If it’s not a slam, what is it? Attendees will be deciding what to call this particular poetry gathering when they meet at the Reuben Brown House for the
If it’s not a slam, what is it? Attendees will be deciding what to call this particular poetry gathering when they meet at the Reuben Brown House for the second Poetry Gathering in 2019 on March 24 at 3 p.m. The public is invited to come and read poetry they have written, to bring selections from their favorite authors, or to just come listen and be inspired. Co-chair Pat Ray says that the group will be invited to name this particular event that is proving to be very popular. The group will be led by Marcus Gallagher, English instructor at Southeastern Community College and Reuben Brown House Preservation Society (RBHPS) vice president. The gathering is free and organized as part of the RBHPS Literary Series led by Co-chairs Pat Ray and Janice Simms. Light refreshments will be served.
The Reuben Brown House is located at 128 E. Columbus Street, Whiteville. While Columbus Street is closed with the construction of the new Whiteville City Hall, parking for guests will be adjacent to the Reuben Brown House and in the Westminster Church parking lot on Franklin Street.
The RBHPS is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit organization with two primary objectives. The first objective is to encourage the preservation and use of historic buildings and sites throughout Columbus County. This includes maintaining the 1830s home of Whiteville’s first schoolmaster, Reuben H. Brown, and sponsoring the Columbus County Historic Landmark plaque program. The second objective is to support literary and fine arts in Columbus County. For over 20 years RBHPS has sponsored the Annual A.R. Ammons Poetry Contest involving 800 – 1,000 school children from all over Columbus County.
(Sunday) 3:00 pm
Rueben Brown House
128 East Columbus Street