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Award Winning Writers Collaborate to Raise Funds for Young Playwrights: And You’re Invited!

Thomas and Judy Heath, Playwrights-In-Residence at Threshold Repertory Theatre and Theater Mania award winners for their comedy “Perfectly Normel People” have chosen Charleston School of the Arts junior Hannah Kelly and her play Something Blue for its first ever workshop production on April 17 & 18 at 8pm, as part of An Evening of Words […]

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A Big Week of Reading and Writing Events!

In case you haven’t taken a look at the LILA Calendar recently, there are several events coming up this week! March 17: Readings at Circular Church What do an Irish Bishop from Charleston who undertook a secret Civil War mission to the Vatican, a daughter whose wing man on the Natchez Trace was her 80-year-old […]

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Academy of Authors to Host 2015 Induction Ceremony

The South Carolina Academy of Authors will honor writers Dorothea Benton Frank, William Ioor, Bret Lott, and Marjory Heath Wentworth on April 11 at 6:00 p.m. at The Citadel’s Riverview Room in Charleston, S.C. The academy, which is devoted to the identification, recognition and promotion of the state’s distinguished authors and emerging writers, annually honors […]

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LILA Presents: Newly Published Works from Charleston-Based Authors on March 17!

Join us at the Circular Church at 150 Meeting Street in Charleston on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 6:30–8:00 p.m. and kick off St. Patrick’s Day in literary STYLE! What do an Irish Bishop from Charleston who undertook a secret Civil War mission to the Vatican, a daughter whose wing man on the Natchez Trace was […]

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It’s March Madness for Lowcountry Writers!

The LILA board of directors has been hard at work for you the past several months, and now we’re excited to share news of some of these most recent labors of love! LILA Approved for 501c3 Status! YAY! It’s official: The Lowcountry Initiative for the Literary Arts has obtained its official recognition by the Internal […]

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LILA Presents Newly Published Works from Charleston-Based Authors

LILA Presents Newly Published Works from Charleston-Based Authors What do an Irish Bishop from Charleston who undertook a secret Civil War mission to the Vatican, a daughter whose wing man on the Natchez Trace was her 80-year-old father, and a compilation of the best literary reviews in the Lowcountry have in common? They are all […]

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Two LILA Literary Events: Join Us This Week!

We hope to see our members and new faces at these two special literary events this week… LILA Member Mixer at Muse! Thursday evening, February 19, LILA members will be gathering again at Muse for the monthly Muse Mixer. Join fellow LILA members (and if you’re not one yet, come join us and get in […]

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Tri-county Literary Celebration

The inaugural Tri-county Literary Celebration (TLC) and kick-off event for Berkeley Reads aims to recognize published authors residing in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties, foster interest in the arts, increase the number of avid Lowcountry readers, and connect writers and readers of all ages with published authors. Over 100 authors have been invited to meet […]

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We want to hear your stories about motherhood! (Call for auditions)

Do you have a story about motherhood you want to share? Can you imagine giving that story a voice—your voice—a microphone, and a stage? The Listen To Your Mother show is coming back to Charleston and auditions are being scheduled now. Auditions will be held February 28, March 1 and March 2, 2015 at the […]

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Don’t Miss Our First LILA Author Reading of 2015: Words That Make a Difference

Come on out for an evening of fun and camaraderie at LILA’s first 2015 author reading, featuring authors and works that speak to today’s relevant social issues. Meet and hear from authors Matt Foley, JoAnn Simson, Dr. Penny Travis and Angela Williams! PLUS, if you’re a LILA member and would like to read something; everyone is […]

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