Aug 11, 2011
Curtis Rogers

Fall 2011 Speaker @ the Center Line Up of Author Talks


The South Carolina State Library’s Center for the Book, in cooperation with USC Press, is pleased to announce its fall 2011 author line up.  The Speaker @ the Center program will hold free lunchtime author talks on the following dates:

Thursday, August 25 – Philip G. Grose, Looking for Utopia: The Life and Times of John C. West. The first biography of this visionary South Carolina governor and stalwart ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

Thursday, September 8 – Robert M. Weir, Captured at Kings Mountain: The Diary of Uzal Johnson, a Loyalist Surgeon. A Loyalist perspective on social, medical, and military aspects of the American Revolution.

Tuesday, October 25 – Tara Mitchell Mielnik, New Deal, New Landscape: The Civilian Conservation Corps and South Carolina’s State Parks. A history of the New Deal program that led to the creation of South Carolina’s first sixteen state parks.

Thursday, November 3 – Allen H. Stokes, The Kohn-Hennig Library: A Catalog. A guide to a monumental collection of South Caroliniana and a tribute to its devoted collectors.

Thursday, December 8 – Walter Edgar, South Carolina in the Modern Age. A nuanced view of the Palmetto State in the twentieth century as written by the state’s leading historian.

Books will be available for purchase and autographing. All programs will take place from noon to 1pm in the Administration Building at the SC State Library located at 1430 Senate St., Columbia. Speaker @ the Center is FREE and open to the public. Bring your lunch and enjoy learning more about South Carolina.

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.

  • Anonymous

    Awesome events scheduled, looking forward to maybe attending one of the events to support my youngest daughter and her achievements.Way to go LEIGH!!!!! Mom

  • Anonymous