What’s Coming Up for Readers and Writers in the Lowcountry?

It’s been an incredibly busy month for LILA as we’ve been working towards new programming, a spiffy new calendar and… our newest member benefit – our very own LILA online bookstore! We hope to see you at an upcoming event, and stay tuned because we have more announcements waiting in the wings for May and […]

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USC Press Palmetto Poetry Series Now Accepting New Manuscripts

New submissions are now being accepted for the Palmetto Poetry Series, edited by Nikky Finney and published by the University of South Carolina Press. The Palmetto Poetry Series takes as its mission to foster and promote a diverse, inclusive chorus of voices representing the rich tradition of poetry originating from and connected to the state […]

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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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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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Have a Literary Valentine’s Wish? Share it With the Lowcountry!

“Image courtesy of Salvatore Vuono / FreeDigitalPhotos.net” February is supposed to be the month of LOVE, right? And love can come be found in so many flavors, so many colors, so many smiles. Especially, if we share that love with another person, another someone on the path. Would you like to share a few words, 14 […]

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College of Charleston to Host Poetry Out Loud Contest

On January 26, 2014, eleven high school students will recite poetry at the South Carolina Region 3 Poetry Out Loud Competition at the College of Charleston. The free event will take place at 1:30 p.m. in the Stern Student Center Ballroom (71 George St.). All students in this competition have already won school-wide Poetry Out […]

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A CELEBRATION OF SEEKING With Nikky Finney, Jonathan Green and friends

Join artist Jonathan Green and 2011 National Book Award Winner Nikky Finney for “A Celebration of Seeking” – both the painting and the book it inspired.  Conway native Nikky Finney and others will read from Seeking: Poetry and Prose Inspired by the Art of Jonathan Green, followed by remarks from artist Jonathan Green. The Poetry […]

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2013-14 Poetry Out Loud Contest: November 1 Deadline to Enter

Dear Educators: LILA would like to draw your attention to South Carolina’s official statewide competition for the 2013-2014 Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest. Contestants must register with the S.C. Arts Commission by Friday, November 1st. To register, please visit http://www.southcarolinaarts.com/poetry/outloud.shtml. Just a reminder for teachers, coordinators, administrators, and regional partners to mark your calendars! […]

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Poetry for Their Freedom: Help Fight World’s Fastest Growing Crime

Human trafficking is the fastest growing crime in the world. Criminals buy, sell and trade human beings into the commercial sex industry and forced labor. Take up your pen to help combat this horrific form of modern-day slavery by submitting a poem to the Poetry For Their Freedom Contest on human trafficking and victims’ restoration […]

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2013 Piccolo Spoleto Sundown Poetry Series

May 27 – 31; Jun 3 – 7 • 6:30 p.m. • free & open to the public • Dock Street Theatre Courtyard, 135 Church St., Charleston, SC Mon., May 27 – William P. Baldwin, of McClellanville, SC, is a novelist, poet, biographer, and historian with works spanning myriad subjects. His works of poetry include […]

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