Book events

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

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

JAN BRETT BOOK-SIGNING PARTY: Longtime children's author Jan Brett will give a drawing presentation at 4:30 p.m. and sign copies of her books, including "The Mitten: 20th Anniversary Edition" 5-7 p.m. Nov. 11 at Barnes and Noble, 3400 Forest Drive. Numbered tickets will be given out at the store beginning at 1 p.m. the day of the event. Limited number of tickets offered. The first 100 people in line with tickets will receive a free signed poster. (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 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: For more information, go online at

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