Fort Moultrie Community Reading
Contact: Bill Martin, (843) 883-3123 x 11
The National Park Service is pleased to announce a community poetry reading from 4:00–6:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 30th at the Fort Moultrie Visitor Center on Sullivan’s Island. The free public reading will be conducted by South Carolina Poet Laureate Marjory Wentworth, who has served as Poet-In- Residence at Fort Moultrie this spring, conducting writing workshops with students and the general public. Ms. Wentworth is a former resident of Sullivan’s Island and has written extensively about its unique landscape and history in many of her poems. Based on a true story, her award winning children’s story, Shackles, describes what happens when her sons dig up a set of slave shackles in their island backyard.
Did You Know?
The incomplete palmetto-log fort used by Patriots during the June 28, 1776 battle of Sullivan's Island had no official name. Called Fort Sullivan by the British, the fort was later named Fort Moultrie in honor of its commander, Colonel William Moultrie. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC