Charleston’s first poetry festival, Free Verse was created by the city’s first poet laureate Marcus Amaker and features a full month of performances, workshops, street art, music, and open mics. Amaker wanted to create a platform for poets who often don’t have other places to express themselves. This free event at 492 features Queen City CLTive, a group hailing from Charlotte, NC. Amaker sings the praises of the group, whose sound is a fusion of acoustic soul and free verse. 492, has a kickass outdoor patio, and Amaker can’t wait for Saturday night interlopers to hear spoken word on Upper King.
Mary Scott Hardaway
Price: Free to attend