Marcus Amaker

October Artist of the Month October 5-8

Marcus Amaker

Charleston, SC

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about  Marcus  Amaker

Marcus Amaker is the first Poet Laureate of Charleston, South Carolina and a recipient of the state’s Governor’s Arts Award, as well as an Academy of American Poets fellow. A modern-day Renaissance Man, he’s also an electronic musician, an opera librettist, a graphic designer, and mentor to students. His poetry has been recognized by The Kennedy Center, The Washington Post, American Poets Magazine, The Washington National Opera, NPR, The Chicago Tribune, and many other publications. Marcus has recorded three albums with a Grammy award-winning drummer and producer and contributed a poem to a Grammy-nominated album. He has written nine books, the latest, Black Music, is now available from Free Verse Press.

Wednesday Oct 5, 2022 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Power of the Pen Welcome Reception

May River Chapel / FLOW Gallery + Workshop

Join us at May River Chapel as we welcome Marcus Amaker, the first Poet Laureate of Charleston, SC. The evening will feature light hors d'oeuvre and beverages while Marcus reads selections from his books. Spend the evening getting to know Marcus, enjoying his music, and checking out his books and vinyls.

Thursday Oct 6, 2022 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Self-Portrait Poetry Workshop

FLOW Gallery + Workshop

Poet Laureate Marcus Amaker will lead attendees in a self-portrait writing exercise during this workshop. You will learn the powerful impact of the written word and explore how your personal experience matters in creating art. Attendees will compose two poems using guided prompts and will have the opportunity to share their work at the conclusion of the workshop.

Friday Oct 7, 2022 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Meaning of Home Poetry Workshop

FLOW Gallery + Workshop

Poet Laureate Marcus Amaker will lead you in a writing exercise about "home," and what that word means to you. The workshop will emphasize the impact of the written word and the importance of personal experience in the creation of art. Attendees will write two poems using guided prompts and will have the opportunity to share their work as the session wraps up.

Thursday Oct 6, 2022 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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FLOW Gallery + Workshop

Friday Oct 7, 2022 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Gallery Hours

FLOW Gallery + Workshop

Saturday Oct 8, 2022 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Gallery Hours

FLOW Gallery + Workshop