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New Collectible Archibald Rutledge Book Forthcoming in May 2014
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A Tribute to Paula Watkins
The former SCBook Festival Director moves to North Carolina to become the Executive Director of the North Carolina Humanities Council.

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Volunteers Needed for the 2014 SC Book Festival

Volunteers are crucial to the success of the festival. Without a group of dedicated volunteers to help with everything from pre-festival office work to post-festival clean-up, the SCBook Festival would not be possible.

So if you love books or love to volunteer your time, please sign up to help at the 2014 SCBook Festival, May 16- 18, 2014  We need you!  To volunteer, please click here to register online, or volunteer forms are available for download by clicking here.

The Literary Vine - Saturday, May 17, 2014

Don't miss a great evening of wine, beer, food, authors and entertainment as the Richland Library Friends host The Literary Vine from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 17!

Spread throughout the architecturally stunning Main Library on the corner of Assembly and Hampton Streets, the fifth annual wine and beer tasting event will utilize the entire layout of the library, offering guests a variety of different activities as they sample and learn about wine and beer. The event will feature several SCBook Festival authors.

Exhibitors are gearing up for the 2014 SC Book Festival!

There are over 100 fun and interesting exhibitors registered for the 2014 SCBook Festival, including authors, small presses, book stores, literary nonprofits, antiquarian book dealers, and more!

Please click the link for a full list of exhibitors that are registered for the event.

2014 SC Book Festival Opening Keynote - Christopher Buckley, Friday, May 16

The SCBook Festival and the University of South Carolina Press will present a special opening keynote address featuring award-winning author Christopher Buckley on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. The event will take place at the University of South Carolina Law School Auditorium in Columbia, SC and is free and open to the public. Christopher Buckley is a political satirist and author of the novels Thank You for Smoking, Boomsday, and Supreme Courtship, among many others. His most recent book is But Enough About You, a collection of wide-ranging and witty essays.




2014 Featured Authors and Presenters

The 2014 SCBook Festival has an amazing list of over 75 national and local authors and presenters who will be participating in the event. Check out the full list below!

2014 Authors and Presenters




New Collectible Archibald Rutledge Book Forthcoming in May 2014

Archibald Rutledge (1883-1973) was South Carolina’s most prolific writer and the state’s first poet laureate. His nature writings garnered him the prestigious John Burroughs medal. His short story "Claws" was written for publication in an early twentieth-century boy's magazine and has been unseen by readers for a century. A new collectible edition of Claws will be published by USC Press this spring, and proceeds will benefit the SCBook Festival.

Image by artist Stephen Chesley

SCBook Festival is a program of The Humanities CouncilSC. THCSC funds, promotes, and coordinates various humanities endeavors including: exhibits, documentaries, research, planning, workshops, dramatizations, and lectures.

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