Reading Room with Thomas McConnell

The Velo Fellow 1 Augusta St., Greenville

Thomas McConnell’s novel, The Wooden King, is set in German-occupied Czechoslovakia in the 1940s. His protagonist Vicktor Trn’s life is being stripped away as creeping authoritarianism envelopes his city and his family. In the end, this quiet history professor and man of contemplative pacifism finds himself caught between two titanic armies—the Nazis and the Soviets—and must…

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Reading Room with Robert Lee Kendrick

The Velo Fellow 1 Augusta St., Greenville

Emrys Reading Room takes place at 7 PM at The Velo Fellow, 1 Augusta Rd #126, Greenville, SC 29601. The event is free and open to the public. The poems in Robert Lee Kendrick's first full-length collection, What Once Burst With Brilliance, explore their narrators' paths through loss -- unborn children, broken relationships, unfulfilled dreams. They seek healing…

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Bad Poetry Reading Room

The Velo Fellow 1 Augusta St., Greenville

Join Us for Emrys’ first Bad Poetry Reading Room event, where high literature meets the Gong Show! How It Works You must sign up in advance to read a bad poem. (We’ll take the first 20 people who sign up, 15 readers and five alternates.) Sign up to read here. Bad poems can be your…

Reading Room – Brock Adams

The Velo Fellow 1 Augusta St., Greenville

Brock Adams's novel Ember won the 2016 South Carolina First Novel Prize and was published by Hub City Press in 2017. His short fiction has appeared in Best American Mystery Stories, The Sewanee Review, Barrelhouse, and many other journals. He's won prizes including the Andrew Lytle Prize in Fiction, the Hub City Fiction Prize, and second place in Playboy's College…