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Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry, film screening at Charleston Music Hall, Tues., Oct. 3, 6:30 pm

Tues., Oct. 3, at 6:30 pm, the Charleston Music Hall, Lowcountry Local First, Grow Food Carolina, Lowcountry Street Grocery & Blue Bicycle Books are excited to present a film screening of Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry. Marcus Amaker, the City of Charleston’s first Poet Laureate, will open the evening with a spoken word […]

The Best of Us with Joyce Maynard, Wed., Sept. 6, 8:45 am

Join us bright and early on Wed., Sept. 6, at 8:45 am, as journalist and popular fiction writer Joyce Maynard discusses her new memoir The Best of Us (Bloomsbury, hb., 448 pp., $27). You can skip breakfast, because we’ll be bringing coffee and pastries to help pep everyone up. . In 2011, when she was in her […]

BevCon Author Reading Party, Thurs., Aug. 24, 7 pm

Join us Thurs. Aug. 24, 7 pm at Leon’s Oyster Shop (688 King St.), for an entertaining evening with some of the country’s top beverage writers as they share excerpts from their most recent or upcoming work. The inimitable Gary Crunkleton will serve as MC and drinks will be flowing. Books by the authors will also be available for […]

The Cage-maker, with Nicole Seitz, Tues., Aug. 15, 5 pm

Join us Tues., Aug. 15, 5 pm as Nicole Seitz discusses and signs her new novel The Cage-maker (Story River Books, hb., 248 pp., $28). Bringing the New Orleans of the late 1800s and early 1900s vividly to life, Nicole’s novel unfolds as a series of letters, journal entries, and newspaper articles discovered in the secret […]

Author Luncheon with Kate Fagan, What Made Maddy Run, Fri., Aug. 18, 12 pm

Join us Fri., Aug. 18, 12 pm for lunch at High Cotton (199 East Bay St.), as Kate Fagan discusses her new book What Made Maddy Run (Little, Brown, 320 pp., $27). Kate will be in conversation with well-known health writer and yoga teacher Kathryn Budig. Tickets are $31 for the three-course luncheon and talk, or $58 including a signed […]

Gumbo Love with Lucy Buffett, Thurs., July 20, 5 pm

Join us Thurs., July 20, 5 pm as Lucy Buffett tells the stories behind the recipes in her new cookbook Gumbo Love (Grand Central, hb., 336 pp., $30). Since she was a young girl, Lucy has believed in the power of gumbo–the stirring, the transformation of the roux, the simple ingredients cooking up into something much […]

The Lowcountry Coloring Book, with Melissa Conroy, Thurs., July 27, 5 pm

Join us Thurs., July 27, 5 pm as Melissa Conroy will talk about and sign copies of The Lowcountry Coloring Book (Algonquin, pb., 96 pp., $12). Melissa Conroy immerses readers in the graceful, haunting beauty of the South, from the stately mansions and intricate gardens of Charleston and Savannah to spots farther off the beaten path, such as […]

Author Luncheon with Patti Callahan Henry, The Bookshop at Waters End, Thurs., July 13, 12 pm

Join us Thurs., July 13, 12 pm for lunch at High Cotton (199 East Bay St.), as Patti Callahan Henry discusses and signs her new book The Bookshop at Water’s End (Berkley, pb., 288 pp., $16). Tickets are $31 for the three-course luncheon and talk, or $45 including a signed copy of the book. Get tickets here. About the […]

Voices of Civil Rights Lawyers with Armand Derfner, Thurs., June 29, 6 pm

Join us Thurs., June 29, 6 pm as local lawyer Armand Derfner will talk about his pivotal role in the American Civil Rights Movement. Beginning with his work representing disenfranchised voters in Greenwood, Mississippi, in 1968, Armand was among the first lawyers to argue cases involving the Voting Rights Act. An essay based on these experiences […]

Piccolo Fiction – Charleston Music Hall – Sat., June 3, 5 pm

Piccolo Fiction presented by Blue Bicycle Books, Sat., June 3, 5 pm, Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Free and open to the public. The festival’s longest-running event exclusively devoted to fiction, Piccolo Fiction invites local authors to write and share original  short stories. This year’s reading will be in the historic Charleston Music Hall, and, following recent […]