Join us for a Spooktacular Author Talk with Erica Danylchak

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Join ReadSC - the South Carolina Center for the Book - for a virtual author talk featuring Erica Danylchak, co-author of the book Grave Landscapes: The Nineteenth-Century Rural Cemetery Movement. This event will take place online on Thursday, October 29, 2020, from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EDT. Reserve your space by registering online at Eventbrite.

During the Industrial Revolution people flocked to American cities. Overcrowding in these areas led to packed urban graveyards that were not only unsightly  but were also a source of public health fears. The solution was a revolutionary new type of American burial ground located in the countryside just beyond the city. This rural cemetery movement, which featured beautifully landscaped grounds and sculptural monuments, is documented by James R. Cothran and Erica Danylchak in Grave Landscapes: The Nineteenth-Century Rural Cemetery Movement.

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Speaker at the Center event with Charlie Meshaw

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Join the South Carolina State Library and the SC Center for the Book for our next Speaker at the Center Author Talk featuring Charlie Mewshaw, author of Arcane Carolinas:  Folklore, Urban Legends, and Tales of Modern Weird from the Carolinas and co-host of the Arcane Carolinas Podcast.