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Clemson Literary Festival to be held April 6-8

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Clemson Literary Festival to be held April 6-8

Clemson University will host its ninth annual Literary Festival featuring world-renowned authors such as the revered Pulitzer Prize Winner and former Poet Laureate to the United States, Charles Simic. The festival aims to promote and celebrate the art and craft of writing. South Carolina Humanities supported this project with a Fast Track Literary Grant in November 2015.

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USC-Union to host Upcountry Literary Festival

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The University of South Carolina—Union will host its sixth annual Upcountry Literary Festival on March 18-19, 2016. This two day event will showcase literary, academic, and musical talents, within the rural areas of the Upstate region and is designed to encourage increased awareness, appreciation, and participation in the humanities.

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Pee Dee Fiction & Poetry Festival November 5-6, 2015

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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. 5 and 6 at this year's Festival, which is free and open to the public.

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NYT Best-Selling Author to Speak at Winthrop

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Sam Kean flier

Sam Kean spent years collecting mercury from broken thermometers as a kid, and now he's a writer in Washington, D.C. His new book is The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons. His first two books, The Disappearing Spoon and The Violinist's Thumb were national bestsellers, and both were named an Amazon "Top 5" science books of the year.

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MUSC Library Announces New Director

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Associate Professor Shannon Jones has recently been named the MUSC Library's new director effective July 1, 2015.  Jones joined the MUSC Library in January 2014 as Assistant Director for Program Development and Resource Integration, and Associate Professor in the Department of Library and Information Science.  She has over 13 years' experience working in academic research and health science lib

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