Speaker @ the Center

An author signs his book, Painting the Southern Coast, during one of the Speaker @ the Center events.

The South Carolina State Library’s Center for the Book is pleased to announce the Speaker @ the Center series for Fall/Winter 2017-18. View and download the flyer for more information. PDF

Lorna Hollifield, Tuesday, July 11
Tobacco Sun | Pen Name Publishing

A Hollywood pin-up is jailed for murder while her sister holds the answers. Estranged for years, the sisters share a haunting past, a shell-shocked love interest, and a cruel destiny.

Marvin Lare, Thursday, August 24
Champions of Civil and Human Rights in South Carolina | USC Press

Volume one of a five-volume anthology, Lare introduces more than one hundred civil rights leaders from South Carolina to chronicle a massive revolution in American society.

Leigh Moring, Friday, September 15--CANCELED
Nathanael Greene in South Carolina | Arcadia Publishing

In December 1780, Nathanael Greene took command of the Southern Department during the American Revolution. Ultimately, Greene led key battles to rid Charleston of the British.

Kathryn Smith, Thursday, October 5
The Gatekeeper | Touchstone

The Gatekeeper is the revealing story about Marguerite “Missy” LeHand, the right-hand woman to FDR; chronicling someone ahead of her time in a tumultuous era.

James Everett Kibler, Jr., Thursday, November 9
Taking Root: The Nature Writing of William and Adam Summer of Pomaria | USC Press

Written over two decades, this collection of essays by the Summer brothers offer an impressive environmental ethic. Sustainability and long-term goals were key to their philosophy.

Larry Price & Susan Kameraad-Campbell, Thursday, December 7
Edisto River: Black Water Crown Jewel | Joggling Board Press

From the South Carolina Midlands to the Lowcountry's coastal shores, the Edisto River's more than 300 miles are captured here more completely than ever before in words and images.

Ed DeVos, Thursday, January 18
Family of Warriors | Deeds Publishing

Family of Warriors follows five brothers who served during WWII. It is a story of courage and valor, honesty and integrity, and honors those serving their country.

Bonnie Stanard, Thursday, February 22
What Missing Means | Fairview Publishing

Letters keep the Reinhart family connected to their son, a soldier in Germany in 1945. As Lily considers her place in the family, she realizes life has more questions than answers.

For more information, please contact Andersen Cook, Statewide Initiatives Coordinator at (803) 545-4432 or acook@statelibrary.sc.gov.