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.

Wednesday, February 25 - A. Hunter Smith, A Life Afield | USC Press. Short stories about hunting and ramblings in the Southern woods and waters, revealing evolving attitudes toward our natural world.

Thursday, March 19 - Patricia G. McNeely, Sherman's Flame & Blame Campaign. “If the people raise a howl against my barbarity and cruelty, I will answer that war is war, and not popularity-seeking."

Wednesday, April 15 - Ray McManus, Punch. Poems | Hub City Press. Punch. is a call for the claw-hammer, a hymn to the steel toe, and a series of lonely missives from truck cabs and office cubicles.

Wednesday, May 20 - James E. McTeer II, Minnow | Hub City Press. Called "a gorgeous fever dream of a novel" by National Book Critics Circle winner Ben Fountain, Minnow is the winner of the 2014 South Carolina First Novel Prize.

Wednesday, June 10 - Kathleen Robbins, Into the Flatland | USC Press. Photographs from a return to the old family farm on the Mississippi Delta.

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. No registration required.

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.