- Quincy Pugh
Please join us for our annual National Poetry Month celebration with Richland Library literary resident, Eboniramm. Let your voice be heard! Sign-up starts at 6:30 p.m. Open mic starts at 7:00 p.m. This event is co-sponsored by the Arts & Letters Committee of Richland County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
- Sarah Gough
"Oh, ye'll tak' the high road, and I'll tak' the low road,
And I'll get to the Library afore ye..."
- Quincy Pugh
Poetry Workshop with Eboniramm
A great starting point for students or casual readers looking for a introduction to the themes and discussions on the poetry of Edgar Allan Poe.
Masterplots analyzes the most important works in all genres—long fiction, short fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction—throughout history and around the world, helping to define and critique the literary canon. Masterplots, Fourth Edition, in twelve volumes, retains the original purpose of the Masterplotsconcept: providing fundamental reference data, plot synopses where applicable, and critical evaluations of a comprehensive selection of English-language and world literature that has been translated into English. The essays are in alphabetical order by title, and each includes an annotated bibliography to aid readers in further study.
- Christina Fuller-Gregory
Create a couplet. Start a stanza. Rhyme or compose a line. April is National Poetry Month and Teen Poetry is an integral part of this amazing art form. So write a poem, express yourself and if you’re looking for some inspiration check out these teen-centric poetry titles.
Concise discussions of the lives and principal works of poets from around the world, written by subject experts.
- Quincy Pugh
This fascinating documentary film explores the struggles and triumphs of three inner city teens as they strive to use their gift of language to rise above daily struggles. Words can be very powerful, they can build you up as well as break you down. This film focuses on the positive aspects of writing and artistic expression at a South Bronx school but also delves into the sometimes not-so-pretty aspects of poverty and single parent homes. To Be Heard is a “must-see” film. Check out the film trailer. You may find this and other great documentaries in the Film and Sound Department at Richland Library.
The For Students series is an excellent resource for high school and college students, offering rich analysis, context and criticism on the most frequently studied works. The collection includes Novels for Students, Poetry for Students, Short Stories for Students, and Drama for Students as well as new products, Literary Newsmakers for Students, Literary Themes for Students and Shakespeare for Students, 2nd Edition.
Contemporary Literary Criticism, Twentieth Century Literary Criticism, Poetry Criticism and Shakespearean Criticism have been brought together online under a single searchable interface from Gale publishing.