Browsing articles from "January, 2013"
Jan 18, 2013
Curtis Rogers

SC Center for the Book Welcomes Guest Blogger – Abby Davis


Please join the Center in welcoming Abby Davis as a guest blogger!  Abby is a freshman at USC and is majoring in comparative literature and philosophy.  Abby is from Kinston, North Carolina.

Her favorite books are Anna Karenina and A Thousand Splendid Suns, but she thoroughly enjoys all genres.  In addition to reading, she enjoys sailing and playing with her dog, Chloe.  Abby will be reviewing and blogging about South Carolina books and authors in the coming months.

Jan 3, 2013
Curtis Rogers

The Big Read: New Grants and Reading Selections Available

Application Deadline: February 5, 2013

The Big Read is accepting applications from non-profit organizations to develop community-wide reading programs between September 2013 and June 2014. The Big Read is a national program designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and to encourage reading for pleasure and enlightenment.

Organizations selected to participate in The Big Read receive a grant, educational and promotional materials, and access to online training resources and opportunities. Approximately 75 organizations from across the country will be selected.

We are proud to announce three new titles to The Big Read:

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

True Grit by Charles Portis

Into the Beautiful North by Luís Alberto Urrea

Visit for more information.

Questions? Call Arts Midwest at 612.238.8010 or email