Breaking Day by Mary Brent Cantarutti The sun slips into the Lowcountry sky— a pancake stirred in earth’s kitchen, (more…)
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Breaking Day by Mary Brent Cantarutti The sun slips into the Lowcountry sky— a pancake stirred in earth’s kitchen, served up in orange flames, a divine concoction offered to day. (more…)
We Southern Samplers just fell in love with Folly! Folly Beach, that is, located eleven miles from Charleston and known locally as “The Edge of America.” It was the tenth SSAC Writers Workshop—the seventh in Charleston—but this was the first time we stayed at Folly. (more…)
Mepkin Abbey by Mary Brent Cantarutti The Southern Samplers visited Mepkin Abbey, a Trappist monastery located near Monks Corner, South Carolina, in April 2010. It was a day like no other. Our hearts were lifted and our spirits soared. (more…)
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 […]
Where is home? I ask myself, sitting at my desk in San Rafael, California. I stare at the Pollock-like painting hanging on the wall straight ahead—all those drops, dribs and dots of primary colors surrounding the white skeleton of a bigger-than-life fish swimming on a large black canvas, its eye seemingly staring back at me. […]
Truth by Mary Brent Cantarutti Truth Is relative Flips, twirls, and settles briefly (more…)
Summer Memories and Tomato Pie by Mary Brent Cantarutti Is it really September? I feel a tinge of fall in the air, but I’m hanging on to summer memories, happy family gatherings at Cantey Bay, South Carolina. I might have enjoyed a boat ride to the “Big Water,” espied an Eagles nest in the top […]
The purple martins were lined up on the overhead wires, chirping madly, when they returned to the cabin. They had been standing sentinel while Lou and Charlie were away on vacation. Now the birds welcomed them home joyfully. It wasn’t the first time Charlie had been comforted by the sight and sound of the purple […]
The recent SSAC Writers Workshop in Charleston, Words & Rhythms . . . High Notes in the Low Country, was one of the liveliest ever. We sang, danced, ate, wrote, swam, explored, and raised many a celebratory glass to our bi-coastal community along the way. (more…)
Welcome to the Southern Sampler Artists Colony (SSAC) extended community of friends! We invite fun-loving adventurers eager to stir the creative pot, Southern style, to experience the real Charleston, explore the South Carolina Lowcountry, and share stories to be embellished over time.
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