Charlestons’ OPEN Arts Expo September 8, 2013!

LILA will have a “literary garden” in this year’s OPEN Arts Expo on September 8, 2013. Come enjoy readings, book signings, and LILA membership incentives! The Charleston Regional Alliance for the Arts invites you to participate in the annual OPEN Arts Expo held the second Sunday of September each year at the College of Charleston […]

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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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LILA Writing Group Hosts Inaugural Meeting!

This in from LILA member Brit Washburn: Thanks to all who attended last night’s inaugural meeting of our writers workshop.  There were nine of us present–a near-perfect-sized group for the kinds of conversations we had and hope to have. After introductions, we laid out the basic format of the workshop.  Each time we meet, we […]

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Andrew Dubus III to Speak at Ashley Hall

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Dorothea Benton Frank at Blue Bike Author Luncheon Series

They asked. She said yes. Blue Bike’s Author Luncheon Series continues with bestseller Dorothea Benton Frank, at Hall’s Chophouse, 434 King St., 11:30 am, Fri., Jun. 15, 2012. Tickets are $60 and include a three-course lunch, author talk, and a signed copy of Porch Lights (Harper Collins, 336 pp., hb., $25.99). A portion of the […]

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You Put the Lime in the Piccolo

Join Blue Bicycle Books in the courtyard, this Saturday, June 2, 5 – 7 pm, for the 13th annual Piccolo Fiction Invitational. Blue Bicycle Books has commissioned 5 local writers to compose 5 minute short stories, each beginning with the line “I ducked into the alley…” This year’s writers are: Beth Webb Hart, Malinda McCollum, […]

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SC Book Festival 2012: Where Readers and Writers Will be May 18-20!

Quick Facts about the SCBook Festival May 18 – 20, 2012 Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center Columbia, South Carolina The state-wide SCBook Festival celebrates its 16th Anniversary as the state’s premier literary event in 2012. The SCBook Festival has an attendance of over 6,000 people annually. The Festival is free and open to the public on […]

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Skirt Founder Nikki Hardin on Blogging

The Women Writers Forum at Charleston’s Center for Women (129 Cannon St.) will host Skirt magazine founder and editor Nikki Hardin on Saturday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to noon. Nikki will share her experiences with launching and maintaining her popular blog, Fridaville. Shark Marketing Co.’s Shari Stauch will moderate. The workshop is $25 for […]

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Fig & Vine Publisher to Speak on Authorpreneurship!

This talk by an experienced author and publisher Lily Herndon Weaks takes authors through the process of becoming savvy entrepreneurs, learning how to successfully navigate the ever-changing publishing industry for successful branding and maximum profit. The number one frustration publishers face is authors not treating the industry like the business it is. Many authors see […]

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LILA Welcomes You!

LILA, the Lowcountry Initiative for the Literary Arts, is meant to provide a “one-stop-shopping” forum for readers and writers to connect to literary events in and around the lowcountry. Share your news with us, and we’ll be posting as often as possible about events you’ll want to attend… Write On, Read On…

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