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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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PubSense Early-Bird Discount Ends Tonight

Here’s a heads-up for LILA members planning to attend the 2015 PubSense Summit in Charleston, SC March 22-24: Early-bird pricing ends today, January 5, 2015, at midnight. Early-bird pricing offers you 10% off either the VIP conference package ($495, $49.50 discount) or the Basic conference package ($395, $39.50 discount). Packages include plenty of sessions, access […]

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Reading Call for Published LILA Members

Dear LILA members! Our first LILA reading event to kick off 2015’s programming takes place January 13, 2015 at 7-9 p.m. in the Sanctuary at the Circular Church on 150 Meeting St. in Charleston. If you are a published author and would like to be part of this first public reading, please submit your name, […]

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A “Truman Capote” Third Thursday Member Mixer at Muse Dec 17th 5 – 7 pm

Make your own Christmas memory with fellow Charleston writers this Thursday. Truman Capote’s most famous short story was A Christmas Memory. This Thursday, you can make your own holiday memory when you join your fellow writers at the LILA Member MIxer at Muse Restaurant, Society Street, in downtown Charleston. The bartender will be serving Truman’s […]

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Storytelling Competition

Be part of a groundbreaking, three-day workshop featuring the internationally renowned Center for Digital Storytelling, and learn how to use today’s technology to preserve your personal stories and those of others. Hosted by Charleston County Public Library from Jan. 22-24, 2015, at the Main Library in downtown Charleston, this free workshop will teach attendees about script writing, image preparation, […]

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Legalizing Raffles in South Carolina

In 2013 Bill S. 213 legalized raffles held by nonprofits, but it doesn’t go into effect until voters approve an amendment to the state constitution and is then ratified by the South Carolina General Assembly. Bill S. 239 places the issue of legalizing raffles before the voters on November 4. Click here to download a […]

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Horrorstör Book Signing at Blue Bicycle Books October 18th!

Book Signing at Blue Bicycle Books Sat., Oct. 18, 5 – 7 pm Charleston native Grady Hendrix will sign copies of  his novel, Horrorstör. (Quirk Books, pb., 256 pp. $15). A traditional haunted house story in a contemporary setting (and full of current fears), Horrorstör comes conveniently packaged in the form of a retail catalog, complete with […]

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PubSense Summit™

Announcing the 2015 PubSense Summit!, coming in March 2015. PubSense Summit, a conference about the business of publishing and marketing books, puts emerging authors and small publishers in the driver’s seat, to create a customized roadmap for success! WHO SHOULD ATTEND PUBSENSE SUMMIT? – Traditionally published authors who want to improve sales and discover new […]

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Enter the Porter Fleming Literary Competition!

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LILA Writers Groups Meet This Thursday!

The second meeting of the LILA Writers’ Groups will be this Thursday October 9th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 P.M. in the Upper Lance Hall of the Circular Congregational Church on Meeting St. in downtown Charleston. We will have the same groups we had last time, Short Story, Poetry, Screenwriting, Non-Fiction, Fiction 1 (Local/Historical, Women’s […]

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