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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PubSense Early-Bird Discount Ends Tonight

Here’s a heads-up for LILA members planning to attend the 2015 PubSense Summit in Charleston, SC March 22-24: Early-bird pricing ends today, January 5, 2015, at midnight. Early-bird pricing offers you 10% off either the VIP conference package ($495, $49.50 discount) or the Basic conference package ($395, $39.50 discount). Packages include plenty of sessions, access […]

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PubSense Summit™

Announcing the 2015 PubSense Summit!, coming in March 2015. PubSense Summit, a conference about the business of publishing and marketing books, puts emerging authors and small publishers in the driver’s seat, to create a customized roadmap for success! WHO SHOULD ATTEND PUBSENSE SUMMIT? – Traditionally published authors who want to improve sales and discover new […]

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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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Richland Library Local Author Showcase

Calling All South Carolina Authors! Whether you’re a first time author or a veteran, whether you landed a big publishing contract or you’re self-published, Richland Library wants to showcase your accomplishment and celebrate our community’s incredibly talented local writing scene. On Saturday, December 13th, they’re turning Richland Library Main into a local author exhibit hall. […]

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Writing Groups Kick Off Thursday, September 11

LILA’s first meeting of the brand new writers’ groups this Thursday (Sept 11th)  from 6 pm to 7:30 pm at Upper Lance Hall, Circular Congregational Church, 150 Meeting Street, (Downtown) Charleston, SC 29401. We’re already projecting to have a great turnout, so come out and meet your fellow writers.  You don’t have to bring anything […]

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Charleston “Read-Out” to Celebrate the Freedom to Read During Banned Books Week!

In recognition of Banned Books Week, an annual celebration of Americans’ right to access books without censorship, a number of Charleston-based organizations will join to commemorate the most basic freedom in a democratic society—the right to read freely. On Monday, September 22, 6 p.m., some of the area’s leading writers and artists will read from […]

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Statewide Arts Conference 2014

In just two weeks, your colleagues will be at the Statewide Arts Conference soaking up knowledge about adaptive change, innovation and best practices from our expert presenters. Will you be there? Don’t miss your chance to reserve your seat – register today! Take a look at the sessions and list of presenters at the SC […]

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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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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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