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Ashley Hall presents american poet, Mary Ruefle

OCTOBER 13, 2016 **Part of the 2016 Ashley Hall Writers Series** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA)—Ashley Hall is pleased to announce poet, Mary Ruefle, as the featured artist in the school’s 2016 Writers Series. On Thursday, October 13, Ms. Ruefle will give a reading from her distinguished body of work, including her newest book […]

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Bluffton Book Festival!

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 […]

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LILA Member Dr. Roger Newman to Sign at East Bay Meeting House!

Dr. Roger Newman will be signing his new release, Two Drifters, as well as his debut novel, Occam’s Razor, at the East Bay St. Meeting House, 160 E. Bay St., on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, from 6-8 p.m. Roger’s popular medical thrillers are set in Charleston and both are part of the Declan Murphy, MD […]

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Our Own NYT Bestselling Author Mary Alice Monroe Giving $40K Wedding to Mark May Release

It’s wedding season for New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe and her fans. Known for using the lowcountry landscape of coastal South Carolina as inspiration for her work, Monroe will release her latest novel, A LOWCOUNTRY WEDDING, on May 3rd. It’s the fourth installment of her nationally bestselling Lowcountry Summer series and features […]

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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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Lowcountry Author Video!

Thanks to LILA board member Marcus Amaker for this highlight video of LILA’s first-ever Lowcountry Author Book Signing and Sale. Thanks to everyone’s efforts we now have the funding to create 9 out of 10 of our goal Little Free Libraries… Stay tuned for more as we schedule the build and pick the locations! Happy […]

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