2011-01-28 / Events

S.C. State Library’s Speaker @ the Center spring author line up

Contributed by S.C. State Library

The South Carolina State Library’s Center for the Book, in cooperation with USC Press, announces its spring 2011 author line up. The Speaker @ the Center program will hold free lunchtime author talks on the following dates:

 Thursday, February 10—W. Eric Emerson, Faith, Valor, and Devotion: The Civil War Letters of William Porcher DuBose. Wartime correspondence by a South Carolina native who later became a leading Episcopal theologian.

 Thursday, March 3— James R. Cothran, Charleston Gardens and the Landscape Legacy of Loutrel Briggs. An elegantly rendered account of the central figure in the twentieth–century Charleston garden renaissance.

 Thursday, April 7— William W. Starr, Whisky, Kilts, and the Loch Ness Monster: Traveling through Scotland with Boswell and Johnson. A celebration of Scottish life and spirited endorsement of the unexpected discoveries to be made through good travel and good literature.

 Thursday, May 12— Mary Whyte, Working South: Paintings and Sketches by Mary Whyte. Dynamic artistry celebrating the diverse lives and labors of hardscrabble Southerners.

Books will be available for purchase and autographing.

All programs will take place from noon to 1 p.m. in the Administration Building at the S.C. State Library located at 1430 Senate Street, Columbia. Speaker @ the Center is free and open to the public. Bag lunches are encouraged.

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