Browsing articles from "June, 2011"
Jun 7, 2011
Curtis Rogers

Nominations are Now Open for the 2011 SC Center for the Book Awards Program

The State Library’s Center for the Book is pleased to announce the request for nominations for its awards program, which honors excellence in writing, teaching, and advocacy of the literary arts.  This year, the Center seeks nominations in these three categories:

  1. Writing: SC writer of any genre whose work has been published in the last year (2010)
  2. Teaching: SC teacher of the literary or language arts (at any level or type of school)
  3. Advocacy: SC person or organization that works to promote the literary arts and to foster a creative atmosphere in the state

The criteria for nominees are:

  • The nominee must be a living South Carolina resident or an active South Carolina organization.
  • The nominee must be a published writer, a current teacher, or an active promoter of the literary arts in South Carolina, as described in a one page nomination letter.

The 2011 award nomination form should be accompanied by a letter (one page or shorter) to the SCCFTB Awards Committee explaining why the nominee should receive the award.  Nomination deadline is June 30, 2011. Mail, fax, or email completed form and letter to the Committee, C/O South Carolina Center for the Book, P.O. Box 11469, Columbia, SC 29211, 803-734-8676,

Previous winners:

2010 (photos)
Literary Arts Advocacy: Irvin Department of Rare Book and Special Collections at USC;
Teaching: Dr. Tom Mack of USC-Aiken;
Writing: Batt Humphreys.
Additional Award for State Library Partnership & Collaboration: Helen Fellers, Coordinator of the USC School of Library and Information Science’s South Carolina Center for Children’s Books and Literacy

Literary Arts Advocacy: Free Times;
Teaching: Libby Collins, Dent Middle School;
Writing: Leonard Todd

Literary Arts Advocacy: Beaufort County Arts Council;
Teaching: Eileen Bergreen, Hilton Head Island Middle School;
Writing: Mary Alice Monroe

The South Carolina Center for the Book is the South Carolina affiliate of the Library of Congress Center for the Book and is a cooperative project of the South Carolina State Library, the University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science, and The Humanities CouncilSC. The Center is located at the South Carolina State Library at 1430 Senate Street in Columbia.


Jun 2, 2011
Curtis Rogers

Letters About Literature Award Ceremony

The LAL Award Ceremony was a great success! Winning students read their letters and received their award checks and plaques.  For more information and additional photos, visit the SC State Library’s flickr album. You can also read the winning letters from the award ceremony program.