The Write Around Series returns with two powerhouse women poets

Poets Jennifer Bartell (left) and Cindi Boiter (right).


Program: The Write Around Series: Cindi Boiter and Jennifer Bartell

In the latest edition of the Write Around Series, poets Cindi Boiter and Jennifer Bartell share work inspired by the dynamic themes of the newly installed collection galleries. The Write Around Series features poetry and prose inspired by art on view in the museum.

Boiter is a six-time winner of the SC Fiction Project, winner of the Piccolo Fiction Open, the Porter Fleming Award for fiction, the 2014 recipient of the Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Governor’s Award for the Arts, and the 2018 recipient of the Lucy Hampton Bostick Award for literary advocacy and excellence. She is the founder and editor of Jasper Magazine, The Limelight volumes I and II, A Sense of the Midlands, Art from the Ashes, Marked by the Water, and Fall Lines – a literary convergence, volumes I through V. Boiter is author of Buttered Biscuits and literary author of Red Social.

Bartell received her MFA in poetry from the University of South Carolina. Her poetry and nonfiction has been published in Callaloo, PLUCK!, Blackberry, As/Us, Fall Lines, The Raleigh Review, Jasper Magazine, the museum americana, Limelight, Scalawag, and Kakalak, among others. An alumna of Agnes Scott College, Bartell has fellowships from The Teachers Guild, Callaloo, and The Watering Hole. She teaches at Spring Valley High School in Columbia.

Free with membership or admission.

Supported by South Carolina Humanities.


Sunday, March 17
3:00 p.m.


Columbia Museum of Art
1515 Main Street

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About the CMA
The Columbia Museum of Art is a charitable nonprofit organization dedicated to lifelong learning and community enrichment for all. Located in the heart of downtown Columbia, S.C., the CMA ranks among the leading art institutions in the country and is distinguished by its innovative exhibitions and creative educational programs. At the heart of the CMA and its programs is its collection, which encompasses 7,000 works and spans 5,000 years of art history. Established in 1950, the CMA now welcomes more than 150,000 visitors annually and is a catalyst for community creativity and education, engaging people of all ages and backgrounds. It is the recipient of a National Medal from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a National Art Education Association award for its contributions to arts education, a National Park Foundation Award, and two Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Governor's Awards for the Arts for outstanding contributions to the arts in South Carolina. In order to serve even more audiences, the CMA recently underwent a transformation. Funded by a successful capital campaign, the two-year renovation project garnered new collection galleries with a progressive thematic layout, new studios for artmaking, cutting-edge program and event spaces, an entrance on Main Street, and a revamped CMA shop. Overall, more than 15,000 square feet of functional space were added to the building’s existing footprint. To learn more, visit

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