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State Library’s Center for the Book Announces Next Speaker Series

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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, February 25 - A. Hunter Smith, A Life Afield | USC Press. Short stories about hunting and ramblings in the Southern woods and waters, revealing evolving attitudes toward our natural world.

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Charleston Tells Storytelling Festival - March 13-14, 2015

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Set under magnificent moss-draped oaks, the annual Charleston Tells Storytelling Festival brings together some of the best national and local storytellers with performances that reminisce about the carefree days of childhood, showcase humorous slice of life moments and transport audiences to significant times in history.

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Grand Opening of Allen University’s Langston Hughes Poetry Center and Library

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Event: Grand Opening of Allen University’s Langston Hughes Poetry Center and Library
Date: Saturday, January 31st
Location: Langston Hughes Poetry Center and Library/ 1329 Pine Street, Columbia
Time: Event starts with a continental breakfast at 9:00 am followed by Master Seminars by Kwame Dawes and Nikky Finney. Poetry workshops will be happening throughout the day. The event concludes with a reception and poetry reading by Dawes and Finney and an OPEN MIC! Free and open to the public.

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Join us for Speaker at the Center - John Mark Sibley-Jones

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Join us for an author talk and book signing by John Mark Sibley-Jones, for his novel, By the Red Glare, a Civil War novel of divergent lives and pervasive perils amid the burning of Columbia, South Carolina. Sibley-Jones novel is published by USC Press.

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Poets and writers invited to submit work to Fall Lines – a literary convergence

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Poets and writers are invited to submit previously unpublished poetry, essays, short fiction and flash fiction to volume two of Fall Lines — a literary convergence. While the editors hope to attract the work of poets and writers from the Carolinas and the Southeastern U.S., acceptance of work is not dependent upon residence. Submissions will be accepted through March 1, 2015.

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Wild Dunes Author Event Featuring Pat Conroy and Cassandra King

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January 10, 2015 at Wild Dunes Resort in Isle of Palms, SC.

9th Annual Wild Dunes Club Author’s Event: Featuring Pat Conroy and Cassandra King! 
Saturday, January 10, 2015 Sweetgrass Pavilion
4-5 p.m. Cocktail hour, silent auction and book signing
5-6 p.m. Panel discussion
6 p.m. Book signing

Tickets are on sale to the public beginning Tuesday, November 25th!

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New Laurens County History Book Premiers at the Laurens County Library

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The Laurens County Library will host a reception on Sunday, December 7, from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. to introduce an exciting new book, Discovering Laurens County, SC. Volume One: From Pre-history through the Colonial Period.

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Richland Library to Host Local Author Showcase

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It's an explosion of local literary talent! This year's showcase brings you more than 100 South Carolina authors!

From picture books and poetry to thrillers and histories, there will be something for every age and interest. This is a great opportunity to meet real authors, discover your next good read, and stock up on holiday gifts.

Saturday, December 13, 2014, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Richland Library Main. Learn more at the Richland Library's website.

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