Fall Winter Speaker @ the Center Author Talks Announced

 Fall Winter 2016 2017 Speaker @ the Center

Join us for an exciting line-up of FREE monthly author talks and book signings at the SC State Library.

September 22 – Tom Poland, Georgialina, A Southland As We Knew It – USC Press. A nostalgic look at Georgia and South Carolina before development, outsiders, and modern conveniences brought wholesale change.

October 12 – Adam King, Archaeology in South Carolina: Exploring the Hidden Heritage of the Palmetto State - USC Press. Scholars examine the rich human history of South Carolina from its earliest days to the present.

October 26 – Tim Johnston, Friday Afternoon and Other Stories. An eclectic series of powerful tales which, in the words of author Eric Witchey, “focus on the American experience in a way that reveals the many facets of our souls.

November 3 - John M. Sherrer, III,  Remembering Columbia - Historic Columbia Foundation. A visual road map that merges images with accounts of people, sites, and events pulled from historical newspapers, diaries, and ephemera.

December 8 – West Fraser, Painting the Southern Coast: The Art of West Fraser – USC Press. The beauty and spirit of coastal landscapes and waterways captured and celebrated in art.

January 26 - Stephen Chesley, Jim Casada, Jacob Rivers, The Egret’s Plumes – USC Press. An inspiring illustrated story that illuminates the lessons the natural world has to offer.

All programs take place from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the South Carolina State Library, 1500 Senate Street, Columbia. Please visit statelibrary.sc.gov or call 803-734-8666 for parking information or directions. For more information about Speaker @ the Center, please visit ReadSC.org. Speaker @ the Center is FREE and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and signing. For more information, please contact Dr. Curtis Rogers, Communications Director at 803-734-8928 or crogers@statelibrary.sc.gov.

Upcoming Event

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Jennifer Bartell Boykin, Poet Laureate of Columbia, SC

April 25, 2024, 6:00 PM
Join the South Carolina State Library's Center for the Book for our next Speaker at the Center Author Talk, featuring Poet Laureate of Columbia, SC, Jennifer Bartell Boykin. She will discuss her debut book of poetry, Traveling Mercy, and her upcoming release, Only Believe (The Word Works), a winner of the 2023 Hilary Tham Capital Collection.