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1st Annual Lowcountry Author Book Sale & Signing: It’s a Wrap!

Sunday, November 15, 2015 marked an important day for readers and writers in the lowcountry. LILA and friends gathered at Upper Lance Hall on the grounds of the Circular Church for an afternoon of readings and signings by lowcountry authors that included food, wine, book sales, book giveaways, and a silent auction that raised $975 […]

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Authors Signe Pike and Bernard Cornwell to Appear on Lowcountry LIVE Thursday!

Authors Signe Pike and Bernard Cornwell will appear on Lowcountry LIVE to talk about Sunday’s Lowcountry Author Book Sale and Signing at Circular Church, a fundraiser to establish free little libraries in the lowcountry. This inaugural event will feature best-sellers and indie favorite authors from across the Lowcountry, to perform readings throughout the afternoon and […]

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Join Us This Sunday for Book Signing, Readings, Auction and More!

Our first lowcountry author book sale and signing event takes place this 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. Best-selling and debut authors will perform readings throughout the afternoon and be available for book signings. The […]

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LILA’S LOWCOUNTRY AUTHOR BOOK SALE & SIGNING NOVEMBER 15, 2015! 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 […]

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Flood Relief for the Arts Community

This in from the SC Arts Commission: Dear Friends, Our state’s historic flood catastrophe is presenting multiple challenges, ranging from a temporary loss of water or electricity to having to completely rebuild a home or facility. As you work through the process of recovery, please take advantage of the resources available for artists and arts […]

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College Application workshop – postponed

Just a quick note: The College Application Essay Workshop has been postponed until a later date. Please contact Elliott Dobson for more information.

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LILA Special: College Application Essay Workshop $45 per student

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 […]

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Charleston’s Days of Grace on Labor Day Weekend

Below is excerpted from the Charleston Post & Courier. LILA members will be on hand to contribute literary efforts… If you would like more information on how to participate, contact Marjory Wentworth or Marcus Amaker. Charleston’s Days of Grace will be held Sept. 5 to 6 to honor the nine Emanuel AME Church parishioners killed […]

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LILA’s Inaugural One City – One Heart: Talent and Heart Combined to Create An Outstanding Event!

One City – One Heart took place on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Circular Church and was attended by over a dozen local writers and poets who came together to write and read and talk about community in the aftermath of the slaughter at Mother Emanuel… Anyone who attended received amazing gifts from each other, […]

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One City/One Heart: community writing event

Share your thoughts on commUNITY in an intimate setting with other Charleston writers August 1, 2015, from 10 a.m. – Noon at Upper Lance Hall, Circular Church, 150 Meeting St. in Charleston. The shooting at Emanuel AME has given us all an opportunity to push toward change. We welcome all writers to come and share […]

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