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THE WHEREABOUTS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES: Join Richland County Public Library literary residents Jim and Ceille Baird Welch and members of The Hansom Wheels - an Official Scion Society of The Baker Street Irregulars - for this original play by Welch and the premiere of "The Musgrave Ritual," a radio adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's short story, at 3 p.m. today in the library's Bostick Auditorium, 1431 Assembly St. (803) 799-9084; www.myrcpl.com
TOM CASALINI BOOK EVENT: Photographer Tom Casalini will discuss his work and sign copies of his book, "Ordinary Heroes," a collection of 48 portraits of Congressional Medal of Honor recipients, 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday at the South Carolina State Library, 1500 Senate St. (803) 734-8666; www.ordinaryheroesbook.com
HALLOWEEN STORYTIME: Young children are invited to wear their Halloween costumes for a special black-cat themed storytime 11 a.m. Saturday at Barnes & Noble, 3400 Forest Drive. (803) 787-5600
RICK BLACK HAIKU WORKSHOP AND TALK: Join haiku poet Rick Black for two free events at the Katie & Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center: "Telling Our Stories: A Memory to Memoirs Haiku Workshop" 2-3 p.m. Friday and "Peace and War: A Poet's Journey Through Israel" at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 25, 306 Flora Drive. (803) 787-2023; artsinstitute.sc.edu
LUCY NOLAN BOOK EVENT: Meet Lucy Nolan, author of the nautical-themed children's book, "Mother Osprey: Nursery Rhymes for Buoys and Gulls" 3:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Wesley United Church Family Life Center, 145 E. College Ave., Hartsville. Tickets: $10. (843) 332-2511; www.burrybookstore.com; www.lucynolanbooks.com
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 through 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/.
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.