Tracy K. Smith conducts a reading and discussion at Summerton High School in Summerton, South Carolina. February 23, 2018. Credit: Shawn Miller.
From February 23-24, 2018, Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith traveled to rural communities in South Carolina as a pilot for “American Conversations.” On this site you’ll find photos, audio, press, and reflections from her time on the road.
To take a deeper dive into Tracy K. Smith’s visit to South Carolina, listen to “Making ‘American Conversations’: Part 2,” the second episode in a special three-part series of the Library of Congress’ “From the Catbird Seat” podcast that chronicles the origins of the poet laureate’s project. Tune in via our podcast page or your preferred podcast app.
- Friday, February 23, 2:30 p.m.
Lake City, SC
Lake City United Methodist Church
- Friday, February 23, 5:30 p.m.
Summerton High School
- Saturday, February 24, 10:30 a.m.
Adams Run, SC
James E. Clyburn Wiltown Community Center