Local book events, March 17-23

Columbia - The StateMarch 17, 2013 


Email event details along with a contact phone number to books@thestate.com.

BOOK CLUB: The Camden Library Book Club meets Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Kershaw County Public Library, Camden branch, 1304 Broad St. to discuss “Maisie Dobbs” by Jacqueline Winspear. New members are welcome. Call (803) 425-1508.

BOOK SIGNING: Lowcountry author Ken Burger will sign copies and discuss his award-winning book “Baptized in Sweet Tea” Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. in the S.C. Room of the Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort. Call (843) 255-6458. beaufortcountylibrary.org

SPEAKER AT THE CENTER SERIES: Hosted by the South Carolina State Library’s Center for the Book, USC Press and Hub City Press, the series takes place during lunch and features a variety of authors. Discussions are from noon-1 p.m. at the South Carolina State Library, 1500 Senate St. Upcoming discussions include Eric Emerson, Thursday; Susan Tekulve, April 18; Aida Rogers, Cindi Boiter, Ceille Baird Welch and Billy Deal, May 16; and Tom Polland and Phil Sawyer, June 20. Call (803) 734-8666.

POETRY PROGRAM: A program and reception to celebrate the publication of “The Complete Poems of James Dickey,” edited by University of South Carolina professor Ward Briggs and published by USC Press, is at 4:30 p.m., Thursday March 21, in the Hollings Library. Bronwen Dickey, James Dickey’s daughter, will read from her father’s poems. A book signing will follow. RSVP by Monday; (803) 576-6016 or libdev@mailbox.sc.edu.

AUTHOR MEET & GREET: Cathy Elliott, author of “Darlington Raceway: Too Tough to Tame,” will sign copies of her book Friday from 4-5:30 p.m. at Burry Bookstore, 130 W. Carolina Ave., Hartsville. She will answer questions and discuss the book. Call 843-332-2511. www.burrybookstore.com

BOOK DISCUSSION: The Richland Library, 1431 Assembly St., hosts a discussion of “Freedom’s Teacher: The Life of Septima Clark” on Friday at 7 p.m. in the Bostick Auditorium. Call (803) 231-6329.


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