The Poetry Society of S.C. hosts W. Va.-based writer/musician Doug Van Gundy at their free monthly meeting on Fri. Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. Van Gundy’s poems and essays have appeared in The Oxford American, Ecotone, Waccamaw, and other journals, and his first book of poems, A Life Above Water, was published by Red Hen Press in 2007. The reading will take place at the Second Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall at 342 Meeting St. On Sat. Nov. 14, Van Gundy hosts a seminar called “Chinrests and Anapests: At the Convergence of Appalachian Poetry and Music.” The program will offer a mixture of lecture, reading, discussion, and musical performance. The seminar is $15 for the public, $10 for Poetry Society members, and free for CofC students.

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