February 2 @ 11:00 am – February 5 @ 3:00 pm
MOMENTS IN TIME: SELECTED POETRY, THOUGHTS, AND IMAGERY
PHOTOGRAPHY AND POETRY BY SHIRLEY FIELDS-MARTIN AND NIKKY FINNEY
Reception and Readings February 4, 6 – 9 p.m.
RECEPTION AND POETRY READINGS BY SHIRLEY FIELDS-MARTIN AND NIKKY FINNEY
Shirley Fields-Martin will read from her first published collection of poetry, Rise up my Soul and Speak: Selected Poetry, Thoughts, and Images (1978-2022). She will be joined in the poetry readings by the well-known South Carolina poet, Nikky Finney.
An exhibit of Mrs. Fields-Martin’s photography on canvas will be displayed in the Stormwater gallery February 2 – 5, 11 am – 3 pm.
Shirley Fields Martin is a writer, public education advocate, and jazz enthusiast who has worked for more than thirty years as a professional arts administrator. She currently serves as the executive officer of the Skipp Pearson Jazz Foundation.
Nikky Finney holds the John H. Bennett, Jr. Chair in Creative Writing and Southern Letters at the University of South Carolina. She has a joint appointment in the department of English Language and Literature and the African American Studies program. Finney is the author of five books including Head off & Split, which was awarded the 2011 National Book Award for Poetry.
Viewing the Exhibition 6pm – 6:40
Introductions 6:40 – 6:45
Readings 6:45pm – 7:30pm
Break 7:30pm – 7:40pm
Q&A 7:40pm – 8:15pm
Closing remarks 8:15pm – 8:20pm
Celebration, book signing 8:20pm – 9pm