2017 Winter Retreat
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2017 Winter Retreat

2017 Winter Retreat December 26-30, 2017 The retreat features living room style daily classes/workshops, daily craft talks, two readings, one holistic and interactive workshop, a keynote speech, group writing challenges, and a genuine community.   Writing Facilitators Terrance Hayes Terrance Hayes is the author of Lighthead (Penguin 2010), winner of the 2010 National Book Award and finalist for...

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:...

2016 Winter Retreat
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2016 Winter Retreat

2016 Retreat Monday, December 26 – Friday, December 30, 2016 Santee State Park, in Santee, South Carolina Annual Watering Hole Poetry Retreat, held at Santee State Park in S.C., is dedicated to poets of color. This retreat is open to everyone, but preference is given to members of The Watering Hole Facebook group. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6oi1gkkN-Q] APPLICATION ...