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E-mail event details along with a contact phone number to books@thestate.com, or fax them to (803) 771-8430, Attention: Book Events.

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. today at the Wesley United Church Family Life Center, 145 E. College Ave., Hartsville. Tickets: $10. (843) 332-2511; www.burrybookstore.com; www.lucynolanbooks.comSOUTH CAROLINA LIBRARY ASSOCIATION'S ANNUAL CONFERENCE: "South Carolina Libraries: Diverse People and Exceptional Services" is the theme of this year's conference, beginning with a Diversity Preconference at 9 a.m. Wednesday. The conference continues through Friday at the Columbia Marriott, 1200 Hampton St. For more information or to register, call (843) 572-4094 or visit www.scla.org.

FRIENDS OF THE EDGEFIELD COUNTY LIBRARY FUNDRAISER EVENT: Friends of the Edgefield County Library will sponsor a coffee fundraiser and information event to coincide with Edgefield's fall "DownTown ShopAround." Takes place 5-7 p.m. Thursday, 105 Courthouse Square, Edgefield. (803) 637-4025

TALLY JOHNSON BOOK SIGNING AND GHOST STORYTELLING: Author Tally Johnson will share some of his favorite ghost tales and sign copies of his book "Ghosts of the Pee Dee" 4 to 5:30 p.m. Friday at Burry Bookstore, 130 W. Carolina Ave., Hartsville. (843) 332-2511

SALLY PLOWDEN BOOK EVENT: Author Sally Plowden will read from her book "Turtle Tracks" and sign copies at 4 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Carolina Children's Garden, 900 Clemson Road. (803) 771-0870

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: jthospital@sc.edu. 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.

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