Thank YOU for giving, Charleston!

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” ― Dr. Seuss, The Lorax Dear literary lovers, A BIG THANKS to all of you for your commitment in keeping the literary arts alive in Charleston. LILA was proud to be among the 90 organizations involved in Coastal […]

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Lift the Lowcountry: Today’s the DAY! Please Help LILA Reach Our Goal

Beginning at midnight May 6th and for 24 hours, you can join in a national “Giving Day” movement, and SUPPORT LILA with your tax-free donation! HELP SPREAD THE WORD!!  May 6 is Lowcountry Giving Day and LILA will be accepting donations on May 6 (12:01am to 11:59pm). Our goal – to raise $10,000 for literary […]

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LILA Advisory Board Member Gary Smith retires

What made him one of the greatest sportswriters ever – The Magazine – S.L. Price – SI.com Read the original article here. It’s no exaggeration to say that every sportswriter of a certain ambition and age — let’s say from 20 to 70 — has had a Gary Smith moment. This is not fun. What […]

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Join LILA for An Open House on May 6th, 2014!

PLEASE JOIN US on May 6th, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in The Sharpe Room at Circular Church, 150 Meeting St., Charleston for a LILA (Lowcountry Initiative for the Literary Arts) Open House, to be held in conjunction with Lowcountry Arts Day to Raise Funds for TriCounty Arts Organizations. This fabulous informal reception will clue you in […]

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Those Carolina Parakeets Once Far From Extinct: Poems by Frances J. Pearce

Finishing Line Press has announced the publication of Mt. Pleasant, SC’s Frances J. Pearce’s book of poems, “Those Carolina Parakeets Once Far From Extinct.” Critics Say The voice here is sometimes questioning, sometimes asserting, but always clean and precise. In these poems–these jewels–Pearce endears the natural world to us, and us to the natural world. […]

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Early Bird Registration Just 10 Days Away for PubSmart 2014 in Charleston!

April’s PubSmart conference takes place in Charleston, SC, and folks worldwide are excited – just check out the hashtag for #PubSmartCon for some cool faculty, sponsor and attendee buzz! VERY IMPORTANT: The early-bird registration deadline for PubSmart 2014 ends February 1st.  Early bird pricing offers you a $50 discount for either regular registration or VIP […]

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Great Press for LILA and Write Charleston!

The Lowcountry Initiative for the Literary Arts was featured in Sunday’s Charleston Post & Courier. CLICK HERE to read the great article by P&C’s Adam Parker. And, in a great New York Times piece about former local author and LILA supporter, Sue Monk Kidd, LILA president Marjory Wentworth is quoted. The article is titled, Giving […]

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Write Charleston! Program Kicks Off With An Evening of Enchantment January 30th!!

Write Charleston!  is a series of readings and writing workshops at our new home at the historic Circular Congregational Church.  All readings and workshops will be open both LILA members and the general public. Circular Congregational Church is located at 150 Meeting St in downtown Charleston. Admission is $10 for the general public $5 for […]

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How Art Thou? Cafe to Host National Novel Writing Month

Charleston, SC – In conjunction with National Novel Writing Month, James Island’s How Art Thou? Cafe will host weekly “Write In” sessions and the “Thank Goodness It’s Over Party” throughout November. National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seatofyourpants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing […]

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Join Us at Charleston’s OPEN Arts Expo September 8!

There is less than a month between now and the OPEN Arts Expo and it’s time to kick our planning into gear with a couple reminders about participation! Talk about OPEN with your audience. On your website, in newsletters, on your social media, etc! If you registered in time to have a YouTube video spotlight […]

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