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Upcoming Events

Events are listed chronologically and, unless otherwise noted, are free and open to the public.   

First Thursday    Online First Thursday Lectures from the Friends of the Waccamaw Library  

    Thursday, December 3 at 10 am  

    Livestream on Facebook > Georgetown County Library  

    "South Carolina Women and the Right to Vote: 100 Years After the 19th Amendment in SC" 

Distinguished Professor Emerita of History at the University of South Carolina, Dr. Marjorie Spruill is author of three books about women’s history, including New Women of the New South: The Leaders of the Woman Suffrage Movement in the Southern States, and is editor of One Woman, One Vote, companion to the PBS documentary series about the movement for women’s voting rights. With degrees from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Duke University, and the University of Virginia, Dr. Spruill is a leading expert on the woman suffrage movement and a prominent historian of the American South.


Tuesdays With     A Gullah Christmas 

    Tuesday, December 15 at 10 am 

    Livestream on Facebook > Georgetown County Library 

    Join the Friends of the Georgetown Library as they welcome storyteller, singer, and historic reenactor Gloria Barr Ford! She will celebrate the season with uniquely Lowcountry tales, songs and reminiscences. You do not need to have a Facebook account to view livestreams. 


Holiday Concert     Traditional Christmas Songs by Jill Trinka 

    Tuesday, December 15 at 5:30 pm 

    Livestream on Facebook > Georgetown County Library 

The Georgetown County Library Facebook page will resound with glad tidings of the Christmas season, thanks to the beautiful vocals and lovely strains of a variety of instruments—including Appalachian dulcimer, Autoharp™, guitar, and keyboards—played masterfully by Dr. Jill Trinka. Trinka will perform a free concert, with a special focus on traditional carols from the Southeastern United States and the Deep South, as well as Christmas music from Appalachia and the British Isles, with a classic holiday song or two included for “virtual” sing-a-longs!

Dr. Trinka’s performance is part of the FOWL Musicians Series, a free concert series sponsored by the Friends of the Waccamaw Library (FOWL).


Tea and Poetry    The Tea and Poetry Series Online

    Thursday, January 21 at 10 am 

    Livestream on Facebook > Georgetown County Library 

    The 15th Annual celebration of South Carolina poets, brought to you by the Friends of the Waccamaw Library! 

An essential voice of the Southern ecology, John Lane is author of fifteen books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. His poetry explores in depth the wildness of his native state, calling us to attend to the arresting beauty and fierceness of the landscapes, waterways, and wildlife surrounding us. Founding Director of the Goodall Environmental Studies Center at Wofford College, Lane’s recent books include Abandoned Quarry (poetry), Anthropocene Blues (poetry), and Whose Woods These Are (novel).

Emily Rosko is author of Weather Inventions (2018); Prop Rockery, winner of the Akron Poetry Prize (2012); and Raw Goods Inventory, winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize (2006). Editor of A Broken Thing: Poets on the Line (2011) and Poetry Editor of Crazyhorse, she received the Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford and the Ruth Lilly Fellowship. Her poems appear in AGNI, Epoch, Pleiades, and Tupelo Quarterly, etc. Emily is Associate Professor of English and Director of the MFA Creative Writing Program at The College of Charleston.   


Tea and Poetry    The Tea and Poetry Series Online

    Thursday, February 18 at 10 am 

    Livestream on Facebook > Georgetown County Library 

    The 15th Annual celebration of South Carolina poets, brought to you by the Friends of the Waccamaw Library! 

Marcus Amaker serves as Charleston, SC’s first Poet Laureate (2016-) His poetry has been presented by The Kennedy Center, and appears in The Chicago Tribune, Departures Magazine, Charleston Magazine, etc. In 2019, he won an SC Governor’s Arts Award, and was named the artist-in-residence of the Gaillard Center. His eighth book is The Birth of All Things. He’s also the award-winning graphic designer of a national music journal (No Depression), and an electronic musician (under the alias “tape loop”).  

Len Lawson is author of Chime (2019), the chapbook Before the Night Wakes You (2017), and coeditor of Hand in Hand: Poets Respond to Race (2017). A nominee for the Pushcart Prize and the Best of the Net , Len earned the Nickens Fellowship from the South Carolina Academy of Authors (2020) as well as the Jasper Magazine Literary Artist of the Year (2016). His poems appear in Callaloo, African American Review, Ninth Letter, Verse Daily, etc. He has taught English in higher education in SC for over ten years. 


Tea and Poetry

    The Tea and Poetry Series Online

    Thursday, March 18 at 10 am 

    Livestream on Facebook > Georgetown County Library 

    The 15th Annual celebration of South Carolina poets, brought to you by the Friends of the Waccamaw Library! 

Former Poet Laureate of South Carolina, Marjory Wentworth is NYT bestselling author of Out of Wonder; coauthor of We Are Charleston, Tragedy and Triumph at Mother Emanuel and Taking a Stand, The Evolution of Human Rights; coeditor of Seeking, Poetry and Prose inspired by the Art of Jonathan Green; and author of the prizewinning children’s story Shackles. A seven-time Pushcart Prize nominee, Wentworth’s poetry books include Noticing Eden, Despite Gravity, The Endless Repetition of an Ordinary Miracle, and New and Selected Poems. She teaches at The College of Charleston.

Open Mic...Join us online to read one of your poems aloud...please limit your poem to one page in length! 


Tea and Poetry    The Tea and Poetry Series Online

    Thursday, April 15 at 10 am 

    Livestream on Facebook > Georgetown County Library 

    The 15th Annual celebration of South Carolina poets, brought to you by the Friends of the Waccamaw Library! 

Professor of English at Francis Marion University, Jo Angela Edwins has published a chapbook, Play (2016), and poems in several journals including CalyxQuarterday ReviewZone 3, and Whale Road Review, and in various anthologies. Dr. Edwins has received poetry awards from Poetry Super Highway and South Carolina Academy of Authors and is a Pushcart Prize nominee. She serves as a board member on SC Humanities and South Carolina Academy of Authors and is Poet Laureate of the Pee Dee region of SC.

Ed Madden is the author of four books of poetry, most recently Ark, a memoir in poems about his father’s last months in home hospice care. Madden is also a professor of English at the University of South Carolina. His poems have appeared in Crazyhorse, Los Angeles Review, Poetry Ireland Review, Prairie Schooner, and other journals, as well as being selected for the Forward Book of Poetry 2021. He is Poet Laureate for the City of Columbia and was a 2019 recipient of an Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellowship.