Current Events


IWN events open to the public

Monday 6/5/23
6:00 pm – 7:45 pm
(Usually the First Monday monthly unless bumped due to a holiday or other unusual circumstance

IWN General Meeting 


Featured Speaker: Award-winning novelist Bren McClain, who will speak on marketing yourself and your books.

Island Recreation Center (Community Room), 20 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island, SC

Please let Philip Lindsey know by email if you plan to attend or have any questions by Sunday, June 4, 2023:

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Monday, 6/19/2023 (Third Monday), 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

IWN Open Workshop (virtual)

Facilitator: Eric Johnson

You may offer an original piece to read, no longer than 5 minutes. Supportive feedback will be provided after each reading.

Please RSVP by Saturday 6/17/2023  to Eric Johnson at  A Zoom link will be sent out Saturday night. To give participants time to read, we will send copies of our readings out by Sunday 6/18/2023.

Tuesday, 1/31, 2/28, 3/28, 4/25 from 6 to 8 pm (Last Tuesdays Monthly from Sept-Apr)

Arrive early and enjoy a meal at Tio’s. Great food!

Last Tuesdays



40 Shelter CoveLn #181
Hilton Head Island, SC
(behind Krogers)
Prepare no more than 5 minutes of reading entertainment–story, poem, song
a listening ear: ALL are welcome!
And as you prepare for this session, consider:
What piece can I read that will be pithy and entertaining? (And of course, offered within the 5 minute time limit so that everyone has a chance to participate without going over our time.) If you wish to read, send an email to:

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Events of Particular Interest

Event Information and Links

April 6, 2023 4:30 to 6:30 PM

Kick Off of National Poetry Month

Hilton Head Island Branch Library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

Four out-of-town Finishing Line Press poets will be reading, and their books will be available for purchase/signing: Janet Kozachek, Len Lawson, Jacquelyn Markham, and Yvette Murray. These are exceptional, award-winning, accomplished poets you won’t want to miss. Sponsored by IWN, the HHI Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Pat Conroy Literary Center.

April 19, 2023 4:00-6:00 PM

HHI Poetry Trail Launch

Rollers Wine & Spirits, Palmetto Bay Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 

We have 24 trail stops going in, and many represent an IWN poet. Poets will “read us through the trail” on the lovely outside deck, while the audience enjoys the wine and charcuterie offerings available for purchase, Sponsored by IWN and the HHI Office of Cultural Affairs, the trail has been a project three years in the making and should become a wonderfully nerdy HHI attraction. 

April 21, 2023 1:00-4:00 PM, 4:30-6:30 PM

Read Across South Carolina

Location: TBD

Bring something to read: a favorite children’s book, something of your own, a favorite poem, short story, book excerpt. We will enjoy a reading marathon in concert with groups across the state resisting the organized book challenges we are facing in real time. Stop for a little, stay for a session, attend both. Numbers matter, and so do our stories. Organized by Marjory Wentworth, immediate past Poet Laureate of South Carolina.

ACCHH – Arts and Cultural Council of Hilton Head

Pat Conroy Literary Center

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