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Blood, Sweat, and Tears with Derrick E. White, Wed., Oct. 2, 5:30 pm

Join us Wed., Oct. 2, 5:30 pm as Dartmouth College professor Derrick E. White will be here to discuss his book Blood, Sweat, and Tears (UNC Press, hb., 320 pp., $30). Black college football began during the nadir of African American life after the Civil War. The first game occurred in 1892, a little less than four years before […]

Patricia Lockwood and Jillian Weise Poetry Reading at Redux, Sat., Sept. 28, 7 pm

Sat., Sept. 28, at 7 pm, poets Patricia Lockwood and Jillian Weise will be reading at Redux Contemporary Art Center (1056 King Street). The event is free and open to the public, and Redux is accessible and inclusive to all people. Jillian’s new book, Cyborg Detective, came out in early September. After the reading, there will be time for […]

Jennifer Berry Hawes at Grace Church Cathedral Okra Soup Meeting, Tues., Sept. 17, 5 pm

Tues., Sept. 17, at 5 pm, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Jennifer Berry Hawes will be at Grace Church Cathedral (98 Wentworth St.) to give a talk about her book Grace Will Lead Us Home (St. Martin’s Press, hb., 320 pp., $29). Grace Church and Mt. Zion AME host Okra Soup jointly in Hanahan Hall at Grace. Soup will be […]

Building a Better Runner with Terry Hamlin, Thurs., Sept. 12, 6 pm

Thurs., Sept. 12, at 6 pm Terry Hamlin, founder of the Charleston Running Club, will be here to talk about his new book Building a Better Runner (Vertel Publishing, pb., 199 pp., $22). Building A Better Runner is your ultimate guide to distance running. Whether you are a teenager who enjoys running the mile, a hobby runner who […]

CANCELLED The Road to Healing with Ken Woodley, Fri., Sept. 6, 5:30 pm

THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED Join us Fri., Sept 6, 5:30 pm as journalist Ken Woodley will be here to discuss his new book The Road to Healing (NewSouth Books, hb., 224 pp., $28). Prince Edward County, Virginia closed its public school system in 1959 in “massive resistance” to the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic Brown v. Board decision of 1954. The editorial […]

Vincent Musi and Callie Shell at the Charleston Music Hall, Wed., Sept. 25, 7 pm

The Year of the Dogs Live with Vincent J. Musi Special Guest Callie Shell presenting Hope, Never Fear: A Personal Portrait of the Obamas    Charleston Music Hall (37 John Street) Wed., Sept. 25, 7 pm Get tickets HERE. Charleston-based photographers Vincent Musi and Callie Shell speak about their life, work, and new books. As a […]

The Lines Release Party with Anthony Varallo, Fri., Aug. 30, 6 pm

Join us Fri., Aug. 30, 6 pm as we celebrate the release of our friend Anthony Varallo’s first novel The Lines (University of Iowa Press, pb., 230 pp., $17). Set in the summer of 1979, when America was running out of gas, The Lines tells the story of a family of four—the mother, the father, the girl, and the boy—in the […]

Sing this at My Funeral with David Slucki, Thurs., Aug. 29, 6 pm

Join us Thurs., Aug. 29, 6 pm as David Slucki, a Jewish Studies professor at the College of Charleston, will be here to discuss his new memoir Sing This at My Funeral: A Memoir of Fathers and Sons (Wayne State Press, pb., 280 pp., $28). Sing This at My Funeral tells the story of David’s father Charles and his grandfather […]

gods with a little g Launch Party with Tupelo Hassman, Tues., Aug. 13, 6 pm

Join us Tues., Aug. 13, 6 pm as we celebrate the release of Tupelo Hassman‘s new novel gods with a little g (FSG, hb., 368 pp., $27). We’re still working out the details, but this will be a proper party. There might be live music. There will probably even be a piñata. The novel starts with Helen Dedleder, unsinkable […]

The Chelsea Girls Charleston Release Party with Fiona Davis, Thurs., Aug. 1, 5:30 pm

Join us Thurs., Aug. 1, 5:30 pm as bestselling author Fiona Davis will be celebrating the release of her brand-new novel The Chelsea Girls (Dutton, hb., 368 pp., $27). From the dramatic redbrick facade to the sweeping staircase dripping with art, the Chelsea Hotel has long been New York City’s creative oasis for the many artists, writers, musicians, […]