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ReadSC, South Carolina Center for the Book

Details: 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.

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Details: The South Carolina Center for the Book is proud to promote the River of Words Contest to South Carolina students, in partnership with the Library of Congress and the River of Words organization. River of Words is a free, international poetry and art contest for youth on the theme of watersheds. The contest is designed to help youth explore the

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Let’s Talk About It Book Discussion Series ReadSC

Details: Your library can apply for the program, get the books, get a speaker, and host a great book discussion series! Let’s Talk About It is a reading and discussion program created by the American Library Association and offered free to South Carolina public libraries through a partnership of the South Carolina State Library and The Humanities

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South Carolina Book Award Nominees Announced « ReadSC

Details: The book award medals will be awarded to the winning authors the following year at the annual conference of the South Carolina Association of School Librarians. If you have any questions or would like more information about this program, please contact Jennifer Kauffman or Kelly Knight, South Carolina Book Award Program Co-Chairs.

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Amy Duernberger ReadSC

Details: Join us for this month's author talk and book signing: Exploring the Southern Appalachian Grassy Balds: A Hiking Guide by Amy Duernberger. The "treeless wonders" of the southern Appalachians, grassy balds have long baffled scientists and enchanted outdoor enthusiasts.

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Authors of SC ReadSC

Details: "Midnight Song" with Faye Collins. Join us Thursday, December 2 at 6pm for an author talk featuring Faye Collins. She will share with us her most recent book, Midnight Song: One Woman's Path to Freedom. Midnight Song is a book about the injustices and cruelty of the Jim Crow south during a racial divided society in the 1940's.Ella Jane Mitchell, the heroine of the story, is a woman who escapes

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Route 1 Reads ReadSC

Details: The Route 1 Reads initiative is a partnership between 16 affiliate Centers for the Book along that route to promote books that illuminate important aspects of their states or commonwealths for readers travelling this meandering highway. The initiative was launched at …

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Details: SC Center for the Book Announces Selection for 2018 Route One Reads. For the fourth consecutive year, the South Carolina Center for the Book will participate in Route One Reads, a roadtrip-inspired reading list that explores various genres through the network of state Center for the Book affiliates located along Route 1.

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Clair DeLune ReadSC

Details: Join us for this month's author talk and book signing: South Carolina Blues by Clair DeLune. The history of South Carolina blues is a long, deep—and sometimes painful—story. While the Lowcountry cultivated rice and a Gullah-based style of South Carolina blues, in the Upstate, European influences led to the emergence of Piedmont blues, country music and bluegrass.

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Read-In 2021 ReadSC

Details: Read-In is SC's Premier Children's Reading Event, sponsored by the South Carolina State Library and the South Carolina Association of School Librarians, that lets students show why kids who read succeed. Registered student groups gather in the State Library’s parking lot at 1500 Senate Street between 9:15 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.

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Let’s Talk About It ReadSC

Details: Let’s Talk About It is a book discussion series centered on themes ranging from women’s autobiography to the cultural importance of South Carolina’s literary heritage. Funded by the SC Humanities and coordinated with assistance from the South Carolina State Library, LTAI has long been the backbone of library programming offered by SC Humanities.

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Center for the Book Selects 2017 Route One Reads ReadSC

Details: About the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress: Established by Congress in 1977 to "stimulate public interest in books and reading," the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress is a national force for reading and literacy promotion. It sponsors educational programs that reach readers of all ages through its affiliated state

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Eric Emerson and Karen Stokes ReadSC

Details: Join us for a free author talk and book signing: Days of Destruction: Augustine Thomas Smythe and the Civil War Siege of Charleston by Eric Emerson and Karen Stokes. Through a collection of letters written by Augustine Thomas Smythe, a well-educated young man from a prominent Charleston family, we get a glimpse of the long, destructive assault on the Holy City during the Civil War.

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"A Measure of Belonging" Anthology Reading ReadSC

Details: In conjunction with the Georgia Center for the Book, please join us for an evening reading and panel discussion with Aruni Kashyap of Georgia and Cinelle Barnes and Gary Jackson of South Carolina featuring their recently published anthology A Measure of Belonging. Assembled by editor and essayist Cinelle Barnes, essays in A Measure of Belonging: Writers of Color on the New American …

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Sheila Morris ReadSC

Details: Join us for a free author talk and book signing: Southern Perspectives on the Queer Movement: Committed to Home by Sheila Morris. These collected essays by South Carolinians explore their gay identities and activism from the emergence of the HIV-AIDS pandemic to the realization of marriage equality in the state thirty years later.

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Terry Wynne ReadSC

Details: This Author Talks event is a partnership between the Georgia Center for the Book and ReadSC, the South Carolina Center for the Book. For more information, please contact Andersen Cook, ReadSC Coordinator at (803) 545-4432 or [email protected] or Joe Davich at (404) 370-3070 x 2285 or [email protected]

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"Bells for Eli" Author Talk with Susan Zurenda ReadSC

Details: Join ReadSC - the South Carolina Center for the Book - and the Georgia Center for the Book for an author talk featuring Susan Zurenda and her debut novel Bells for Eli.. Bells for Eli is a tender and engaging Coming of Age story in which fate takes with one hand and gives with the other in a time and place of social constraints. It is a world where family secrets must stay hidden, present and

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"The Last Night in London" featuring Karen White ReadSC

Details: This Authors of SC event is a partnership between the Georgia Center for the Book and ReadSC, the South Carolina Center for the Book. For more information, please contact Andersen Cook, ReadSC Coordinator at (803) 545-4432 or [email protected] or Ally Wright at [email protected]

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On My Mind presents Janisse Ray ReadSC

Details: Join the Georgia Center for the Book, Read SC, and Charis Books & More for an evening with beloved Georgia author Janisse Ray. The bestselling author of Ecology of a Cracker Childhood is back with a new memoir, Wild Spectacle, which explores the wild earth and invites us to question its known and unknown beauties and curiosities. There are three types of tickets for this event.

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"Black, White and The Grey" with John O. Morisano and

Details: Join Read SC and the Georgia Center for the Book for another On My Mind event featuring John O. Morisano and Mashama Bailey, authors of Black, White, and The Grey: The Story of an Unexpected Friendship and a Beloved Restaurant. This is a story about the trials and triumphs of a Black chef from Queens, New York, and a White media entrepreneur

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Patricia G. McNeely ReadSC

Details: Join us for this month's author talk and book signing: Eyewitnesses to General William T. Sherman's Atrocities in the Civil War by Patricia G. McNeely. McNeely will discuss newly-emerged documents that provide insights into Sherman's life, and convincingly end the 150-year-old controversy about who burned Columbia.

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On My Mind presents Brock Adams and Michael Bishop ReadSC

Details: On My Mind presents Brock Adams and Michael Bishop. Join us for our October reading in the On My Mind series, featuring Brock Adams, author of Ember, Gulf, and now Apocalypse Yesterday, and Sci-Fi author Michael Bishop. This is part of our partnership between the Georgia Center for the Book and Read SC - The South Carolina Center for the Book.

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"Like Wildfire: The Rhetoric of the Civil Rights Sit-Ins

Details: Join Read SC and the Georgia Center for the Book for another On My Mind event. Editors Sean Patrick O'Rourke and Lesli K. Pace will discuss their companion books Like Wildfire: The Rhetoric of the Civil Rights Sit-Ins and the forthcoming On Fire: Five Civil Rights Sit-Ins and the Rhetoric of Protest.This virtual event is free and open to the public, but you must register on Eventbrite to

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Liz Gilmore Williams ReadSC

Details: Join us for this month's author talk and book signing: No Ordinary Soldier: My Father's Two Wars by Liz Gilmore Williams. A young man from a gritty Pennsylvania mill town enlists in the Army Air Corps and heads for Hawaii.

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Pat McNeely ReadSC

Details: Join us from noon to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, 2018, for our monthly author talk and book signing: Andrew Jackson, John C. Calhoun and the Petticoat Affair by Pat McNeely. The political battle over Peggy Eaton’s virtue caused President Andrew Jackson to dissolve his cabinet and cost Vice President John C. Calhoun the presidency.

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Deep Roots: Generational Connections to the Past ReadSC

Details: Family life, past generations, and our ancestors impact how we express ourselves to others and experience life today. Join North Carolina Humanities and South Carolina Center for the Book on June 24, 2021 for “Deep Roots: Generational Connections to the Past” featuring writers Derek Berry, Len Lawson, Ayla Samli, Jaki Shelton Green, and Hannah VanderHart in conversation about how their

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Kimberly J. Simms ReadSC

Details: In her debut book of poems, Lindy Lee: Songs on MIll Hill, Southern story-teller, Kimberly J. Simms, chronicles the lives of textile workers in the Carolinas with historical accuracy and imaginative insight.Part history, part poetry, this collection also includes rarely seen photography of Lewis Hine.

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"The Parted Earth" with Anjali Enjeti ReadSC

Details: Join us for an evening with Anjali Enjeti, a former attorney, award-winning journalist, and activist. She will be discussing her debut novel, The Parted Earth.Tickets to this virtual event are free and open to the public, but you must register on Eventbrite to receive the link to the Zoom webinar.. Spanning more than half a century and cities from New Delhi to Atlanta, Anjali Enjeti’s debut

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"A Glimpse Into My Life" with Sylvie Feghali Smith ReadSC

Details: Join us Thursday, March 18 at 7pm for an author talk featuring Sylvie Feghali Smith. She will share with us her memoir, A Glimpse Into My Life. A powerful journey that depicts the life of a Lebanese immigrant single mother. Displaced by a sectarian civil war into a land she has only seen on television, a young woman relies on her courage and

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"Same Elephants" with Marjy Marj ReadSC

Details: Join us Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 7pm for an author talk featuring Marjy Marj. She will share with us her most recently published book, Same Elephants. Marjy Marj’s anticipated follow-up to The Shimmigrant is an enlightening, introspective, heartwarming novel about four friends from diverse backgrounds. Sasha Badu is an immigrant in search of a better life.

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Ed Devos ReadSC

Details: Join us for an author talk and book signing of Revenge at King's Mountain by Ed DeVos. This is a story of our forefather’s courage and valor, honor and integrity. And, of men and women who stood up against a British government and said enough is enough.

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ReadSC Writing Contest ReadSC

Details: Letters Contest. Letters is a reading-writing contest that encourages students to write a personal letter to an author, living or dead, from any genre, explaining how that author’s work changed your way of thinking about the world or yourself.

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"The Southern Wildlife Watcher" with Rob Simbeck ReadSC

Details: Rob’s book The Southern Wildlife Watcher: Notes of a Naturalist is a colorful look at thirty-six common and not-so-common animals found in the southeastern United States—from the hummingbird to the bald eagle and from the bullfrog to the bobcat. Rob Simbeck, one of the Southeast’s most widely read naturalists, combines a poet’s voice

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Literary Landmark Distinction Ceremony ReadSC

Details: Literary Landmark Distinction Ceremony. Please join us for a Literary Landmark Distinction Ceremony and Plaque Unveiling at the GLEAMNS Dr. Benjamin E. Mays Historical Presevation Site , 239 N. Hospital Street, Greenwood, SC 29646 at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 1, 2018. Speakers will include Dr. Tom Mack (Board Chair of the South Carolina

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Growing Up Carolina: Perspectives and Reflections on

Details: What does it mean to "grow up?" Join North Carolina Humanities and South Carolina Center for the Book on July 22, 2021 for "Growing Up Carolina" featuring authors Andrew Clark, Maris Lawyer, and Susan Zurenda in conversation about how their books illustrate different coming-of-age experiences. The event will be moderated by Pat Conroy Literary Center Executive Director Jonathan …

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"The Thompson Family: Untold Stories From The Past (1830

Details: Dr. Curry's book, "The Thompson Family: Untold Stories of the Past (1830-1960)" is the first volume chronicling the family history of an African American family from Salley, South Carolina. Several narratives are featured, including a slave who purchased his freedom, a relative who served as a cook in the Confederate Army, a young relative who

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"Grave Landscapes" Talk with Erica Danylchak ReadSC

Details: Join ReadSC - Library of Congress Center for the Book affiliate - for a virtual author talk featuring Erica Danylchak, co-author of the book Grave Landscapes: The Nineteenth-Century Rural Cemetery Movement. During the Industrial Revolution people flocked to American cities.

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Contact Us ReadSC

Details: South Carolina Center for the Book. Please contact Andersen Cook, Statewide Initiatives Coordinator with any questions. South Carolina State Library. 1500 Senate Street. Columbia, SC 29201. SC Center for the Book - Google My Maps. Open full screen to view more. This map was created by a user. Learn how to create your own.

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Tom Poland ReadSC

Details: Join us for an author talk featuring Tom Poland and his most recent book, South Carolina Country Roads: Of Train Depots, Filling Stations and Other Vanishing Charms. Venture off the beaten path to forgotten roads, where a hidden South Carolina exists. Cross a rusting steel truss bridge into a scene from the 1930s.

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"Under the Southern Sky" with Kristy Woodson Harvey ReadSC

Details: Join us Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 7pm for an author talk featuring Kristy Woodson Harvey. She will share with us her most recently published book, Under the Southern Sky Recently separated Amelia Buxton, a dedicated journalist, never expected that uncovering the biggest story of her career would become deeply personal.

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Jerred Metz ReadSC

Details: This Authors of SC event is a partnership between the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum and ReadSC, the South Carolina Center for the Book. For more information, please contact Andersen Cook, ReadSC Coordinator at [email protected] or Fritz Hamer at [email protected]

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Dr. Katherine Chaddock ReadSC

Details: This is the biography of a man who exemplified America’s discomfiting perspectives on race and skin color. Event Location. South Carolina State Library, 1500 Senate Street, Columbia, SC. Start Date. Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 12:00PM. Cost. Free.

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Ubiquitously Southern: What Two Southern Staples Reveal

Details: Join North Carolina Humanities and South Carolina Center for the Book on August 26, 2021 for “Ubiquitously Southern” featuring authors Micah Cash and Ed Southern in conversation about how their books explore cultural fixtures of life in the South. Tickets are available online at Eventbrite. This event is moderated by Dr. Margaret D. Bauer.

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Raegan Teller ReadSC

Details: This Author Talks event is a partnership between the Richland Library and ReadSC, the South Carolina Center for the Book. For more information, please contact Andersen Cook, ReadSC Coordinator at (803) 545-4432 or [email protected]

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"Trouble the Water" with Rebecca Bruff ReadSC

Details: She will share with us her most recent book, Trouble the Water. Deeply moving and illuminating, Trouble the Water reveals the little-known real-life story of Robert Smalls. Born enslaved before the Civil War, Smalls witnesses great privilege and immense suffering alongside his owner's daughter and the dangerous son of a firebrand secessionist.

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