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Upcoming Events

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

Tuesdays With

    Tuesdays With... The Poetry of Libby Bernardin 

    Tuesday, March 16 at 5:30 pm 

    Livestream on Facebook >Georgetown County Library

Libby is an award-winning poet whose work has appeared in numerous journals. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee and a Life Member of the Board of Governors for the South Carolina Academy of Authors.   


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! 


first thursday    The Perennial Appeal of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" 

    Thursday, April 1 at 10 am 

    Livestream on Facebook > Georgetown County Library 

Why does this novel published in 1925 resonate so deeply with readers almost a century later? Deno Trakas will discuss the enduring value of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s iconic novel. A former student of preeminent Fitzgerald scholar Matthew J. Bruccoli, Dr. Trakas is Hoy Professor of American Literature at Wofford College, where he teaches a course on “F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Jazz Age, and The Depression.”


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.


first thursday    On the Scene: Adventures of a Newspaper Editor 

    Thursday, May 6 at 10 am 

    Livestream on Facebook > Georgetown County Library 

Editor of the Coastal Observer since the paper’s founding in 1982, Charles Swenson has collected a wealth of newsworthy tales along the Waccamaw Neck—serious, sad, silly, strange. In today’s multi-media, transnational age with 24/7 streaming news, he can speak to how a local newspaper provides straightforward, on-the-scene articles and creates community connections. Swenson serves on the Executive Committee of the South Carolina Press Association and on the Board of Directors for the Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation.


first thursday    Achieving a Sustainable Ocean Economy for SC 

    Thursday, June 3 at 10 am 

    Livestream on Facebook > Georgetown County Library 

Director of Ocean Planning at the Ocean Conservancy in Washington, D.C., Amy Trice will discuss an issue vital on the SC coast: how best to address pollution, sea-level rise, and coastal flooding. She will explain how a coordinated approach can better balance the ocean economy with its diverse marine ecosystems. Trice has advocated for comprehensive ocean policies over three U.S. administrations, and Nature, Science, National Geographic, and NPR have interviewed her or featured her work.