The Speaker @ the Center program will hold free lunchtime author talks on the following dates featuring five USC Press authors:
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 – 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, 2013 – 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, 2013 – 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, 2013 – 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 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.
Also, please join us for five additional Speaker @ the Center programs:
October 4, 2013 – 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.
Noon – 1:00 p.m. 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.
CANCELLED: 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. Registration required.
November 7, 2013 – Emily Cooper: Discussing writing her book, Queen of the Lost.
10:30 a.m. – noon. Emily’s book details the story of Lucy Holcombe Pickens who charmed governors, generals, the tsar, Tolstoy, Freemasons and filibusters, and whose legacies haunted a small town for over 150 years. Books will be available for sale and signing. Registration required.
November 18, 2013 – Susan Boyer: A-Z Writing to Publication featuring Lowcountry Bombshell.
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.) Susan will discuss the ins and outs of writing to publication and will then discuss her book, Lowcountry Bombshell. Books will be available for sale and signing. Registration required.
December 3, 2013 – Kim Boykin: Texture in Writing featuring The Wisdom of Hair.
11:00 – 1:00 p.m. Kim will present an interactive workshop discussing how to make a good story great through creating texture in writing then will discuss her book, The Wisdom of Hair. Attendees should bring the first page of your manuscript. Books will be available for sale and signing. Registration required.
The above Speaker @ the Center programs will take place at the South Carolina State Library located at 1500 Senate St., Columbia. Speaker @ the Center is FREE and open to the public.
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.
- Support your team through the new My First Library program
- Speaker @ the Center – Mary Whyte and Martha Severens, More Than a Likeness: The Enduring Art of Mary Whyte
- Listening Is an Act of Love: A StoryCorps Special
- Susan Boyer: “Lowcountry Bombshell” Author Talk and Book Signing
- Speaker @ the Center – LuAnn McLane: Read Pink tour with Penguin featuring Pitch Perfect
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