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Wild Common, 103 Spring St, Charleston, SC
Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 8 – 9pm

Free Verse Poetry Festival Preview Event
Signature Cocktails, Mocktails & Late Night Bites



This late-night poetry performance will be held on Wednesday, August 21st, featuring brand new works from Amaker alongside readings from one of Charleston’s best literary talents, Asiah Mae.

We will have a signature cocktail and mocktail—inspired by the night’s performances and a menu of shareable snacks and bites from Chef Orlando Pagán.

**Regular dinner service is available this Wednesday before the performance, starting at 5 pm, so we invite you to snag a table via RESY for a preshow dinner.**”

“Marcus Amaker is a karaoke singer, an Alice Coltrane fan and a donut eater. He is an award-winning graphic designer for a national music magazine (No Depression), and works with nonprofits to create websites, posters and videos. In 2010, he founded Charleston Scene for The Post and Courier. In 2017, he created the Free Verse: Charleston Poetry Festival. As a musician, he’s released 29 electronic albums and two records with Grammy-nominated producer Quentin E. Baxter of Ranky Tanky. Marcus was named Charleston’s first Poet Laureate in 2016, and has published seven books. He is a mentor for hundreds of local students. In 2019 he was named the Gaillard Center’s artist-in-residence. Dig into his work here.
Asiah Mae is a poet and community curator in Charleston, SC. She’s the co-founder of defunct online mag For The Scribes and the author of the self-published work “oxygen” (2016). Her background as a theatre artist has lead her to poetry slams and stages such as the Soda City Story Slam (2016), The 4Love Series Tour ATL (2017), Rainbow Rowed (2017), and many more. Her work has been published in the Charleston City Paper and elsewhere.”

Event Type: Arts and Culture, Food and Drinks, Other