State Library to Host SC Author Clair DeLune for Speaker at the Center

 South Carolina Blues by Clair DeLune

Join us from noon to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 27, 2018, for our monthly author talk and book signing: South Carolina Blues by Clair DeLune. The history of South Carolina blues is a long, deep—and sometimes painful—story. While the Lowcountry cultivated rice and a Gullah-based style of South Carolina blues, in the Upstate, European influences led to the emergence of Piedmont blues, country music and bluegrass.

Speaker @ the Center is FREE and open to the public; however, we ask that you click here to register to ensure a seat. This program will be held at the South Carolina State Library, 1500 Senate Street, Columbia. Please visit our map & directions page or call (803) 734-8666 for parking information. For more information about Speaker @ the Center, please visit Books will be available for purchase and signing. For more information, please contact Andersen Cook, Statewide Initiatives Coordinator at (803) 545-4432 or

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.