A Grammy-winning cellist, a gutsy poet, a crooked Mississippi teen, and local watercolor masters...experience the arts at Converse!

Oct. 4

Poet and novelist Jillian Weise will give a reading from her award winning work.  Weise is the author of The Book of Goodbyes, which received the 2013 James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets. The Los Angeles Times wrote, "Readers who can handle the hair-raising experience of Jillian Weise's gutsy poetry debut will be rewarded with...a fearless 
dissection of the taboo and the hidden." 

Oct. 6, 6:00 PM

Join Upstate, SC artists as they present a Gallery Talk discussing Complete Transparency. The expressive exhibition includes a collection of watercolor paintings by  Lynn Greer, Rusty Jewell, and Dwight Rose. Their work activates viewer participation and  ranges from abstract to symbolic.

Oct. 10, 8:00 PM

Serving as cellist of the Grammy Award-winning Emerson String Quartet for thirty-four years, David Finckel joins his wife, pianist Wu Han to create one of the most esteemed and influential chamber music duos in the world today. 

Oct. 11-14, 8:00 PM

Fourteen-year-old Laney arrives in Oxford, Mississippi with a twisted back, a mother in crisis and a burning desire to be writer. When she befriends a fervent believer in the power of Jesus Christ, Laney embarks on a hilarious spiritual and sexual journey.

Oct. 11-14, 8:00 PM

Nov. 16-19, 8:00 PM; Nov. 20, 2:00 PM

Nov. 18, 1:00 PM

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