Local book events, Oct. 6-12

October 6, 2013 

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

SOUTH CAROLINA GOVERNMENT BIT BY BIT SERIES: “Reports and Analyses” webinar session at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the South Carolina State Library, 1500 Senate St. Free and open to the public. (803) 734-8625

BOOK SIGNINGS: Books-A-Million at the Village at Sandhill, 164 Forum Drive, will host LuAnn McLane, author of “Pitch Perfect,” on Friday. Various young adult authors will appear on Saturday from 1-3 p.m. (803) 788-4349

SOUTH CAROLINA STATE LIBRARY CENTER FOR THE BOOK: Author John Cely will talk about his book, “Cowasee Basin: The Green Heart of South Carolina,” as part of the library’s Speaker @ the Center program, Oct. 17 from noon-1 p.m., 1500 Senate St. Books will be available for purchase and autographing. The program is free and open to the public. Participants are welcome to bring a lunch. (803) 734-8666.

AUTHOR READING AND BOOK SIGNING: Author Salley McAden McInerney will read from and sign copies of her first novel, “Journey Proud,” 5:30-8 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Carriage House of the Robert Mills House and Gardens, 1616 Blanding St. RSVP to Mitch Journey at (803) 252-1770, ext. 25 or mjourney@historiccolumbia.org.

AUTHOR PANEL DISCUSSION AND BOOK SIGNING: Pat Conroy, Dot Jackson, Vennie Deas Moore, Sam Morton and Aida Rogers will discuss their book, “State of the Heart: South Carolina Writers on the Places They Love,” 5:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Ernest F. Hollings Library Program Room in the Thomas Cooper Library, 1322 Greene St. A book signing will follow. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. RSVP by Friday to (803) 576-6016 or libdev@mailbox.sc.edu.

S.C. CHRISTIAN WRITERS’ SHOWCASE: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 26 at Brookland Baptist Banquet and Conference Center, 1066 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia. The theme is “Remembering Christ at Thanksgiving.” The event, sponsored by the Columbia Writers’ Alliance, will feature keynote speaker Pastor Veryl Howard, author of “God Hears a Teacher’s Cry” and “God Is My Ticket Out of the Ghetto,” and Anna Courie, author of “Christ Walk: A 40-Day Spiritual Fitness Program.” (803) 466-6550; www.scchristianwritersshowcase.com

S.C. BOOK FESTIVAL 2014 AUTHOR SUBMISSIONS: The 2014 S.C. Book Festival will be held May 16-18, 2014, at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Author submissions will be taken through March 1, 2014. Author submission forms and guidelines are available at www.scbookfestival.org under the “Authors” tab.

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