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As a Member of the Charleston Gaillard Center you’ll enjoy exclusive benefits while supporting your performing arts center. Membership Levels are tailored for you. You will receive an array of exciting benefits sure to leave you feeling like a VIP.

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 CHARLESTON GAILLARD CENTER COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAMS

These Programs are free of charge and open to the public.

POETRY WORKSHOPS

sign up options coming in august 2019

Marcus Amaker is Charleston, South Carolina’s first poet laureate, the Charleston Gaillard Center’s 2019-2020 Artist-in-Residence, and an award-winning graphic designer. He’s published seven poetry books and has been mentioned in The New York Times as well as been featured on TEDxCharleston, PBS Newshour, the A&E network, the Huffington Post, Alaska Beyond Magazine, SC Public Radio and many local media outlets. As a musician, he’s created more than 30 electronic music albums. His latest project, empath, is a collaboration with Grammy-nominated producer Quentin E. Baxter. As poet laureate, Marcus visits many schools to conduct poetry workshops and to inspire students to write. Area schools have started poetry clubs after his visits. He also created Charleston’s first poetry festival, Free Verse. As a journalist, Marcus helped to create Charleston Scene, a weekly entertainment section for Charleston’s SC’s daily newspaper, The Post and Courier. He is currently the lead graphic designer for the national music journal, No Depression. Charleston Business Magazine named him one of Charleston’s 50 Most influential people in 2016.

 

YOUTH POETRY SLAM

OCTOBER 19, 2019  |  2PM

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

BALLROOM ONE

The Youth Poetry Slam will bring together young poets of all levels for a friendly completion. The top three winners of the slam will have the opportunity to perform later that night for Free Verse, Charleston’s poetry festival. Prizes will also be awarded to top three poets. Hosted by The Unspoken Word.