Jackie Markham

In partnership with the South Carolina Writers Association and the Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce, the nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center’s monthly Open Mic Night will be held at Sandies (711 Bladen St.) on Thursday, April 13, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. The featured writer for April, National Poetry Month, is poet Jacquelyn Markham, author of Rainbow Warrior.

Interested in reading as part of Open Mic? Contact the Conroy Center atcontact@patconroyliterarycenter.org. Writers can also sign up from 5:45 to 6:00 p.m. in person on the night of the event.

About the featured writer: Jacquelyn Markham, author of two chapbooks and a personal mythology, has published nationally and internationally, including in Archive: South Carolina Poetry, Adrienne Rich: A Tribute Anthology, Anthology of Appalachian Writers, Lullwater Review, Hawaii Pacific Review, and The High Window. Her chapbook, Rainbow Warrior, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press (2023). Markham’s awards include three Georgia Council for the Arts grants, a Kentucky Women’s Foundation Award, and a South Carolina Arts Grant. Awarded the Adele Mellen Prize for distinguished contribution to scholarship for The Complete Poetry of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, she holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from Florida State University. She lives and writes in Beaufort County.

Learn more about the Pat Conroy Literary Center at www.patconroyliterarycenter.org. Learn more about the Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce at https://bcbcc.org.