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2013-14 Poetry Out Loud Contest: November 1 Deadline to Enter

Dear Educators: LILA would like to draw your attention to South Carolina’s official statewide competition for the 2013-2014 Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest. Contestants must register with the S.C. Arts Commission by Friday, November 1st. To register, please visit http://www.southcarolinaarts.com/poetry/outloud.shtml. Just a reminder for teachers, coordinators, administrators, and regional partners to mark your calendars! […]

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Join Us at Charleston’s OPEN Arts Expo September 8!

There is less than a month between now and the OPEN Arts Expo and it’s time to kick our planning into gear with a couple reminders about participation! Talk about OPEN with your audience. On your website, in newsletters, on your social media, etc! If you registered in time to have a YouTube video spotlight […]

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10th Annual Literary Competition for Short Fiction and Poetry: Call for Entries

The Arts Council of York County presents its 10th Annual Literary Competition, highlighting the best in short stories and poetry from across the Southeast United States; and the 2nd Annual Youth Literary Competition, highlighting the best in short stories and poetry from across York County, SC. The postmark deadline for entries is Friday, September 20, […]

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Charlestons’ OPEN Arts Expo September 8, 2013!

LILA will have a “literary garden” in this year’s OPEN Arts Expo on September 8, 2013. Come enjoy readings, book signings, and LILA membership incentives! The Charleston Regional Alliance for the Arts invites you to participate in the annual OPEN Arts Expo held the second Sunday of September each year at the College of Charleston […]

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Engaging Creative Minds Seeks Teachers

This is a call for teachers interested in Engaging Creative Minds during the upcoming 2013-2014 school year. This year we will be in sixteen elementary and middle schools (expansion schools will be announced on our website soon). If you are still interested in working with us, please complete the attached application and return to us […]

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Poetry for Their Freedom: Help Fight World’s Fastest Growing Crime

Human trafficking is the fastest growing crime in the world. Criminals buy, sell and trade human beings into the commercial sex industry and forced labor. Take up your pen to help combat this horrific form of modern-day slavery by submitting a poem to the Poetry For Their Freedom Contest on human trafficking and victims’ restoration […]

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2013 Piccolo Spoleto Sundown Poetry Series

May 27 – 31; Jun 3 – 7 • 6:30 p.m. • free & open to the public • Dock Street Theatre Courtyard, 135 Church St., Charleston, SC Mon., May 27 – William P. Baldwin, of McClellanville, SC, is a novelist, poet, biographer, and historian with works spanning myriad subjects. His works of poetry include […]

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Calling All Poets: Deadline Extended for Poetry Contest

The Charleston-based organization, People Against Rape (PAR) is seeking submissions for a poetry competition designed to help raise awareness about the need to speak out against sexual violence. With the theme of “Shatter the Silence. Stop the Violence”, poets are invited to submit a one page poem, copyright free only, of no more than 32 […]

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Calling All Poets: Poetry Competition for Charleston-based P.A.R.

The Charleston-based organization, People Against Rape (PAR) is seeking submissions for a poetry competition designed to help raise awareness about the need to speak out against sexual violence. With the theme of “Shatter the Silence. Stop the Violence”, poets are invited to submit a one page poem, of no more than 32 lines, to the […]

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Free Book Download February 23-24

We all know how hard it is for new authors to get their books noticed.  100 Small Fires can help. Authors Kathleen Vrona and T.K. Read are pleased to announce that 100 Small Fires to Make Your Book Sales BLAZE!  will be offered for FREE on February 23 and 24. A valuable resource for writers […]

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