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Aug 1, 2014
Curtis Rogers

Center Announces Fall/Winter 2014-2015 Speaker Series

2014 2015 fall winter speaker at the center

The South Carolina State Library’s Center for the Book is pleased to announce its upcoming author line up for the Speaker @ the Center series.

Thursday, September 25 – Richard Dwight Porcher, Jr., and William Robert Judd, The Market Preparation of Carolina Rice: An Illustrated History of Innovations in the Lowcountry Rice Kingdom. The first book to illustrate and describe the implements and machines used to prepare Carolina rice for overseas markets. Published by USC Press.

Tuesday, October 14 – Jack Shuler, The Thirteenth Turn: A History of the Noose. A courageous and searching book that reminds us where we come from, and what is lost if we forget. Published by PublicAffairs, member of the Perseus Books Group.

Thursday, November 13– Rachel Haynie, First, You Explore: The Story of the Young Charles Townes. An inspirational biography of the Nobel Prize-winning inventor of the laser. Published by USC Press.

Thursday, December 4– John Warley, A Southern Girl. The worlds of privilege and poverty collide in this moving tale of adoption, identity, belonging, dedication, and love. Published by USC Press.

Thursday, January 15– John Mark Sibley-Jones.  By the Red Glare. A Civil War novel of divergent lives and pervasive perils amid the burning of Columbia, South Carolina. Published by USC Press.

Books will be available for purchase and autographing. 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. Feel free to bring your lunch.

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 10, 2014
Curtis Rogers

Reflections of South Carolina Book Talk and Signing

The South Carolina State Library’s Center for the Book will host a book talk and signing on Thursday, June 19, from noon- 1:00 p.m. Join us to hear Robert C. Clark and Tom Poland discuss their book, Reflections of South Carolina, Volume 2, a pictorial essay that showcases the natural beauty of the Palmetto State and its inhabitants. Reflections of South Carolina is published by the University of South Carolina Press.

Books will be available for purchase and signing. All Speaker @ the Center programs take place from noon-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, and The Humanities CouncilSC.

May 12, 2014
Curtis Rogers

Speaker @ the Center to Host Conservationist Dana Beach

The South Carolina State Library’s Center for the Book will host a book talk and signing on Thursday, May 22, from noon to 1:00 p.m. at 1500 Senate St., Columbia.

Published by USC Press, Deveaux is a reflection on the life of a South Carolina sea bird rookery, known as Deveaux Bank, at the mouth of the North Edisto River. The author and photographer, Dana Beach, has visited Deveaux regularly for twenty-five years. In his book, Beach chronicles the annual cycle of reproduction and renewal on this ephemeral sand bar, and the work of the scientists and conservationists who labor to understand and protect it. The book’s stories and images provide a compelling call to action to save Deveaux and sites like it—wellsprings of the Lowcountry’s natural beauty and diversity.

Dana Beach is the founder and executive director of the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League. He is the recipient of the South Carolina Order of the Palmetto, the James L. Dockery Southern Environmental Leadership Award, the National Wetlands Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Environmental Law Institute, and the Environmental Awareness Award from the South Carolina General Assembly. Beach is author of Coastal Sprawl: The Effects of Urban Design on Aquatic Ecosystems in the United States, a research publication of the Pew Oceans Commission.

Books will be available for purchase and signing. 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.

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!

 

 

 

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