LILA Special: College Application Essay Workshop $45 per student

Frustrated and frightened by college application essays? Do they seem to ask BIG questions but limit your responses?  Do the questions appear ambiguous at their best and sadistic at their worst? What are colleges looking to find in the essays, anyway? What criteria is used to decide if you’re in or out? Most importantly, how […]

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LILA’s Inaugural One City – One Heart: Talent and Heart Combined to Create An Outstanding Event!

One City – One Heart took place on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Circular Church and was attended by over a dozen local writers and poets who came together to write and read and talk about community in the aftermath of the slaughter at Mother Emanuel… Anyone who attended received amazing gifts from each other, […]

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One City/One Heart: community writing event

Share your thoughts on commUNITY in an intimate setting with other Charleston writers August 1, 2015, from 10 a.m. – Noon at Upper Lance Hall, Circular Church, 150 Meeting St. in Charleston. The shooting at Emanuel AME has given us all an opportunity to push toward change. We welcome all writers to come and share […]

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Starting July 9: The LILA Veterans’ Writing Group

The LILA Veterans’ Writing Group is open to all military veterans.* The focus of our group is on writing creative nonfiction, and both fictionalized and nonfiction accounts (“true stories”) of life in and out of the military. The secondary focus is to provide a safe, respectful environment for veterans to write, share, and respond to […]

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Save the Date: Tuesday, May 12 Reading with Allegra Jordan!

Thanks to all who attended Saturday’s Indie Published Writers Workshop. Speakers Michael Hurley, Kelly Owen and Sherry Dixon did an amazing job and presented a wealth of information! NEXT UP! LILA is hosting a very special event at 7:00 p.m. on May 12 in the sanctuary of the Circular Church, 150 Meeting St., a reading […]

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Indie Published Workshop This Saturday! Learn the Ins and Outs of Successfully Publishing Your Work

Join us this weekend, Saturday, May 2, 9:30 am–12:00 pm at the Circular Congregational Church of Charleston on 150 Meeting St. for a special LILA Write Charleston! Workshop: Indie Published — The Perils, Pitfalls and PERKS! About the Workshop Led by Where Writer’s Win’s Shari Stauch, this special workshop will feature a trio of authors […]

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Indie Published — The Perils, Pitfalls and PERKS!

Join us on Saturday, May 2, 9:30 am–12:00 pm at the Circular Congregational Church of Charleston on 150 Meeting St. for a special LILA Write Charleston! Workshop: Indie Published — The Perils, Pitfalls and PERKS! Led by Where Writer’s Win’s Shari Stauch, this special workshop will feature a trio of authors who’ve “been there, done […]

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LILA Writers Groups Meet Tonight!

LILA hosts a network of writers’ groups, free to members that meet on the second Thursday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Upper Lance Hall of Circular Congregational Church. Writing is a solitary activity: getting feedback for works-in-progress is essential to every writer’s career. This is one of the benefits of membership in LILA, so […]

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A Big Week of Reading and Writing Events!

In case you haven’t taken a look at the LILA Calendar recently, there are several events coming up this week! March 17: Readings at Circular Church What do an Irish Bishop from Charleston who undertook a secret Civil War mission to the Vatican, a daughter whose wing man on the Natchez Trace was her 80-year-old […]

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Academy of Authors to Host 2015 Induction Ceremony

The South Carolina Academy of Authors will honor writers Dorothea Benton Frank, William Ioor, Bret Lott, and Marjory Heath Wentworth on April 11 at 6:00 p.m. at The Citadel’s Riverview Room in Charleston, S.C. The academy, which is devoted to the identification, recognition and promotion of the state’s distinguished authors and emerging writers, annually honors […]

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