Dana Ellis

Mark Huerkamp

Virginia Nieland

Secretary (Interim)
Katherine Williams


Auction, Artists’ Liaison
Pat Hiott-Mason

Auction, Teachers’ Liaison
Laura De La Maza

Meredith Poston 

Inez Brown Crouch 

Poetry at McLeod
Katherine Williams

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Linda Annas Ferguson is the author of five poetry collections, most recently Dirt Sandwich. She was the 2005 Poetry Fellow for the South Carolina Arts Commission, 2003-04 Poet-in-Residence at the Gibbes Museum of Art, and a recipient of the Poetry Fellowship of the South Carolina Academy of Authors.

Richard Garcia, recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and a Pushcart Prize, teaches at the Antioch University Los Angeles MFA from his home on James Island. His eighth book of poems, The Chair, was named “best poetry book of 2015” by the editor of POETRY Magazine.

Barbara G. S. Hagerty is a Charleston native whose essays, columns, and poems have appeared in national and regional periodicals. She is a member of the Long Table Poets, a biweekly workshop led by on James Island by Richard Garcia. Her collection, Twinzilla, won the 2013 Hilary Tham Capital Collection competition.

Kendra Hamilton is a writer and scholar fascinated by the food, cultures, and environmental history of the South—the American South and the Global South. Passionate about restoring connections between people and the natural world, she is an award-winning journalist, former Vice Mayor of Charlottesville, and a professor at Presbyterian College. Her debut poetry collection, The Goddess of Gumbo, will be followed by Romancing the Gullah, from University of Georgia Press

Dennis Ward Stiles grew up on a small dairy farm in Illinois. and became an Air Force as a pilot and military diplomat. Widely published in journals, he has five chapbooks and a full-length collection, The Fire in Which We Burn (2009). He lives on James Island with his wife Mary Jane.

Joe Zealberg studies poetry with Richard Garcia's Long Table Poets, and practices medicine, on James Island. His collection, Covalence, won the 2014 Hilary Tham Capital Collection competition.