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Speaker @ the Center - Ed DeVos

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Revenge at King's Mountain

Join us from noon to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 6, for an author talk and book signing of Revenge at King's MountainThis is a story of our forefather’s courage and valor, honor and integrity; of men and women who stood up against a British government and said enough is enough.

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Young Readers Invited to Write to Favorite Authors

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a chalkboard graphic in text that is in chalk style that says "Read. Be Inspired. Write Back. Theme: How did an author's work change your view of the world or yourself?"

Young readers in grades 4-12 are invited to write a personal letter to an author for the Letters about Literature (LAL) contest, a national reading and writing promotion program. The letter can be to any author (living or dead) from any genre (fiction or nonfiction, contemporary or classic) explaining how that author’s work changed the student’s life or view of the world.

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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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