LILA Presents: Newly Published Works from Charleston-Based Authors on March 17!

Join us at the Circular Church at 150 Meeting Street in Charleston on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 6:30–8:00 p.m. and kick off St. Patrick’s Day in literary STYLE! 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 […]

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It’s March Madness for Lowcountry Writers!

The LILA board of directors has been hard at work for you the past several months, and now we’re excited to share news of some of these most recent labors of love! LILA Approved for 501c3 Status! YAY! It’s official: The Lowcountry Initiative for the Literary Arts has obtained its official recognition by the Internal […]

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LILA Presents Newly Published Works from Charleston-Based Authors

LILA Presents Newly Published Works from Charleston-Based Authors 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 father, and a compilation of the best literary reviews in the Lowcountry have in common? They are all […]

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Two LILA Literary Events: Join Us This Week!

We hope to see our members and new faces at these two special literary events this week… LILA Member Mixer at Muse! Thursday evening, February 19, LILA members will be gathering again at Muse for the monthly Muse Mixer. Join fellow LILA members (and if you’re not one yet, come join us and get in […]

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Don’t Miss Our First LILA Author Reading of 2015: Words That Make a Difference

Come on out for an evening of fun and camaraderie at LILA’s first 2015 author reading, featuring authors and works that speak to today’s relevant social issues. Meet and hear from authors Matt Foley, JoAnn Simson, Dr. Penny Travis and Angela Williams! PLUS, if you’re a LILA member and would like to read something; everyone is […]

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A “Truman Capote” Third Thursday Member Mixer at Muse Dec 17th 5 – 7 pm

Make your own Christmas memory with fellow Charleston writers this Thursday. Truman Capote’s most famous short story was A Christmas Memory. This Thursday, you can make your own holiday memory when you join your fellow writers at the LILA Member MIxer at Muse Restaurant, Society Street, in downtown Charleston. The bartender will be serving Truman’s […]

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Legalizing Raffles in South Carolina

In 2013 Bill S. 213 legalized raffles held by nonprofits, but it doesn’t go into effect until voters approve an amendment to the state constitution and is then ratified by the South Carolina General Assembly. Bill S. 239 places the issue of legalizing raffles before the voters on November 4. Click here to download a […]

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LILA Writers Groups Meet This Thursday!

The second meeting of the LILA Writers’ Groups will be this Thursday October 9th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 P.M. in the Upper Lance Hall of the Circular Congregational Church on Meeting St. in downtown Charleston. We will have the same groups we had last time, Short Story, Poetry, Screenwriting, Non-Fiction, Fiction 1 (Local/Historical, Women’s […]

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LILA in the City Paper!

Lit group offers new programs for writers and prisoners By By Elizabeth Pandolfi Read the article here When poets Marjory Wentworth and Carol Ann Davis founded the Lowcountry Initiative for the Literary Arts (LILA) 10 years ago, they wanted to do more than just host book signings and poetry readings. They wanted to create an […]

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Writers’ Groups

WRITERS’ GROUPS NOW FORMING FOR 2014 – 2015 ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING: Sept 11, 2014 6 pm to 7 30 pm UPPER LANCE HALL, CIRCULAR CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 150 MEETING STREET, (DOWNTOWN) CHARLESTON, SC 29401 Beginning this Fall, on September 11, 2014, LILA will begin sponsoring a network of writers’ groups that will meet once a month at […]

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