The Curiosity Shop, a store in downtown Aiken now located on Park Avenue, which sells foods from the British Isles and beyond. They also really support local writers with a section of their bookstore devoted to authors’ books from around South Carolina. Recently, they have had Dickens Cafe which has quite a the variety of teas. Last night, they hosted their first open mic. It was very good, full of talented people. Here is a video of one of the poems I performed. You have likely seen this poem before, but I am particularly pleased with this performance of “Skinny Dipping with Strangers.
Published by Derek Berry
Derek Berry is a novelist and spoken word poet. Derek is the author of Heathens and Liars of Lickskillet County (PRA Publishing, 2016). He co-founded and organizes The Unspoken Word, a literary non-profit based out of Charleston, SC, which provides an intendent home for the poetic arts through regular readings, workshops, and community fundraisers. He is on the Executive Board of the Charleston Poetry Festival, the inaugural production of which will be Fall 2017. His work has appeared in The Southern Tablet, Cattywampus, Charleston Currents, Illuminations, RiverSedge, and other journals.He has performed in venues across the United States and Germany. He has worked as a photographer’s assistant, busboy, and bookseller. He currently works at a curation facility for Cold War History. View all posts by Derek Berry