E-mail event details along with a contact phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax them to (803) 771-8430, Attention: Book Events.
CHRISTOPHER MCDOUGALL: "Born to Run" author Christopher McDougall will give a brief presentation and sign books 10:30 a.m.-noon today at Half-Moon Outfitters, 2930 Devine St. (803) 929-0771
EDUCATOR APPRECIATION WEEK: Educators and homeschoolers can get discounts off purchases and a chance to win a $500 gift card during Educator Appreciation Week Saturday through Oct. 18 at Barnes & Noble's Forest Acres store. The store will host a reception and giveaway of materials for educators 3-5 p.m. Saturday at 3400 Forest Drive. (803) 787-5600
CAUGHT IN THE CREATIVE ACT: Led by Carolina distinguished professor Janette Turner Hospital, this series features readings and lectures by well-known writers. Sessions take place 5:45-7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays Oct. 19-Nov. 18 at USC's Gambrell Hall. The event is free, but registration is required. To register, send name and address to Janette Turner Hospital by mail, e-mail or fax: "Caught in the Creative Act," Department of English, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208. Fax: (803) 777-9064; e-mail: email@example.com. For more information, go online at www.cas.sc.edu/cica/.
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CALLING ALL POETS: The South Carolina Academy of Authors is calling for submissions for the Carrie McCray Nickens Fellowship in Poetry. There are no restrictions to form or content, but applicants must be South Carolina residents. The deadline for entries is Nov. 13. For additional details on formatting or how to submit manuscripts, call (803) 734-8666 or visit www.statelibrary.sc.gov.