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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This Weekend: Deckle Edge Literary Festival Full Program Now Available!

Update to last post — Come on out and join us this weekend in Columbia for the inaugural Deckle Edge Literary Festival! Click on the image at right to view the full program of weekend events! The new Deckle Edge Literary Festival, happening in Columbia, SC February 18-21, 2016,  is offering plenty of talks for […]

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Writer Marketing Chat This Thursday

An invite from editor Mary Johnston! Shari Stauch from Where Writers Win has agreed to speak to members of my writing groups as well as other invited guests about the ins and outs of marketing self-published and traditionally published books. She will also describe the services she and her colleagues offer. The event will take […]

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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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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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