Wide Angle Lunch Series XII Presents Marcus Amaker

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Wide Angle Lunch Series XII Presents Marcus Amaker

May 11, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm UTC+0

$20 – $25

Charleston Library Society brings back Wide Angle Lunches Series. We offer you an hour of space in the center of your day – an hour to forget what’s going on at home, in the office, in your head, and re-focus. An energizing lunch, an expert’s insight into a new theme, a fresh perspective on a familiar topic. Emerge from the peaceful surrounds of the Charleston Library Society rested, recharged and perhaps also inspired.


Marcus Amaker, “Poetry and Passion.”

Charleston’s first Poet Laureate Marcus Amaker is as close as it comes to 21st century Renaissance man: on a given day, he may write a poem, compose a piece of music, design a logo or a website, write a book, or create an app. He is equally adept at all of these pursuits, and within five minutes of talking to him, one gets the sense that he has achieved the elusive feat of living a cohesive life, rich in complexity and diversity of endeavors and yet unified by a common purpose — which is to live a creative life that makes the world better. In his Wide Angle debut, Amaker will explore his vision for Charleston’s first Poetry Festival, and explore how poetry has the power to transform people and the communities they create together.

Amaker’s poetry has been featured on TEDx, the PBS Newshour, A&E, the Huffington Post, several journals and poetry collections. His latest book, Mantra, is also an app for iPhone and Android devices. He’s also a well-known graphic/web designer and videographer, producing award-winning work for many nonprofits and organizations. He’s also the lead graphic designer for a national music magazine. This year, he was named one of Charleston’s 50 Most Influential people by Charleston Business Magazine. Marcus has released more than twenty albums of music since 1986.

For tickets, call 843-723-9912 or click here.


All lectures are $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. A season pass is $75 for members and $95 for nonmembers.

The delicious lunches will be provided by Ladles.


To purchase tickets, call 843-723-9912 or click on the links above.

Wide Angle Lunch Series XII Presents Marcus Amaker


May 11, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm UTC+0
$20 – $25
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Charleston Library Society


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