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SpeakEasy Open Mic Night ft. Len Lawson
May 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Friday, May 17th, 2019 | 7 PM – 9 PM | The Book Tavern
Our second weekly SpeakEasy Open Mic Night will feature acclaimed poet–and returning Book Tavern guest–Len Lawson. Lawson recently released his first full-length poetry collection, Chime. He has previously published a chapbook, Before the Night Wakes You, and is the co-editor (with Al Black) of Hand in Hand: Poets Respond to Race.
Lawson is working on his Ph.D in English Literature and Criticism at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and currently teaches English at University of South Carolina Sumter.
His work has been published in numerous literary anthologies and journals, and he has earned several awards and fellowships, including the 2016 Jasper Magazine Artist of the Year Award in Literary Arts. In 2018, he was named one of “Ten South Carolina Poets to Watch” by Richland Public Library. Find out more about Len at lenlawson.co.
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