Society Functions

Event Review: The West End Poetry Festival

October 23, 2014

Review of the West End Poetry Festival in Carrboro, NC. Participating Poets: Cathy Smith Bowers, James Applewhite, Laurence Avery, Pam Baggett, Charmaine Cadeau, Steve Cushman, Tyree Daye, Ann Deagon, Terri Kirby Erickson, Dave Manning, Joseph Mills, Sarah Rose Nordgren, Gary Phillips, David Roderick, Sacrificial Poets, Starr Seward, Alana Sherrill, Susan Spalt, Celisa Steele, Chris Tonelli, Kamaya Truitt-Martin, Ross White, and Sharon Nyree Williams. [...]

Chicago’s Poetry Whores

January 29, 2013

Yes, exactly. According to Kathleen Rooney’s expose, “Pimp My Poem,” you can find poetry whores in Chicago. What is the set up? Here’s Rooney to set the mood: “You will enter a dim room appointed with fireplaces, silk tapestries, velvet banquettes, and damask wall [...]

And the Winners are…

September 29, 2012

We had a great turn out of writers at the Tate Street Festival try their pens (or rather our sweet new TSHS pencils) at flash poetry. All of the poems were read and vetted by Tate Street High Society Members, and our final judge, Elly Bookman (winner of the Stanley Kunitz Prize at APR and graduate [...]

Tate Street Festival Flash Poetry Contest

September 22, 2012

What a day! Thanks to everyone who joined us for the Tate Street Festival Flash Poetry Contest!  We’ll be reading through the poems and announce our winners within the next week. Stay posted! In the meantime, check out our post on other poetry contests for this fall, read about some great [...]

Visit TSHS at the Tate Street Festival!

September 20, 2012

We’ll have swag for you. Date: Saturday, September 22, 2012 Time: 1pm-7pm Place: The corner of Walker Ave and Tate Street, in Greensboro, NC. Why: To hear live music, and buy neat things from arts and craft vendors Come meet some of the faces behind the Tate Street High Society literary [...]

What if Shakespeare Grew Up in Iowa?

July 6, 2012

In the Oregon Shakespeare Festival‘s production, the Very Merry Wives of Windsor, Iowa, our favorite farcical  Falstaff is a recently-failed presidential candidate who finds himself down and out in Windsor, where the wives are plentiful. So plentiful, in fact, that a few of them are married [...]

In the Press

March 10, 2012

This February, TSHS members, Elly Bookman, read with fellow fiction writer, Jon Williams in Greensboro, NC.  Only their work could inspire such a poster. To read more of Bookman’s work, check out her prize winning poem “Another Thing I’d Rather Not Know About Myself” in The [...]

One Night Café: Edgar Alley Poetry Reading

May 1, 2011

For one evening only, the Tate Street High Society met in Edgar Alley for One-Night Café: a sharing of poems. We brought out a smattering of our favorite books for candle-lit reading.  Here is a list of the poems that were read, some accompanied by quotes from the poems themselves: Old Love by [...]

Greensboro Indie Lit Fest

April 30, 2011

Huzzah for readings! This weekend was the Indie-Lit Fest in Greensboro, NC, hosted by UNC-G.  From their website: “Founded in 2007 as the Spring Southeastern Literary Magazine & Independent Press Festival, Indie-Lit Greensboro is is an annual event that honors North Carolina’s rich [...]