Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Today is Giving Tuesday!

Today is #GivingTuesday! If you would like to support a grassroots literary event where 100% of all donations go directly to support our mission of organizing amazing poetry events and supporting local poets - then please donate!

Donation Levels

Check out our upcoming events at: http://www.witsendpoetry.com

Upcoming projects:
A new monthly Writing Workshop is coming in 2016
The Upstate Poetry Slam will be going to the National Poetry Slam in August 2016!

Wits End Poetry

Wits End Poetry is working to make poetry as familiar to people in Upstate, SC as it is to people in New York, LA, and Chicago. The power of poetry lies in its appeal and relevance to diverse audiences. Poetry also encourages and develops literacy and creativity in both adults and youth.
We bring poets from across the country to the Upstate, as well as organize live events across the state; provide resources to up-and-coming writers through our website; and promote community building among writers both in the Upstate and across the South East.


Wits End Poetry is a full 501 (c) (3) tax exempt non-profit and SC charity. Our programs improve literacy and help build creative capital in South Carolina. We are in desparate need of donations to expand our educational programs, as well as to continue to bring nationally recognized poets to our area.
For information on how to donate please email kimberly@witsendpoetry.com. All donations are tax deductible. In-kind donations are also appreciated.
Mailing Address: 3 Hughes Creek Road, Marietta, SC 29661
Events held at Coffee Underground at 1 East Coffee Street, Greenville, SC 29601.

Core Mission

1. to advocate, promote, support, witness, and /or perpetuate the art of poetry

2. to promote and encourage poetry events and those who organize them

3. to promote literacy and creativity through the use of poetry in education

This mission will be achieved by
a. sponsoring and supporting poetry events across the Upstate and beyond, as well as developing poetry audiences
b. sponsoring and promoting the Upstate Slam Team Project
c. developing education and community programs which utilize poetry
d. our online website which provides poetry information and resources

Wits End Poetry was founded in September 2002, and since that time we have hosted close to 40 events per year. Our audience continues to grow dramatically and includes people from diverse backgrounds and age groups. Our sponsors have included Link magazine, the Metropolitan Arts Council, The SC Humanities Foundation, and the South East Arts Federation.
In 2004, we hosted the Individual World Poetry Slam in partnership with Poetry Slam Inc. In 2004, we also initiated the Carolina Slam Tour.  In 2014, we held the Southern Fried Poetry Slam in Greenville!

Our website Witsendpoetry.com averages over 100 unique visits per day to its websites..
Wits End Poetry is providing workshops to the community. We are also offering a weekly open mic for both teens and adults. Our future projects include developing literacy programs using poetry, as well as creating summer poetry programs for at-risk teens.