a sessions designed to holistically integrate S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) methods into children’s everyday lives through arts education over a series of weekends...

How to Write a Poetry Cover Letter
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How to Write a Poetry Cover Letter

Cover letters change shape based on what you are applying for. Sometimes poetry submissions lay out exactly what they are looking for in a cover letter. Often they don't. Always, check that organization’s guidelines. Now for the how go's.

Poetry Fest
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Poetry Fest

The Watering Hole, in honor of our mission to bring performance and craft to all that we do, invites you to our 2-Day Poetry Fest in Columbia, S.C. during the first weekend in April. Click here to BUY TICKETS in advance. This is what you’ll experience: Saturday, April 4, 2015 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Poetry Workshops (Free) Langston...

February 22, 2015November 29, 2018by
TWH @ Day Poetry Fest!
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TWH @ Day Poetry Fest!

The Watering Hole, in honor of our mission to bring performance and craft to all that we do, invites you to our 2-Day Poetry Festival the first weekend in April. Here’s what you’ll experience: Saturday, April 4, 2015 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Poetry Workshops Langston Hughes Poetry Center Allen University – Columbia, SC (Reserved seating...

February 22, 2015November 29, 2018by
Post 2014 Retreat Reflections
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Post 2014 Retreat Reflections

Tribe--a communion of poets reaching for a goal together, who accept, support, and encourage each other, who open safe spaces for trust, honesty, and risk, who love, love, love each other freely and forgive each other without hesitation, who uplift and hold accountable, who bring peace and stand in solidarity, who celebrate and mourn together, who adhere to the belief that when one of us wins, we all win, family beyond blood.

January 29, 2015November 30, 2018by
My Muse is Dancing Again
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My Muse is Dancing Again

A beautiful review and remembrance of Stephanie Irby Suell’s experience at our 2014 Retreat. Thank you Stephanie.  Your words mean so much and give us fuel to keep pushing towards the mark. Here’s an excerpt of “My Muse is Dancing Again,” a brief account of depression, writing, and the 2014 retreat. “At the end of...

2013 Winter Retreat
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2013 Winter Retreat

 2013 Retreat More than thirty poets came to Santee, SC from December 27th to the 29th and talked craft with each other. It was a jam packed weekend. (Check out the schedule here.) Our facilitators were fantastic! Tyehimba Jess taught a class on slam and the sonnet, Lita Hooper guided us in unleashing our silenced selves...

January 17, 2015November 29, 2018by
2015 Online Masterclasses
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2015 Online Masterclasses

You can join the online classroom by computer or phone. It’s quick and easy! Here’s what you need to know. If you use your computer, you will need headphones, a microphone, and a quiet room. If you call in, you might want to download any documents that we use ahead of time. If you received a...

January 16, 2015November 29, 2018by
Anthology Submissions
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Anthology Submissions

The Watering Hole is pleased to announce open submissions for unpublished poetry and visual art for our first anthology. The theme is Re-envisioning Heritage and Tribe. This includes poems about home, family, ancestry, history, and so on, but it’s not limited to that. To help you understand the kinds of poems we are looking for, here...

January 14, 2015November 29, 2018by