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S.C. Academy of Authors Announces Annual Awards in Fiction and Poetry

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The S.C. Academy of Authors (SCAA) has expanded its annual award competitions to include a separate category for student writers of fiction and poetry and an increase in prize money. 

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Center Participates in Route1Reads

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The State Centers for the Book linked by US Route 1 which extends from Fort Kent, Maine, to Key West, Florida are joining together to promote books that illuminate important aspects of their states/commonwealths for readers traveling the major and meandering highway.

For 2015, The South Carolina Center for the Book’s Route1Reads is James E. McTeer's Minnow. Minnow was the winner of the 2014 South Carolina First Novel Competition. McTeer’s novel was published by Hub City Press and made its debut at the South Carolina Book Festival in May 2015.

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Center Announces 2015-2016 Fall/Winter Author Talks

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The South Carolina State Library’s Center for the Book is pleased to announce its upcoming author line up for the Speaker @ the Center series.  

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - Bernie Schein, Famous All Over Town | Story River Books, USC Press. A comically candid novel of the small-town south, rampant with revelations from bedrooms, courtrooms, and all points in between.

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Exciting Announcement about the SC Book Festival

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The Board of Directors of The Humanities CouncilSC announces that the SCBook Festival, a literary fixture in Columbia since 1997, will change its format for 2016. Funded and organized by The Humanities CouncilSC, the festival will evolve into an exciting new set of literary initiatives that will be available year-round and reach a wide and diverse audience in every corner of South Carolina. South Carolina has a rich literary heritage that The Humanities CouncilSC wants to celebrate and share, and these new programs will expand and diversify literary opportunities in South Carolina.

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BIRCHWOOD’S BOOK AND AUTHOR FAIR SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 9

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The annual Book and Author Fair sponsored by the Birchwood Center for Arts and Folklife in Pickens County has been scheduled for Sunday afternoon, August 9, from 2:00 to 5:00, in All Saints Hall at the Pickens Presbyterian Church, 311 West Main Street in downtown Pickens.

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Center Chooses Amelia Bedelia to Represent South Carolina at National Book Festival

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The South Carolina State Library’s Center for the Book has selected Amelia Bedelia, by Peggy Parrish (HarperCollins Publishers), to represent South Carolina at the 2015 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.  The book is the state’s selection for the National Book Festival’s Discover Great Places Through Reading map.  Each state selects one title of fiction or non-fiction, a book about the state or by an author from the state that is a good read for children or young adults.

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