Contemporary Poetry in the Carolinas and beyond



About Wit’s End Poetry

Established in 2002, Wits End Poetry is the longest running poetry series in South Carolina! 501 (C) 3

Wits End Poetry is a full 501 (c) (3) tax exempt non-profit and SC charity. Our programs improve literacy and help build creative capital in South Carolina. We are in desparate need of donations to expand our educational programs, as well as to continue to bring nationally recognized poets to our area.

For information on how to donate please email kimberly@witsendpoetry.com. All donations are tax deductible. In-kind donations are also appreciated.

Mailing Address: 3 Hughes Creek Road, Marietta, SC 29661

Events held at Coffee Underground at 1 East Coffee Street, Greenville, SC 29601.




Calendar

Wits End Poetry 18th Anniversary Celebration


Sat, October 3, 2020
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM EDT
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Wits End Poetry Showcase


Sat, November 7, 2020
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM EDT
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Wits End Poetry Showcase


Sat, December 5, 2020
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM EDT
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Education Outreach

Wits End Poetry sponsors Upstate Teen Poetry Clubs and Teen Poetry Slams in Greenville County schools in partnership with SmartARTS!

In partnership with SmartARTS and Wits End Poetry, Johnny C Weaver hosted a poetry slam with high school students at Carolina High School! In addition, he worked with students on writing poetry at Southside High School and Greenville High School.

In partnership with SmartARTS and Wits End Poetry, Kimberly Simms hosted a poetry slam with 8th graders at League Academy.

Sponsored by Wits End Poetry, Mr Dove Dupree met weekly on Tuesdays with students in the after school program at Tanglewood to inspire them to write poetry about their personal experiences.

Sponsored by Wits End Poetry, Moody Black met weekly on Thurdays with students at League Academy in the after school program to inspire them to write poems using metaphors and imagery to improve their literacy.

In partnership with SmartARTS and Wits End Poetry, Moody Black led students in a Haiku Slam at East North Street, Greenville Middle School, Sterling, and Stone Academy.

In partnership with SmartARTS and Wits End Poetry, Dove Dupree helped students at Grove Elementary write their own class rap! He also worked with students to express themselves throug creative writing at Bells Crossing and League Academy.



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Sunday Night


Say What!! Open Mic featuring hosted by Moody Black. The night will also feature poetry games, fun, and a full night of open mic slots for local poets on a first-come, first-serve basis. Produced by Wits End Poetry. All poetry styles welcome. Coffee Underground. 1 East Coffee Street. Greenville, SC 29601. 7:30 pm. $7.

Say What Open Mic! Host Jenice Pleasant. (Slam Team Fundraiser) Featuring Say What Slan Team! Originally from Greenville, the beautiful Jenice Pleasant is a singer-songwriter, poet, and visual artist, as well as a National Poetry Slam semi-finalist. The night will also feature poetry games, fun, and a full night of open mic slots for local poets on a first-come, first-serve basis. Produced by Wits End Poetry. All poetry styles welcome. Coffee Underground. 1 East Coffee Street. Greenville, SC 29601. 7:30 pm. $7

Every Sunday Night 7:30 pm at Coffee Underground 1 E. Coffee Street. Featured poets, Slam and our WeeklO open Mic