LILA Member Dr. Roger Newman to Sign at East Bay Meeting House!

Dr. Roger Newman will be signing his new release, Two Drifters, as well as his debut novel, Occam’s Razor, at the East Bay St. Meeting House, 160 E. Bay St., on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, from 6-8 p.m. Roger’s popular medical thrillers are set in Charleston and both are part of the Declan Murphy, MD […]

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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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April 23 – Join LILA at Palmetto Brewery for Acoustic Unplugged!

Join the Lowcountry Initiative for the Literary Arts (LILA) from 3-6 p.m. for a painting party! We’ll be decorating the first four of our “Little Free Libraries” to debut in selected locations around the Lowcountry… Come on out and help; join us for beer for purchase, decorating, live music and food truck fun! Stop by […]

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Author Al Sikes to Engage Readers March 1 in Charleston!

Al Sikes, former FCC chair and author of the soon to be released Culture Leads Leaders Follow has selected Charleston as a stop on his whirlwind book tour,  with a special launch day reading and discussion at the Circular Church on 150 Meeting St. in Charleston, March 1, 2016 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. The […]

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1st Annual Lowcountry Author Book Sale & Signing: It’s a Wrap!

Sunday, November 15, 2015 marked an important day for readers and writers in the lowcountry. LILA and friends gathered at Upper Lance Hall on the grounds of the Circular Church for an afternoon of readings and signings by lowcountry authors that included food, wine, book sales, book giveaways, and a silent auction that raised $975 […]

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LILA’S LOWCOUNTRY AUTHOR BOOK SALE & SIGNING NOVEMBER 15, 2015! LILA Raising Funds to Install “Little Libraries” Around the Lowcountry!

Charleston’s literary non-profit organization, the Lowcountry Initiative for the Literary Arts (LILA), will host an author book sale and signing event on Sunday, November 15, 2015 at Circular Church, 150 Meeting St. The afternoon (1-5 p.m.) inaugural event will feature best-sellers and indie favorites from across the Lowcountry. Over thirty best-selling and debut authors will […]

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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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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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