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
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
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
2014 Winter Retreat Scholarships
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2014 Winter Retreat Scholarships

We are proud to announce two need-based retreat scholarships: The Hooper Scholarship for Single Mothers 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 were set by our very generous donors...

November 8, 2014November 29, 2018by