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Charles Banov

BOOK:The Office Upstairs

PRESENTING:Facing Life's Challenges: Memoirs: Saturday, 2/28, 12:40 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.; Putting a Face on Medicine: Physician Memoirs: Sunday, 3/1, 3:10 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Lexington A

www.officeupstairsthebook.com

Charles H. Banov, M. D., was born in Charleston, SC, and lived there most of his life, although he has traveled extensively and taught in numerous countries of the world. He is a graduate of Emory University and the Medical University of SC in Charleston with his post-graduate training having been taken at Milwaukee County Hospital, Charity Hospital of New Orleans and Massachusetts General Hospital (Harvard Medical School). READ MORE

CATEGORIES: Nonfiction Memoir

Candace Chellew-Hodge

BOOK:Bulletproof Faith: A Spiritual Survival Guide for Gay and Lesbian Christians

PRESENTING:Different Takes on Faith: Saturday, 2/28, 11:20 a.m. - 12:10 p.m., Congaree

www.bulletproofbook.com

Candace Chellew-Hodge is the associate pastor at Garden of Grace United Church of Christ in Columbia, SC and founder of the online magazine for GLBT Christians called Whosoever at http://www.whosoever.org, which reaches nearly 1 million people a year. She is an award-winning former journalist with 25 years of experience including six years as a news writer, reporter and editor with CNN. She is a graduate of the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta.

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CATEGORIES: Nonfiction Memoir

Lane Filler

BOOK:Ask Mr. Smarty Pants

PRESENTING:Let's Laugh!: Saturday, 2/28, 11:20 a.m. - 12:10 p.m., Lexington B; Turning News into Books: Journalists Share Their Successes: Sunday, 3/1, 2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m., Lexington B

www.askmrsmartypants.com

Humorist Lane Filler has been a columnist, reporter and editor at the Herald-Journal in Spartanburg since 2005. He was born in New Jersey, raised in South Carolina, and attended USC and Simon’s Rock of Bard College, where he earned a degree in theater. Filler has been the recipient of several journalistic honors, including a third-place finish in the 2006 National Headliner Award contest. READ MORE

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Marvelyn Brown

BOOK:The Naked Truth: Young, Beautiful and (HIV) Positive

PRESENTING:Solo Presentation: Sunday, 3/1, 2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m., Congaree A&B

www.marvelynbrown.com

Marvelyn Brown, a 24-year-old native Tennessean, has moved both live and television audiences around the United States, Canada, Mexico, Jamaica and South Africa with her compelling personal story of being diagnosis with HIV at 19. Now as the CEO and HIV Consultant of New York based consulting firm, Marvelous Connections, her message is simple, Be Responsible, Get Educated and Get Tested! Her highly anticipated autobiography, The Naked Truth: Young, Beautiful and (HIV) Positive, was released from Amistad/Harpercollins on August 19, 2008. READ MORE

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Robert Alderson

BOOK:This Bright Era of Happy Revolutions: French Consul Michel-Ange-Bernard Mangourit and International Republicanism in Charleston, 1792-1794

PRESENTING:USC Press presents SC History: Sunday, 3/1, 3:10 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Richland C

http://www.sc.edu/uscpress/

Robert J. Alderson, Jr., is an associate professor of history at Georgia Perimeter College in Covington, where he was awarded the Writer’s Fellowship for 2006. His reviews and essays have appeared in such publications as Journal of Military History and The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World. He is the author of This Bright Era of Happy Revolutions: French Consul Michel-Ange-Bernard Mangourit and International Republicanism in Charleston, 1792–1794.

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CATEGORIES: Nonfiction History South Carolina History

Jackie K. Cooper

BOOK:The Sunrise Remembers

PRESENTING:Writing & Reading about Reading & Writing: Saturday, 2/28, 2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m., Lexington A

www.jackiekcooper.com

JACKIE K. COOPER is an entertainment critic/reporter and an after-dinner speaker. He also speaks on the writing process at various schools and universities. He writes for numerous newspapers and websites and is the author of four previous books. He and his wife Terry live in Perry, Georgia. READ MORE

CATEGORIES: Nonfiction Memoir

Ann Wicker

BOOK:Making Notes: Music of the Carolinas

PRESENTING:Culture of the Carolinas: BBQ, Music, and Kudzu: Saturday, 2/28, 2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m., Congaree; Turning News into Books: Journalists Share Their Successes: Sunday, 3/1, 2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m., Lexington B

North Carolina native Ann Wicker has worked in the newspaper and magazine publishing business as a writer and editor for over 25 years. A graduate of Davidson College, she holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Queens University of Charlotte. An award-winning feature writer, she regularly contributes stories to various area publications. She edited Making Notes: Music of the Carolinas, a nonfiction collection of essays and stories, which came out in 2008.READ MORE

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Ernest Hollings

BOOK:Making Government Work

PRESENTING:Making Government Work: Saturday, 2/28, 10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m., Richland

The author of Making Government Work, Ernest F. “Fritz” Hollings has enjoyed a remarkable career in public service as a South Carolina legislator (1949–1954), Lieutenant Governor (1955–1959), Governor (1959–1963), U.S. Senator (1966–2005), and U.S. presidential candidate (1983–1984). A visionary workhorse, Hollings has focused throughout his career on putting government on a sound financial basis and promoting economic development to create opportunities. Recognized as a policy expert on the budget, telecommunications, the environment, defense, trade, and space, he is the author of the Coastal Zone Management Act (1972), the Ocean Dumping Act (1972), and the Automobile Fuel Economy Act (1975) and coauthor of the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Deficit Reduction Act (1985). Hollings led in the creation of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children in 1972 and passage of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. READ MORE

CATEGORIES: Nonfiction South Carolina History Memoir

Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe

BOOK:25th Anniversary edition Daufuskie Island: Photographs by Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe

PRESENTING:Viewing Race in the South: New Art Books & Their Touring Exhibitions: Sunday, 3/1, 2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m., Carolina

www.JeanneMoutoussamy-Ashe.com

Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe was born on the Southside of Chicago and began her training in the fine arts at a young age studying at the Art Institute of Chicago and later receiving her bachelor of Fine Arts from the Cooper Union, in New York City for photography. Her work has appeared in publications such as Life, Smithsonian, Sports Illustrated, Ebony, Essence, People, and The New York Times and has been shown in solo and group exhibitions around the world at venues including the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Galerie Herve Odermat in Paris, The Excelsior in Florence and The Leica Gallery in New York City.

Photo copyright of Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe

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Orville Vernon Burton

BOOK:Toward the Meeting of the Waters: Currents in the Civil Rights Movement of South Carolina During the Twentieth Century

PRESENTING:Race Relations in SC: Sunday, 3/1, 11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m., Carolina

www.TheAgeofLincoln.com

Orville Vernon Burton is the Burroughs Distinguished Professor of Southern History and Culture at Coastal Carolina University. His numerous books on Southern history include The Age of Lincoln and In My Father's House Are Many Mansions: Family and Community in Edgefield, South Carolina.

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CATEGORIES: Nonfiction History South Carolina History

Lise Funderburg

BOOK:Pig Candy

PRESENTING:Facing Life's Challenges: Memoirs: Saturday, 2/28, 12:40 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

www.lisefunderburg.com

Lise Funderburg was born in 1959 and educated at Reed College and Columbia University. Her latest book is narrative nonfiction: Pig Candy: Taking My Father South, Taking My Father Home (Free Press), a contemplation of life, death, and barbecue. READ MORE

CATEGORIES: Nonfiction Memoir brunching with authors: a moveable feast

Robert Allison Johnson

BOOK:Bitter Freedom: William Stone's Record of Service in the Freedmen's Bureau

PRESENTING:Race Relations in SC: Sunday, 3/1, 11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m., Carolina

Robert Allison Johnson, the coeditor of Bitter Freedom and author of This Violent Land, spent his entire working career in western New England and retired as Senior Vice President of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company. He received numerous awards and honors during his business career. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in History from Harvard University and an MBA from Western New England College. He moved South with his wife Suzanne, William Stone’s great-grand daughter, fifteen years ago.

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CATEGORIES: Nonfiction History South Carolina History

Suzanne Stone Johnson

BOOK:Bitter Freedom: William Stone's Record of Service in the Freedmen's Bureau

PRESENTING:Race Relations in SC: Sunday, 3/1, 11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m., Carolina

Suzanne Stone Johnson, the editor of Bitter Freedom and the great-grand daughter of William Stone, is a retired school teacher living in Leesville, South Carolina. She earned her BS degree from Tufts University, certification as an Occupational Therapist from the Boston School of Occupational Therapy, and an MEd degree from American International College. Her move South fifteen years ago has given her a more balanced perspective on relations between the people of the North and South.

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CATEGORIES: Nonfiction History South Carolina History

John Lane

BOOK:Best of the Kudzu Telegraph

PRESENTING:Culture of the Carolinas: BBQ, Music, and Kudzu: Saturday, 2/28, 2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m., Congaree; Short Works: Sunday, 3/1, 2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m., Lexington A

www.kudzutelegraph.com

John Lane is a place-based educator, an expert kayaker, and the author of numerous books of memoir and poetry, most recently, Circling Home and Best of the Kudzu Telegraph. He teaches environmental studies and creative writing at Wofford College, where he is the director of the Glendale Shoals Environmental Studies Center. He is a winner of the Phillip D. Reed Memorial Award for Outstanding Writing on the Southern Environment by the Southern Environmental Law Center.

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Angela Mack

BOOK:www.gibbesmuseum.org

PRESENTING:Viewing Race in the South: New Art Books & Their Touring Exhibitions: Sunday, 3/1, 2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m., Carolina

Landscape of Slavery: The Plantation in American Art

Angela D. Mack is the executive director and chief curator of the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston. She is coeditor of Landscape of Slavery: The Plantation in American Art. She has served as curator for numerous exhibitions and written or edited accompanying catalogs. Among her recent exhibitions are In Pursuit of Refinement: Charlestonians Abroad: 1740–1860; Henry Benbridge (1743–1812): Charleston Painter; and Edward Hopper in Charleston.

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CATEGORIES: Nonfiction Visual Art South Carolina History

Winfred B. (“Bo”) Moore, Jr.

BOOK:Toward the Meeting of the Waters: Currents in the Civil Rights Movement of South Carolina During the Twentieth Century

PRESENTING:Race Relations in SC: Sunday, 3/1, 11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m., Carolina

Winfred B. (“Bo”) Moore, Jr. is Professor of History and Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences at The Citadel. He is the author of articles on southern politics and race relations and the co-editor of five previous books essays including Warm Ashes: Issues in Southern History at the Dawn of the Twenty-First Century (University of South Carolina Press, 2003). READ MORE

CATEGORIES: Nonfiction History South Carolina History

Patricia Causey Nichols

BOOK:Voices of Our Ancestors: Language Contact in Early South Carolina

PRESENTING:Colonial SC and the American Revolution: Saturday, 2/28, 12:40 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., Carolina

www.patriciacauseynichols.com

A native of Horry County, South Carolina, Patricia Causey Nichols is professor emerita of linguistics at San José State University. She has published extensively on Gullah linguistics and in the hybrid field of linguistic anthropology. READ MORE

CATEGORIES: Nonfiction History South Carolina History

John and Dale Reed

BOOK:Holy Smoke: The Big Book of North Carolina Barbeque

PRESENTING:Culture of the Carolinas: BBQ, Music, and Kudzu: Saturday, 2/28, 2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m., Congaree

John and Dale Reed grew up together in Kingsport, Tennessee, but have lived in Chapel Hill since 1969 (and Dale went to Duke before that). They’ve collaborated on two daughters and four books, including 1001 Things Everyone Should Know About the South and Cornbread Nation 4: The Best of Southern Food Writing. They started work on Holy Smoke (without knowing it) in 1962, when they first tasted North Carolina barbecue.

 

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Ed Southern

BOOK:Voices of the American Revolution in the Carolinas

PRESENTING:Colonial SC and the American Revolution: Saturday, 2/28, 12:40 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., Carolina

http://www.blairpub.com/history/VoicesAmericanRevolution.htm

Ed Southern is currently the executive director of the North Carolina Writers Network. He is the editor of Voices of the American Revolution in the Carolinas; The Jamestown Adventure; and the forthcoming Sports in the Carolinas. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University and now lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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CATEGORIES: Nonfiction History South Carolina History

Karen Petit

BOOK:The Shandon Ivy League Mystery Series; A Paw on my Heart

PRESENTING:Kids are the Best Critics: The Shandon Ivy League Mystery Series and More: Saturday, 2/28, 3:20 p.m. - 4:10 p.m., Lexington B

www.theivybooks.com/

Karen Petit of Columbia is the creator of the “Shandon’s Ivy League” Mystery Series, which follows the adventures of a group of pets who solve crimes and mysteries.

She is the author of The Mystery of the Screecher Creature, The Mystery at Foggy Bottom Lake, and The Mystery of the Stolen Stallion, which is a finalist for the 2008 Children’s Book Award by the Dog Writers Association of America. Book 4, The Mystery of the Circus Curse, will be published in February 2009. Her story of love, loss, resilience and the healing power of pets is the subject of the 2008 book, A Paw on My Heart … A Tail of Divine and Canine Inspiration. The books are published by Red Letter Press.

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H. David Stone

BOOK:Vital Rails—The Charleston & Savannah Railroad and the Civil War in the South Carolina Lowcountry

PRESENTING:USC Press presents SC History: Sunday, 3/1, 3:10 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Richland C

http://www.sc.edu/uscpress/2008/3716.html

H. David Stone, Jr. lives in Florence, South Carolina, where he practices Allergy and Clinical Immunology. A native of Mullins, South Carolina, Dr. Stone was educated at FurmanUniversity and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He and his wife, Anne, have four children. Dr. Stone has published several articles in peer-reviewed medical journals. His book, Vital Rails, which was released in February 2008, is his first foray into the history arena. READ MORE

CATEGORIES: Nonfiction History South Carolina History

Shellie Rushing Tomlinson

BOOK:Suck Your Stomach In & Put Some Color On!

PRESENTING:Let's Laugh!: Saturday, 2/28, 11:20 a.m. - 12:10 p.m., Lexington B; GRITS: Sunday, 3/1, 11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m., Richland C; Book Club Picks: Sunday, 3/1, 3:10 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Richland A&B

www.allthingssouthern.com

Author and speaker Rushing Tomlinson is owner, publisher and host of All Things Southern, on the radio, TV, and web. Since 2001 this natural born storyteller has been entertaining audiences in a full out celebration of the charm and heritage of the South. In addition, Shellie’s weekly inspirational column, “The Southern Comfort” is carried by Newsstar, a Gannett publication in Monroe, LA. Shellie and her husband, Phil live and farm in the Louisiana Delta. READ MORE

CATEGORIES: Nonfiction Humor Southern

Richard Goodman

BOOK:The Soul of Creative Writing

PRESENTING:Writing & Reading about Reading & Writing: Saturday, 2/28, 2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m., Lexington A

http://www.richardgoodman.org/

Richard Goodman is the author of The Soul of Creative Writing and French Dirt: The Story of a Garden in the South of France. He has written on a variety of subjects for many national publications, including the New York Times, Harvard Review, Vanity Fair, Saveur, Commonweal, Creative Nonfiction, Louisville Review, Ascent, French Review, and the Michigan Quarterly Review. He teaches Creative Nonfiction at Spalding University’s Brief Residency MFA in Writing Program in Louisville, Kentucky. READ MORE

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Nicholas Basbanes

BOOK:A World of Letters

PRESENTING:Matthew Bruccoli: A Tribute to One of the Most Important Academic Book Collectors of Our Time: Saturday, 2/28, 3:20 p.m. - 4:10 p.m., Carolina

http://www.nicholasbasbanes.com/

In addition to his books about books, Basbanes has written for numerous newspapers, magazines, and journals, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Smithsonian, Civilization, and New England Quarterly among them, and lectures widely on book-related subjects. In 2004, he began writing a bi-monthly column, "Gently Mad," for Fine Books & Collections magazine. With his wife, Constance Basbanes, he writes a monthly review of children's books for Literary Features Syndicate, which they established in 1993. They are the parents of two daughters, Barbara and Nicole, and live in North Grafton, Mass. READ MORE

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Karen Spears Zacharias

BOOK:Where's Your Jesus Now?

PRESENTING:Different Takes on Faith: Saturday, 2/28, 11:20 a.m. - 12:10 p.m., Congaree; Publishing: An Inside Look: Sunday, 3/1, 11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m., Carolina

karenzach.wordpress.com

KAREN SPEARS ZACHARIAS is the nation's leading authority on chicken salvation. Karen was adopted at an advanced age by Lucky Earl, a rooster that she saved from certain death. Karen is a columnist & editorial writer for the Fayetteville Observer in Fayetteville, N.C.. She taught journalism and feature writing at Central Washington University and served as the 2008 author-in-resident for the Fairhope Center for the Writing Arts, Fairhope, Alabama. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Newsweek and on National Public Radio. Her third book, Where’s Your Jesus Now? offers a seriously funny look at fear. Karen lives in Pinehurst, N.C. where she is at work on her fourth book -- Will Jesus Buy Me a Doublewide? a not so serious study of the Cash & Cadillac Gospel. Visit her blog at karenzach.wordpress.org READ MORE

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Jack Bass

BOOK:The Palmetto State: The Making of Modern South Carolina

PRESENTING:Making Government Work: Saturday, 2/28, 10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m., Richland; Making History in Modern SC: Saturday, 2/28, 11:20 a.m. - 12: 10 p.m., Lexington A

http://www.jackbass.com/

Coauthor of The Palmetto State: The Making of Modern South Carolina, Jack Bass is the director of the Citadel Alumni World War II Oral History Project and a professor emeritus of humanities and social sciences at the College of Charleston. He has a Ph.D. in American studies from Emory University and is the author or coauthor of seven other books, including Strom: The Complicated Personal and Political Life of Strom Thurmond, The Orangeburg Massacre, The Transformation of Southern Politics, and Taming the Storm, a biography of Judge Frank M. Johnson Jr. that won the 1994 Robert Kennedy Book Award. Bass served as executive editor for The American South Comes of Age, a fourteen-part series for South Carolina Educational Television. He was twice named South Carolina Journalist of the Year and was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.

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CATEGORIES: Nonfiction History South Carolina History

Eugene N. Zeigler

BOOK:When Conscience and Power Meet

PRESENTING:Making History in Modern SC: Saturday, 2/28, 11:20 a.m. - 12: 10 p.m., Lexington A

A graduate of the University of the South and Harvard Law School, Eugene N. Zeigler, Jr., was formerly of counsel in Haynesworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A. The author of the new memoir When Conscience and Power Meet, he is a true renaissance man who has pursued many careers and interests as attorney, public servant, naval officer, educator, scholar, playwright, and gardener. Zeigler is also the author of Florence: A Renaissance Spirit; Barnwell Blarney, or Colonel Frank Remembered; and Refugees and Remnants: The Story of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Pee Dee and Saint John’s Episcopal Church, Florence, South Carolina. He lives in Florence, South Carolina, with his wife, Anne; they have four children and eleven grandchildren.

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CATEGORIES: Nonfiction South Carolina History Memoir

Stephen Hoffius

BOOK:Landscape of Slavery: The Plantation in American Art

PRESENTING:Viewing Race in the South: New Art Books & Their Touring Exhibitions: Sunday, 3/1, 2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m., Carolina

www.gibbesmuseum.org

Coeditor of Landscape of Slavery: The Plantation in American Art, Stephen G. Hoffius is a freelance writer and editor in Charleston. A graduate of Duke University, he has served as publications director for the South Carolina Historical Society.

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CATEGORIES: Nonfiction Visual Art History South Carolina History

Adam David Miller

BOOK:Ticket to Exile

PRESENTING:Facing Life's Challenges: Memoirs: Saturday, 2/28, 12:40 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

www.heydaybooks.com

Adam David Miller has worked in northern California in the arts for four decades as a teacher, writer, poet, editor, publisher, and radio and television producer. His Dices or Black Bones won the 1970 California Teachers Association Award for best anthology. He traveled in West Africa as a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow in 1973 and 1974 and he has read, lectured, and presented workshops in schools and universities throughout the United States and abroad.READ MORE

CATEGORIES: African American Nonfiction Memoir

Scott Huler

BOOK:No-Man's Lands

PRESENTING:Let's Laugh!: Saturday, 2/28, 11:20 a.m. - 12:10 p.m., Lexington B; Writing & Reading about Reading & Writing: Saturday, 2/28, 2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m., Lexington A; Turning News into Books: Journalists Share Their Successes: Sunday, 3/1, 2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m., Lexington B

www.scotthuler.com

Scott Huler has written on everything from the death penalty to bikini waxing, from NASCAR racing to the stealth bomber, for such newspapers as the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Los Angeles Times. His award-winning radio work has been heard on "All Things Considered" and "Day to Day" on National Public Radio and on "Marketplace" and "Splendid Table" on American Public Media. No-Man's Lands is his fifth book. READ MORE

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Jim Piecuch

BOOK:Three Peoples, One King: Loyalists, Indians, and Slaves in the Revolutionary South, 1775–1782

PRESENTING:Colonial SC and the American Revolution: Saturday, 2/28, 12:40 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., Carolina

The author of Three Peoples, One King: Loyalists, Indians, and Slaves in the Revolutionary South, 1775–1782, Jim Piecuch is an assistant professor of history at Kennesaw State University in Georgia He is a former firefighter and newspaper journalist, and the author of The Battle of Camden: A Documentary History. READ MORE

CATEGORIES: Nonfiction History South Carolina History

W. Scott Poole

BOOK:The Palmetto State: The Making of Modern South Carolina

PRESENTING:Making Government Work: Saturday, 2/28, 10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m., Richland; Making History in Modern SC: Saturday, 2/28, 11:20 a.m. - 12: 10 p.m., Lexington A

Coauthor of The Palmetto State: The Making of Modern South Carolina, W. Scott Poole is an associate professor of history and the director of the master’s program in history at the College of Charleston. A graduate of Harvard University and the University of Mississippi, Poole is the author of three previous works on the American South. His first book, Never Surrender, won the 2004 George C. Rogers Jr. Book Award of the South Carolina Historical Society. He served as a contributing historian for the History Channel series The States and the PBS series Slavery in the Making of America.

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Kincaid Mills

BOOK:Coming Through: Voices of a South Carolina Gullah Community from WPA Oral Histories

PRESENTING:USC Press presents SC History: Sunday, 3/1, 3:10 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Richland C

http://www.sc.edu/uscpress/

Kincaid Mills is an investment manager, conservationist, and independent scholar living in Lookout Mountain, Georgia. In 2000 he was awarded the Civic Volunteer Award by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation for his work in land conservation. He is coeditor (with Genevieve C. Peterkin and Aaron McCollough) of Coming Through: Voices of a South Carolina Gullah Community from WPA Oral Histories collected by Genevieve W. Chandler. This book is the first in a planned multivolume set of materials drawn from Chandler’s fieldwork.

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CATEGORIES: Nonfiction History South Carolina History

Scott Peeples

BOOK:The Afterlife of Edgar Allan Poe

PRESENTING:Edgar Allan Poe Bicentennial: Saturday, 2/28, 4:30 p.m. - 5:20 p.m., Carolina

http://www.cofc.edu/~english/people/peeples.html

Scott Peeples is Professor of English at the College of Charleston, where he specializes in nineteenth-century American literature. He has published two books, Edgar Allan Poe Revisited and The Afterlife of Edgar Allan Poe, the latter of which received the Patrick F.
Quinn Award for the outstanding book on Poe for 2004. He has also written numerous articles on American literature and culture. He is currently co-editor of the journal Poe Studies and editor of the book series Literary Criticism in Perspective, published by Boydell and Brewer.

Dr. Peeples will offer a special program to commemorate the Poe Bicentennial, sponsored by the SC Center for the Book.

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CATEGORIES: Nonfiction South Carolina History