Art & Literature

The South Carolina Writers’ Association – Pawleys Island Writers’ Conference Receives Grant From the South Carolina Humanities

Writers from all over South Carolina are attending the Pawleys Island Writer’s Conference hosted by the South Carolina Writers’ Association (SCWA). Thanks, in part, to a $1,000 grant from South Carolina Humanities, writers will learn from some of the best authors and teachers in the industry. SCWA board President, Carol-Ann Rudy says, “We are very…

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Charleston Artists Sought For ArtFields 2019

With more than $140,000 up for grabs in prize money this year, ArtFields (Lake City, South Carolina’s nine-day art exhibition and competition) is officially accepting submissions in all media from artists who live in its 12 participating Southern states. Submissions will be accepted through November 5, 2018, accepted artists will be notified in December, and winners will be announced at the close of ArtFields,…

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2018 Enduring Spirit Awards to honor the achievements of African American women in the Midlands

The Friends of African American Art & Culture (FAAAC) present the second annual Enduring Spirit Awards, to be held at the Columbia Museum of Art on Thursday, September 27, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. The awards recognize the outstanding achievements of African American women in the Midlands who are working to improve their communities. “The Enduring…

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The Slave Dwelling Project, Historic Charleston Foundation and the Charleston Gaillard Center Present “Prints in Clay”

The Charleston Gaillard Center announces Prints in Clay, a day-long multimedia artistic and educational exploration into the many significant contributions of African-Americans to the history and culture of the community. The four-part program consists of a historical tour, a visual exhibit, a curated dinner, and an evening concert. This program was developed in partnership with…

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Charleston to Charleston Literary Festival Releases Full 2018 Schedule

Charleston to Charleston, Inc. announced the full schedule for their festival in Charleston, S.C., from November 8–11, 2018. The Charleston to Charleston Literary Festival is a partnership between the Charleston South Carolina Library Society and the Charleston Trust in the UK. This year’s program showcases: ● Legendary editor Tina Brown, who kept diaries through her eight…

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Passing of Celebrated Author Revives Debate Over Postcolonial Views

“Naipaul’s legacy is complex – but his writing must be celebrated,” writes essayist Amit Chaudhuri. “His comments about Islam, women and Africa were often unjustified, unpleasant and untrue – but that can be acknowledged alongside his gifts.” Novelist Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, known as V.S. Naipaul, passed this month at age 85. Born in Chaguanas, Trinidad,…

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