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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.

RICHLAND COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY'S "KIDS IN PRINT": The Richland County Public Library is accepting entries for its "Kids in Print" publication featuring artwork, photos and writing by young people ages 6-18. Entry forms available at library locations and at www.myrcpl.com. Deadline: Dec. 31. Selections will be made in the spring and the publication will be available in May. (803) 929-3434

S.C. FIRST NOVEL COMPETITION: The S.C. Arts Commission is accepting submissions for its biennial first novel competition. Bret Lott, author of 12 books, will serve as contest judge. The application deadline is Jan. 5. For a complete set of guidelines or more information call (803) 734-8696 or visit www.southcarolinaarts.com/firstnovel/index.shtml.

JIM PIECUCH BOOK SIGNING: Camden native and author of "John Eager Howard in the American Revolution" Jim Piecuch will sign books from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 9 at Barnes & Noble, 3400 Forest Drive. (803) 787-5600

2009-2010 MINORITY WRITERS SERIES: This series, sponsored by the S.C. Poetry Initiative and the University of South Carolina English Department, continues in 2010 with Colin Channer, author of two novels, a novella and numerous short stories. A reception for Channer will be held at 6:30 p.m. followed by a reading at 7 p.m. Jan. 28, in Gambrell Hall's faculty lounge, fourth floor, on the USC campus. For more information on the series call (803) 777-0307 or visit www.sc.edu/poetry.

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