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New South Carolina State Government Documents for September 2016

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The South Carolina Digital State Documents Depository provides access to publications produced by state agencies and state-supported academic institutions. These publications provide citizens with crucial information about state government, including statistics, annual accountability reports, and data on a wide variety of topics related to the state.

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Pee Dee Fiction and Poetry Festival to be held November 10-11

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If you’re interested in writing and talking about writing, plan on attending Francis Marion University’s annual Pee Dee Fiction and Poetry Festival. Four nationally known and best-selling authors and poets, and their avid readers, will descend upon the university Nov. 10 and 11 at this year’s Festival, which is free and open to the public.

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Speaker @ the Center to Feature Tim Johnston of Short Story America

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Friday Afternoon Book Cover

Join us on October 26 from noon-1pm for Speaker @ the Center featuring Tim Johnston of Short Story America. Tim will give a reading from his newest book, Friday Afternoon and Other Stories. Books will be available for sale and signing.

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An Evening with Author Harry Farthing: The Story of 'Summit' - November 1

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Join us at 6pm on November 1, 2016 for an evening with British writer Harry Farthing who will be giving a dynamic presentation at the Calhoun County Museum and Cultural Center on the personal experiences that led him to write his novel, Summit.

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SCSL Launches Bountyfull supply drive to help Oliver Gospel Mission, Harvest Hope Food Bank

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The supply drive will run from Oct. 18 to Nov. 14

The South Carolina State Library needs your help! The SCSL will be collecting items to donate to Oliver Gospel Mission and Harvest Hope Food Bank as part of our Bountyfull supply drive. The program will run from October 18 to November 14.

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Survey: Hurricane Matthew Survivors with Disabilities

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Survey: Hurricane Matthew Survivors with Disabilities

Are you a survivor of Hurricane Matthew with a disability living in South Carolina? If so, The University of South Carolina needs your input regarding your experiences during the Hurricane Matthew and the subsequent flooding. The information collected will not be identifiable and will be used to enhance South Carolina’s emergency response services for persons with disabilities during and after a crisis.

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October 14 is National Dessert Day

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Did you know that October 14 is National Dessert Day? The SC State Library's digital collections has a number of state government documents that contain recipes! This one is from the SC Department of Agriculture's "Fall Recipes" publication from 2011. You can find similar documents at the State Library's digital collections online.

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Storyteller and Archivist to Discuss Folklore, Local History During Special Tour on October 24

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The Ghosts of the USC Horseshoe: Facts and Fiction tour aims to find the true history behind popular ghost stories

Join the South Carolina State Library on our Ghosts of the USC Horseshoe: Facts and Fiction tour as we explore the University of South Carolina campus with author Tally Johnson and USC Archivist Elizabeth West!

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Call for Submissions #SCStronger

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The South Carolina State Library is seeking artwork and literature depicting last year’s historic floods for a display commemorating the disaster of October 2015. The library will accept submissions of prose, poetry, photographs, and digital art from the general public this month for #SCStronger, a special library gallery. The display will honor those who responded to the flood event and examine the impact it had on the state.

You may submit up to five (5) works per person by noon on Friday, October 28. 

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SC Academy of Authors Announces Writing Awards Program

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The Academy holds two annual competitions for writers. The Poetry Awards and Fiction Awards offer $1,500 to eligible state residents and $1,000 to students at SC institutions of higher learning. Judges are professional writers selected from out of state. Deadline is December 1, 2016.

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