Clemson Slam
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Clemson Slam

The Watering Hole Poetry Organization in partnership with Clemson University Literary Festival presents a $1,000 Grand Prize SLAM! Prizes: $1,000 1st Place $500 2nd Place $200 3rd Place $100 4th Place $100 5th Place $100 6th Place   Submission period: 12/8/2016 – 1/15/2016 How to Enter: To enter, submit 3 poems (video and audio links only) by...

December 13, 2016November 29, 2018by
Upcoming Events 2016-2017
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Upcoming Events 2016-2017

TWH/Clemson $1,000 Slam March 29, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.: See 6 prolific spoken word geniuses compete for $1,000; Kung Fu Cantina, 101 Keith St., Clemson, S.C. (Free and open to the public) Summer Retreat Series March 1, 2017 applications will open for three themed small group weekends of writing. #TWHatAWP February 9 and 10, 2017: 2 Evening...

December 12, 2016November 29, 2018by
#TWHatAWP
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#TWHatAWP

The Watering Hole at the 2017 Association Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference in Washington, D.C.   TWH Panel February 9, 4:30pm – 5:45pm–AWP Panel Title: Take Me To The Water: How Poets of Color Migrated South and Built an Inclusive and Growing Community Location: Room 207B, Washington Convention Center, Level Two TWH Salon (Workshop)...

November 8, 2016November 29, 2018by
Winter Retreat 
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Winter Retreat 

Winter Retreat  Writing can be isolating. Creative writers go months without having a conversation with another writer. They become hermit creatives. Being a poet of color, who works in the South, and who lives in a country that hesitates to support the arts compounds this artistic scarcity. Not to mention, the cost of retreats can...

2016 Winter Residency
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2016 Winter Residency

2016 Winter Residency Monday, December 26 – Friday, December 30, 2016 Santee State Park, in Santee, South Carolina First Annual Watering Hole Poetry Residency, held at Santee State Park in S.C., is dedicated to poets of color. This residency is open to everyone, but preference is given to members of The Watering Hole Facebook group. APPLICATION  Application Fee:...

Monifa’s Inteview! Hip-Hop Stand Up! Poetry Stand Up!
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Monifa’s Inteview! Hip-Hop Stand Up! Poetry Stand Up!

Monifa has a great interview with Bronco Radio out of Fayetteville! We’re doing everything we can to get the word out! Remember when your your preschool teacher taught you how to share? Now, would be a great time to apply that. Share. Share. Share. #Grinding #TWHTribe

2016 Winter Retreat Scholarships
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2016 Winter Retreat Scholarships

We are proud to announce three need-based retreat scholarships: Norman Jordan Scholarship for West Virginia Writers of Color, endowed by Mixxed Media, LLC and The Lindsey Scholarship for Male Poets, donated in memory of George Rufus Lindsey. These need-based scholarships will be judged by an impartial 3rd party reviewer. (If you do not fall into these categories, we apologize. The basic parameters...

September 17, 2015November 29, 2018by
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
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