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StoryfestSC 2014

storyfestsc logoJoin us for the fourth annual StoryfestSC as we kick off Summer Reading programs across the state with award-winning authors Nina Crews and Brian Lies.

Storytelling provided by South Carolina’s librarians and storytellers.




Saturday, June 7, 2014
9:00 am-4:00 pm


SC State Museum
301 Gervais Street Columbia, SC 29201


A day filled with family friendly events including author presentation and sessions with local storytellers, craft area with face painting, visits from Cocky and SC ETV’s SmartCat, and a Readers Theater presentation all free of charge for families as we celebrate reading and stories. Learn about how to join Summer Reading programs in your county. Meet award winning authors and experience the joy of storytelling together.

This year’s event will also include photography fun for young adults with a green screen booth and props.

Our Special Guests

Nina CrewsNina Crews uses photography and collage to create distinctive picture books. Her stories draw inspiration from the children and neighborhoods of Brooklyn – her home for over 25 years. She is the daughter of children’s book authors Donald Crews and Ann Jonas and grew up watching them work. Her first book, One Hot Summer Day, was published in 1995 and is still in print today. She has had two books selected for ALA’s Notable list – The Neighborhood Mother Goose and Below. Her latest books, The Neighborhood Sing-Along and Jack and the Beanstalk were both published spring 2011. Nina lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn, with her husband, son and cat.

Brian LiesBrian Lies moved to Boston to study drawing and painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts after graduation from college in 1985. In 1989, he illustrated his first book, Flatfoot Fox and the Case of the Missing Eye, with Houghton Mifflin Company in Boston. Since then, Brian has illustrated over 25 books, including Bats at the Ballgame, which he also wrote. He has also written and illustrated the New York Times bestsellers Bats at the Beach and Bats at the Library, Hamlet and the Enormous Chinese Dragon Kite, and Hamlet and the Magnificent Sandcastle. Brian lives in Massachusetts with his wife, daughter, and two cats.

Brought to you by the South Carolina State Library

StoryfestSC Events of the Day

Event runs 9am to 4pm

  • 9:00 a.m. Registration Opens
  • 9:30 a.m. Author Brian Lies
  • 10:30 a.m. Author Nina Crews
  • 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Photo Booth Fun at the Green Screen
    Crafts celebrating “Fizz Boom Read!”
    Face Painting throughout the Museum
    Storytelling with South Carolina Librarians take place in the museum
  • 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Book Signings
  • 12:00 p.m. NiA Readers Theater
  • 1:30 p.m. Author Brian Lies
  • 2:30 p.m. Author Nina Crews

Maps and schedules available at the event!

StoryfestSC Media Kit

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institute of Museum and Library Services Many S.C. State Library programs, resources and services are supported in whole or in part by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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