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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Meet Reading Partners!

Reading Partners is a national literacy nonprofit working in 9 different under-served elementary schools in Charleston. Currently, Reading Partners is in need of 50 volunteers who are willing to help a child with reading for just one hour per week. It’s good for you, good for students and great for the community. If you are […]

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Listen to Your Mother: Charleston!

Calling all original, humorous, poignant, irreverent and soulful stories of motherhood: LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER: CHARLESTON seeks a diverse collection of writers to read their own words about motherhood. Everyone is invited to audition: amateurs, professionals, non-mothers and men, too! LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER is a national series of live readings celebrated locally on stages […]

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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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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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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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Magnolia’s “Garden of Romance” Poetry Contest

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, America’s last large-scale romantic-style garden, will award prizes totaling more than $2,000 to poets – young and old – who best capture Magnolia as an idyllic “garden of romance.” Judges will award prizes to poets who emulate the sensibility of romantic poets, stir the emotions and celebrate the natural world. Entries […]

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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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