Blue Bicycle Books, Charleston, SC

Burke Lit Mag Release Party May 15

The book release party for Kissing a Biting Spider, vol. 3 of the Burke High School literary magazine, part of LILA’s Poets in the Schools, is Friday, May 15th, 6 to 8 p.m., Alumni Memorial Hall on the campus of the College of Charleston (the building behind the Cistern). Join us for a reception, silent auction and a reading.

This book is the result of workshops that Blue Bicycle Books owner Jonathan Sanchez along with local poets Keverlee Burchett and Richard Garcia led at downtown Charleston’s only public high school last fall. Here’s a  taste of some of the many great lines:

“I remember seeing flooded streets after a Friday rainfall.”

“I remember my father’s house burning down, and thinking, ‘Do I have to pay for my textbooks that were inside?’”

“I believe in sandwiches because the layers of bread are like the stress I’m building inside.”

“I believe in mild-mannered teachers.”

“I kissed a biting spider.”

One Comment

  1. Michel Hammes wrote:

    You and LILA do amazing things for our community!

    Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 3:55 pm | Permalink

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