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Barbara G.S. Hagerty Named a Literary Winner
The Morris Museum of Art named 10 Southern authors as winners of the Porter Fleming Literary Competition. 2010-2011 S.C. Arts Commission Poetry Fellow Barbara G.S. Hagerty won first place in the Poetry category with The Swimmer. She will receive $1,000 at a ceremony at the museum on Sept. 25. More than 300 writers submitted works in the categories of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and playwriting.
Rodney Lee Rogers' Work "Predictably Positive"
Check out this great review of PURE Theatre's Ginger. Charleston City Paper's Erica Jackson says, "PURE founder Rodney Lee Rogers and Lab Director Spencer Deering were initially nervous about writing the play together, their first collaboration. But the result of these two talented playwrights combined is predictably positive. Ginger boasts PURE’s signature blend of dark humor and clever plot twists, even when we think we know exactly where everything will end."
Rodney Lee Rogers is SCAC's 2011 Playwriting Fellow.
Ed Madden Releases Chapbook and Wins Contest
Madden was also named winner of the AQLF 2010 Broadside Contest for his poem, "Jubilate." He was invited to read the poem as part of the opening night/keynote ceremonies. The work will be illustrated and designed into a broadside by a noted local Atlanta artist and printed as part of the AQLF broadside series.
Damond Howard in Residence
Damond Howard, a FY2010 Visual Arts Fellow, served as resident artist for six weeks at 701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia. Visitors had the opportunity to view his exhibition, Still America's Greatest Problem, in various stages of completion.