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Fall Lines - a literary convergence volume V Release & Awards Ceremony

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The public is invited to join us on Sunday, August 12th from 3 – 4:30 at the Richland Library at 1431 Assembly Street in Columbia, SC as the Jasper Project presents the Fall Lines – a literary convergence, volume V Release and Awards ceremony with selected readings.

In its fifth year of publication, Fall Lines has published the work of more than 150 writers of poetry and prose from South Carolina and throughout the world. We are indebted to our partners at Richland Library, the Friends of Richland Library, One Columbia for Arts and History, the South Carolina Academy of Authors and, for the first time this year, Palmetto Luna.

The winners of the Saluda River Prize for Poetry and the Broad River Prize for Prose will be presented at the Release and Awards Ceremony on August 12, 2018 at Richland Library.

Jurors for this year’s Fall Lines were Ray McManus, Tony Tallent, Kyle Petersen, and Cindi Boiter. Our poetry judge was Ray McManus and our prose judge was Scott Gould. Fall Lines is edited by Cindi Boiter. This year’s cover art is by Brian Harmon.




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The author of Stranger to Temptation (Hub City Press 2017), Scott Gould’s work has appeared in Kenyon Review, Carolina Quarterly, Black Warrior Review, New Madrid Journal, New Stories from the South, and New Southern Harmonies, among others. He is a past winner of the Literature Fellowship from the South Carolina Arts Commission and the Fiction Fellowship from the South Carolina Academy of Authors. Gould’s scriptwriting has won awards from the International Television Association and the London Film Festival. 


Ray McManus’s poems and prose have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. His poems can be quirky, sometimes funny, sometimes quite dark, often both at the same time.  His first book, ­­Driving Through the Country Before You Are Born, was selected by Southern poet Kate Daniels and published by USC Press in 2007. Since then he has gone on to publish three more books: Left Behind (published by Stepping Stones Press in 2008), Red Dirt Jesus (selected by Alicia Ostriker for the Marick Press Poetry Prize and published by Marick Press in 2011), and Punch. (published by Hub City Press in 2014, and winner of the 2015 Independent Publishers Book Award). McManus has recently co-edited an anthology with USC Press called Found Anew.


Congratulations to the following authors whose prose and poetry will appear in Fall Lines – a literary convergence, volume V.

Andi Arias

Derek Berry

Al Black

David Travis Bland

Stephen Byrne

Elena Castro

Brit Chism

Kat Coffee

McKayla Conahan

Tim Conroy

Juan David Cruz

Debra Daniel

Jo Angela Edwins

Matthew Foley

Lisa Hammond

Kristine Hartvigsen

Robin Hendricks

Shelley Hucks

Carol Parris Krauss

Susan Lenz

Kit Loney

Robert Maynor

Terri McCord

Matthew O'Leary.

Frances J. Pearce

Bo Petersen

Laura Rashley

Fran Rizer

Eileen Scharenbroch

J. Michael Shell

Randy Spencer

Irene Dumas Tyson