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The Big Read is now accepting applications

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The Big Read is accepting applications from non-profit organizations to develop community-wide reading programs between September 2015 and June 2016.  The Big Read is a national program designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and to encourage reading for pleasure and enrichment.

Organizations selected to participate in The Big Read receive a grant, access to educational and promotional materials, and online training resources and opportunities.  Approximately 75 organizations from across the country will be selected.

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Speaker @ the Center to Feature John Warley

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A Southern Girl book cover

Join us for an author talk and book signing by John Warley, for his novel, A Southern Girl. The worlds of privilege and poverty collide in this moving tale of adoption, identity, belonging, dedication, and love. Warley’s novel is published by USC Press.

When: Thursday, December 4 from noon – 1:00 p.m.
Where: South Carolina State Library, 1500 Senate Street, Columbia

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Local Author Fair to be held in Sumter

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The Sumter County Public Library is hosting the 2015 Local Author Fair on Saturday, January 21, 2015 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is seeking local authors to participate. Applications may be picked up at any Sumter County Library location, and must be completed and turned in by December 17, 2014. This is a chance for local writers to display, sign and sell their works.

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