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State Library to Host SC Author Clair DeLune for Speaker at the Center

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 South Carolina Blues by Clair DeLune

Join us from noon to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 27, 2018, for our monthly author talk and book signing: South Carolina Blues by Clair DeLune. The history of South Carolina blues is a long, deep—and sometimes painful—story.

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Center Announces 2017-2018 Letters About Literature Winners

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The South Carolina Center for the Book is pleased to announce the nine winners in this year’s Letters About Literature contest.  These outstanding students will be honored at the South Carolina State Library in Columbia at an award ceremony on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.  Contest judges and South Carolina State Library Foundation members will be on hand to welcome at

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SC Center for the Book Announces Selection for 2018 Route One Reads

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For the fourth consecutive year, the South Carolina Center for the Book will participate in Route One Reads, a roadtrip-inspired reading list that explores various genres through the network of state Center for the Book affiliates located along Route 1. The book selected to represent South Carolina is The Beach House by Mary Alice Monroe.

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SC Students Can Win Prizes Through the 2018 Young Minds Dreaming Poetry Contest

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South Carolina students: do you believe that poetry can change the world?

Tell us how by participating in this year's Young Minds Dreaming Poetry Contest! The Young Minds Dreaming Poetry Contest encourages young writers to capture the power of their words and experience the freedom of original literary expressions.

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Speaker @ the Center - James Everett Kibler, Jr. - November 9, 2017

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Taking Root: The Nature Writing of William and Adam Summer of Pomaria book cover

Join us for November's author talk and book signing: Taking Root: The Nature Writing of William and Adam Summer of Pomaria by James Everett Kibler, Jr. Written across two decades, this collection of essays by the Summer brothers offer an impressive environmental ethic. Sustainability and long-term goals were key to their philosophy.

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