For the seventh year, the festival and the South Carolina Center for Children's Books and Literacy of the University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science sponsored a Children's Field Trip Day Friday. Here, author Karen Petit talks with second graders from Harbison West and Rhame Elementary schools. Petit has a series of mysteries featuring her pets who solve the crimes. She had her poodle, Lady Louise, with her. Louise has a blog called Lady Louise Speaks.
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If you go:
WHAT: The 2014 South Carolina Book Festival is May 16-18 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln St., in downtown Columbia.
WHEN: Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, noon-4:30 p.m. Sunday.
ACCESS: With the exception of the writing workshops and evening receptions, events are free, with seats available on a first-come, first-served basis.
FOR MORE: For a full schedule and other details, visit scbookfestival.org.