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Mar 13, 2014
Curtis Rogers

Speaker @ the Center to Host State Poet Laureate

The South Carolina State Library’s Center for the Book will host a book talk and signing on Friday, April 18, from noon to 1:00 p.m. at 1500 Senate St., Columbia.

Published by USC Press, New and Selected Poems  includes more than fifty poems from Marjory Wentworth’s previous three collections, Noticing Eden, Despite Gravity, and The Endless Repetition of an Ordinary Miracle, plus twenty-eight new poems. This collection serves as a capstone to Wentworth’s tenure as South Carolina poet laureate, a title she has held since 2003.

Marjory Wentworth, South Carolina poet laureate and five-time Pushcart Prize nominee, is the author of three collections of verse, the children’s book Shackles (2009 Silver Medal winner in the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards), and Taking a Stand: The Evolution of Human Rights (with Juan E. Mendez). She is coeditor with Kwame Dawes of Seeking: Poetry and Prose Inspired by the Art of Jonathan Green (USC Press). Wentworth teaches at the Art Institute of Charleston, and she is the president and cofounder of the Lowcountry Initiative for the Literary Arts.

All Speaker @ the Center programs take place from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the South Carolina State Library located at 1500 Senate St., Columbia. Speaker @ the Center is FREE and open to the public. Bring your lunch and enjoy learning more about South Carolina. Please visit readsc.org/events for a list of additional book talks and signings.

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.

Feb 25, 2014
Curtis Rogers

Speaker @ the Center to Feature USC Aiken Professor Dr. Tom Mack

7347The South Carolina State Library’s Center for the Book will host a book talk and signing on Wednesday, March 12, from noon to 1:00 p.m. at 1500 Senate St., Columbia.

The South Carolina Encyclopedia Guide to South Carolina Writers expands the range of writers included in the landmark South Carolina Encyclopedia. This guide updates the entries on writers featured in the original encyclopedia and augments that list substantially with dozens of new essays on additional authors from the late eighteenth century to the present who have contributed to the Palmetto State’s distinctive literary heritage.

Dr. Tom Mack, recipient of the prestigious Carolina Trustee Professorship in 2008, holds the G. L. Toole Chair in English at the University of South Carolina Aiken. Mack is the author of four books and more than one hundred articles on American cultural history, and since 2010 he has been chair of the Board of Governors of the South Carolina Academy of Authors.

All Speaker @ the Center programs take place from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the South Carolina State Library located at 1500 Senate St., Columbia. Speaker @ the Center is FREE and open to the public. Bring your lunch and enjoy learning more about South Carolina. Please visit
readsc.org/events for a list of additional book talks and signings.

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.

Feb 6, 2014
Curtis Rogers

Speaker @ the Center to Feature Charleston Author Mark Jones

The South Carolina State Library’s Center for the Book will host a book talk and signing on Thursday, February 20, from noon to 1:00 p.m. at 1500 Senate St., Columbia.

Charleston author Mark R. Jones is an eighth generation South Carolinian and author of Doin’ the Charleston: Black Roots of American Popular Music & the Jenkins Orphanage Legacy. The book covers what Jones calls, “the greatest untold story in South Carolina history” and is his contribution to preserving the gospel of jazz.  From rags to ragtime, the Jenkins Orphanage created the soundtrack of the 20th century. Doin’ the Charleston is published by East Atlantic Publishing and will be available for sale and signing after the book talk.

All Speaker @ the Center programs take place from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the South Carolina State Library located at 1500 Senate St., Columbia. Speaker @ the Center is FREE and open to the public. Bring your lunch and enjoy learning more about South Carolina. Please visit readsc.org/events for a list of additional book talks and signings.

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.

Dec 16, 2013
Curtis Rogers

January 23 – Join us for Speaker @ the Center. Deadly Censorship: Murder, Honor, and Freedom of the Press

James  L. Underwood, Deadly Censorship: Murder, Honor, and Freedom of the Press. The definitive examination of the true story of an epic South Carolina murder trial that shocked the nation.

On January 15, 1903, South Carolina lieutenant governor James H. Tillman shot and killed Narciso G. Gonzales, editor of South Carolina’s most powerful newspaper, the State. Blaming Gonzales’s stinging editorials for his loss of the 1902 gubernatorial race, Tillman shot Gonzales to avenge the defeat and redeem his “honor” and his reputation as a man who took action in the face of an insult.

James Lowell Underwood is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Constitutional Law at the University of South Carolina School of Law. He is the author of a four-volume history of South Carolina’s constitutions and of several works on federal legal practice. He is coeditor of The Dawn of Religious Freedom in South Carolina and At Freedom’s Door: African American Founding Fathers and Lawyers in Reconstruction South Carolina, also published by the University of South Carolina Press.

“James Lowell Underwood writes with the clarity of a great teacher, the objectivity of a fine journalist and the deftness of a seasoned legal mind. South Carolinians have much to learn about themselves in this early 20th century story of murder, politics, jurisprudence and the relevance of knowing the truth.”— John P. Linton, J.D., Duffy and Young, LLC

Books will be available for purchase and autographing. All USC Press Speaker @ the Center programs will take place from noon to 1pm at the South Carolina State Library located at 1500 Senate St., Columbia. Speaker @ the Center is FREE and open to the public. Bring your lunch and enjoy learning more about South Carolina.

For more information, please contact Dr. Curtis R. Rogers at 803-734-8928 or crogers@statelibrary.sc.gov and visit our events page.

 

Nov 19, 2013
Curtis Rogers

Speaker @ the Center – Mary Whyte and Martha Severens, More Than a Likeness: The Enduring Art of Mary Whyte

Join us for Speaker @ the Center!

Date: Friday, November 22, 2013
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: SC State Library, Piedmont Room

Books will be available for purchase and signing. All USC Press programs will take place from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the South Carolina State Library located at 1500 Senate St., Columbia. Speaker @ the Center is FREE and open to the public. Bring your lunch and enjoy learning more about South Carolina.

No registration required.

 

Oct 24, 2013
Curtis Rogers

Susan Boyer: “Lowcountry Bombshell” Author Talk and Book Signing

Join us at the South Carolina State Library on Monday, November 18, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for an author talk featuring USA Today bestselling author Susan Boyer.

Boyer will share the latest novel in her Liz Talbot Mystery series, Lowcountry Bombshell. The novel stars the main character Liz Talbot, a private investigator, who is Southern belle with a weakness for Kate Spade bags and shoes.

Throughout the series, Liz experiences personal growth in coming to terms with her past and her relationships, all while uncovering diabolical murder plots. Boyer combines mystery, humor, and romance to detail Liz’s adventures.

Boyer will hold a writing workshop from 11:00 a.m. to noon in which she will discuss the ins and outs of writing for publication. From noon to 1:00 p.m., she will discuss Lowcountry Bombshell.

Books will be available for sale and signing. Please visit the South Carolina State Library’s online events calendar to register.

Speaker @ the Center programs take place at the South Carolina State Library located at 1500 Senate St., Columbia. A full list of events can be found at ReadSC.org. Speaker @ the Center programs are FREE and open to the public.

Sep 30, 2013
Curtis Rogers

Speaker @ the Center – LuAnn McLane: Read Pink tour with Penguin featuring Pitch Perfect

CANCELLED - Unfortunately, LuAnn McLane will not be able to be here on the 11th.

Join us on October 11, 2013 – LuAnn McLane: Read Pink tour with Penguin featuring Pitch Perfect.

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Writing workshop from 11:00 a.m. to noon; Book talk and signing from noon to 1:00 p.m.)

LuAnn will discuss writing her Cricket Creek Series and participating in the Read Pink tour where Penguin is donating $25,000 to Breast Cancer Research.

Books will be available for sale and signing.

Please register online today!

 

 

 

Sep 30, 2013
Curtis Rogers

Author Talk and Book Signing: A Shared Voice

Join us at the South Carolina State Library on October 4, 2013 from noon to 1:00 p.m. for an author talk and book signing.

Tom Mack, Andrew Geyer and Phillip Gardner: A Shared Voice is a conversation in narrative by twenty-four of the finest fiction writers in America.

A total of twenty-four tales, each linked to another by at least three literary elements such as character and setting and theme, make up this first-of-its-kind anthology by writers from Texas and the Carolinas.

Books will be available for sale and signing. No registration required.

Speaker @ the Center programs take place at the South Carolina State Library located at 1500 Senate St., Columbia. Please visit ReadSC.org for a full list of events.

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.

Jun 25, 2013
Curtis Rogers

Center Announces Fall/Winter Speaker Series

Speaker at the Center Fall Winter 2013 2014The South Carolina State Library’s Center for the Book, in cooperation with USC Press, is pleased to announce its fall/winter 2013-2014 author line up.

The Speaker @ the Center program will hold free lunchtime author talks on the following dates:

Wednesday, September 18 – Patricia Moore-Pastides, Greek Revival from the Garden: Growing and Cooking for Life. This second book by USC’s First Lady teaches novice gardeners and cooks how to pursue a healthy lifestyle.

Thursday, October 17 – John Cely, Cowasee Basin: The Green Heart of South Carolina. The Cowasee Basin, located along the Congaree, Wateree, and Upper Santee Rivers, features some of the most significant biological, historical, and cultural resources in North America.

Friday, November 22 – Mary Whyte and Martha Severens, More Than a Likeness: The Enduring Art of Mary Whyte. An intimate look into the life and inspiring work of a renowned watercolorist.

Thursday, December 12 – Palmer “Satch” Krantz and Monique Jacobs, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden: Forty Wild Years. A fortieth anniversary celebration of this award-winning zoo and botanical garden in South Carolina.

Thursday, January 23, 2014 – James  L. Underwood, Deadly Censorship: Murder, Honor, and Freedom of the Press. The definitive examination of the true story of an epic South Carolina murder trial that shocked the nation.

Books will be available for purchase and signing. All programs will take place from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the South Carolina State Library located at 1500 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, andThe Humanities CouncilSC.

Feb 12, 2013
Curtis Rogers

Speaker at the Center Spring 2013 Line Up of Authors Announced

The South Carolina State Library’s Center for the Book, in cooperation with USC Press and Hub City Press, is pleased to announce its spring 2013 author line up. The Speaker @ the Center program will hold free lunchtime author talks on the following dates:

Thursday, February 28, JONATHAN GREEN, EDWARD MADDEN & CHARLENE SPEAREN, Seeking: Poetry and Prose Inspired by the Art of Jonathan Green. Nearly 30 writers respond to Green’s depiction of his quest toward induction into a spiritual community.

Thursday, March 21, W. ERIC EMERSON, A Confederate Englishman: The Civil War Letters of Henry Wemyss Feilden. The letters chart the eventful career of the British officer turned Confederate captain from the time he arrives in South Carolina.

Thursday, April 18, SUSAN TEKULVE, In the Garden of Stone, The saga of Sicilian immigrants in the coal mines of Appalachia. In the Garden of Stone is harrowing and beautifully told. Winner of the SC First Novel prize.

Thursday, May 16, AÏDA ROGERS, CINDI BOITER, CEILLE BAIRD WELCH & BILLY DEAL, State of the Heart: South Carolina Writers on the Places They Love. This collection of essays offers a personal view of cherished destinations and the emotional connections they inspire.

Thursday, June 20, TOM POLAND & PHIL SAWYER, Save the Last Dance for Me: A Love Story of the Shag and the Society of Stranders. The iconic beach dance became an important part of coastal culture and social change.

Books will be available for purchase and autographing. All programs will take place from noon to 1pm at the SC State Library located at 1500 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.

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