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SSAC 2018 Retreat Daily Calendar: April 11-18

We are excited to announce the daily calendar* for the 2018 SSAC Retreat! You can also find this on our FaceBook Events page. A few spots open, deposits due by 12/15/17. Questions? Drop Mary Brent Cantarutti a note. Soon 🙂 Mbrent {at} (more…)

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Author’s reading: Book Passage 7.9.17 Bren McClain

Sunday July 9th- 4-6pm Hosted by Souther Sample Artist Colony (SSAC) & Centerpiece Philanthropic. Time to gather! Bren McClain will be reading from her new book, “One Good Mama Bone”.  Snack and sips. Come be with us- The company is everything! Thanks to Book Passage  and Catherine Pyke of Centerpiece for their generous support.

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Left Coast Writers Book Launch: Southern Sampler Authors, A Southern Sampler, Sampling South Carolina

It’s a celebration of all things Southern, our biggest yet! Please join the writers and artists of the Southern Sampler Artists Colony as they evoke the dreamy, sometimes steamy world of Charleston and beyond in an exciting sampler of poetry, short fiction, non-fiction and other delights at Book Passage in Corte Madera, on December 12th. You don’t have to go there to be […]

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Second SSAC Anthology: Charleston and the South, A Sampler of Stories . . . Poetry . . . Recipes . . . Art

“No matter what a person does to cover up and conceal themselves, when we write and lose control, I can spot a person from Alabama, Florida, South Carolina a mile away even if they make no exact reference to location. Their words are lush like the land they come from, filled with nine aunties, people […]

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2016 SSAC Workshop Plans

April 20 – 27, 2016:  Charleston here we come! by Mary Brent Cantarutti Plans for the upcoming SSAC Writers Workshop are both exciting and heartrending. In addition to the workshops and personal consults offered by Linda Watanabe McFerrin, we Samplers will create a small indigo tie-dyed quilt that will be presented to Emanuel AME Church […]

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SSAC 2015 Workshop: Words & Rhythms . . . High notes in the Lowcountry

Charleston here we come! The seventh SSAC Writers Workshop kicks off on April 15th. We can hardly wait. Go to the Events page to read the full schedule!   (more…)

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Writers Workshop 2015

Join us for Words & Rhythms in Charleston, South Carolina April 15-22, 2015. Find out how you can be there for High notes in the Lowcountry Click the image to download the flyer or see the EVENTS page for more information Send us an email if you have any questions. We want to answer them.

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Sharing Memories

by Mary Brent Cantarutti Southerners are known to pick themselves up and carry on in spite of adversity. It’s a certain grace honed in belonging, community, and a common belief that while you might have to give up you never give in! There’s always a story to be embellished, a memory to bring to life, […]

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The SSAC Communal Rag Quilt

by Mary Brent Cantarutti We Samplers have used words, clay, food, sticks, music, paints, brushes, sand, shells, paper and plants to create art but we had never used rags. (more…)

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Barbara Becker’s Concoction

Winner of the Southern Sampler Libation Contest! (more…)

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