Speaker at the Center flyer

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.