Birchwood Center to honor Starkey Flythe

PICKENS — Pickens County’s Birchwood Center for Folk Life and Art is presenting Remembering Starkey: A Program Of Poetry And Native American Flute Music on Sunday, June 1, at 3 p.m., on the porch of the Cherokee Foothills Visitors Center at Table Rock State Park on Highway 11.

The Center’s annual spring poetry reading will commemorate the life and work of the late Starkey Flythe, of North Augusta, a renowned S.C. poet and short fiction writer who was also a co-founder and friend of The Birchwood Center.

Flythe’s work’s have been included in numerous anthologies, including Best American Short Stories. His work was also featured in The New Yorker magazine.

The program will consist of readings selected from his poetry as well as that of other poets, along with Native American flute interludes provided by Pat Edmunds. The event is free and open to the public.