Speaker @ the Center to Feature Author Bernie Schein

Join us on Wednesday, September 23, from noon to 1:00 p.m. for Speaker @ the Center featuring author, Bernie Schein. Famous All Over Town is published by USC Press Story River Books, an original southern fiction imprint edited by Pat Conroy.

Novelist Walker Percy once said that the only remaining unexplored territory in Southern literature was the Jewish southerner. Famous All Over Town, the first novel from Southern storyteller Bernie Schein, stakes a claim on Percy's unexplored terrain with a comically candid, multi-generational account of two Jews, a Lowcountry native and a Northern transplant, at the epicenter of momentous events in the sleepy southern coastal hamlet of Somerset, a fictitious stand-in for Schein's native Beaufort, South Carolina.

Books will be available for purchase and signing. All Speaker @ the Center programs will take place at the South Carolina State Library located at 1500 Senate St., Columbia. Speaker @ the Center is FREE and open to the public.

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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.