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September 2015

College Application Essay Workshop

September 19, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Circular Congregational Church of Charleston,
150 Meeting St
Charleston, 29401 United States
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Frustrated and frightened by college application essays? Do they seem to ask BIG questions but limit your responses? Do the questions appear ambiguous at their best and sadistic at their worst? What are colleges looking to find in the essays, anyway? What criteria is used to decide if you’re in or out? Most importantly, how do you navigate the essays to give yourself the best chance of being accepted to your dream school? Come to LILA’s one day, College Application…

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November 2015


November 15, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Circular Congregational Church of Charleston,
150 Meeting St
Charleston, 29401 United States
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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 do 10 minute readings throughout the afternoon and be available for book signings. Just a…

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December 2015

Writer Marketing Chat

December 10, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Northbridge Baptist Church,
1160 Sam Rittenberg Blvd
Charleston, SC United States
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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 place at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, December 10, at the Northbridge Baptist Church (1160 Sam Rittenberg Blvd in West Ashley). Those of who you are not…

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April 2016

Author Series Luncheon: Peter Selgin to Discuss His Memoir, The Inventors

April 22, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Halls Chophouse,
434 King Street
Charleston, United States
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Blue Bicycle Books Charleston Author Series luncheon at Halls Chophouse when award-winning author Peter Selgin discusses his non-fiction memoir, The Inventors. Tickets are $30 for the author talk and delicious three-course luncheon, or $49 that includes the luncheon plus a signed, paperback copy of The Inventors. Halls Chophouse is located at 434 King Street in downtown Charleston. Of course, there is a full-service cash bar for your enjoyment.

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Little Free Library Painting Party

April 23, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Palmetto Brewing Co.,
289 Huger St
Charleston, 29403 United States
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Come join us during Palmetto Brewery's Palmetto Acoustic Unplugged Series 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 for live music and beer for purchase from 2 PM - 7 PM - Book Box Painting will take place from 3-4 PM

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SC State Library and Biblioboard FREE Webinar Wednesday

April 27, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The South Carolina State Library is co-hosting a free webinar with BiblioBoard on Wednesday, April 27. It's open to anyone in our state who is interested in self-publishing or reading books written by local authors in South Carolina. Visit http://statelibrary.sc.libcal.com/event/2502441 for more info and to register!

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A Lowcountry Wedding Book Signing Reception with Mary Alice Monroe!

April 28, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wild Dunes Resort,
Isle of Palms, SC United States
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Mary Alice Monroe will promote the Lowcountry Wedding Giveaway (#WinALowcountryWedding) during her 28-city summer book tour, which kicks off April 28th with A Lowcountry Wedding Book Reception at The Wild Dunes Resort Grand Pavilion on Isle of Palms, SC. The oceanfront book launch party begins at 6:00 p.m. Guests will enjoy lowcountry cuisine, music, signature cocktails, a book signing and wedding cake! All attendees will be entered into a door prize drawing featuring two prizes: a weekend getaway to Wild…

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Live On Stage at the Charleston Farmers Market!

April 30, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Francis Marion Square,
329 Meeting St
Charleston, 29401 United States
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To wind up National Poetry Month, LILA members and spoken word poets, led by LILA board member Marcus Amaker, will be live and on stage at the Charleston Farmers Market. Come on out and celebrate words with us!

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November 2016

Bluffton Book Festival

November 18, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - November 19, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
Bluffton Center,
1-B Kitties Landing
Bluffton, SC 29910 United States
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The Bluffton Book Festival is a 2-day event scheduled to take place on Friday, November 18, 2016 from 5:30-8pm* and Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 10am-4pm. Friday evening event is a ticketed event with limited attendance. Ticket information to come. Saturday's event is free to the public and will take place in Historic Old Town Bluffton, SC on Calhoun Street. Saturday Event Schedule (subject to change) 10am – Opening Ceremonies 10am-4pm – Festival open to all (free). Food and drink to be sold.…

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August 2018

Charleston Library Write On! Literacy Festival

August 4, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Charleston County Public Library,
68 Calhoun St,
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
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Attention all book nerds, tech geeks, and creativity lovers: end the summer right by attending the first ever Write On! Literacy Festival. Featuring headlining authors Nic Stone, Grady Hendrix and Hannah Barnaby, this all-ages festival will include additional author talks, panel discussions, book signings and sales, and a special Innovation Zone where people can explore literacy in all its contexts and potential. Author sales will be handled by Blue Bicycle Books. LILA will be in the Innovation Zone, represented by…

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