Event Calendar

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January 26 - February 01
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    Timrod Library - 23rd Annual Southern Author Series

    2:00 pm-4:00 pm

    Best-selling novelist Cassandra King Conroy and award-winning journalist Tony Bartelme will be the featured speakers at the 23rd Annual Southern Author Series sponsored in February by The Timrod Library in Summerville.

    Cassandra King Conroy kicks off the Southern Authors Series on February 9. Her recently published memoir, Tell Me a Story: My Life with Pat Conroy, is the author’s tribute to her late husband. Novelist Mary Alice Monroe describes the book as “breathtakingly tender and heartbreakingly true.” The memoir is the latest work by Ms. Conroy, author of five novels, including the NY Times best seller The Sunday Wife and The Same Sweet Girls. Ms. Conroy is a contributor to Southern Living and CoastalLiving magazines and is the honorary chair of the Pat Conroy Literary Center in Beaufort, SC.

    On February 16, the Timrod will host Tony Bartelme, senior projects reporter for the Post and Courier. A three-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Bartelme combines the investigative talents of a journalist with the compelling narrative skills of a story teller. His work has exposed government corruption and explored diverse issues ranging from changes in ocean plankton to the global shortage of doctors. His most recent work is A Surgeon in the Village, which chronicles the efforts of an American neurosurgeon to teach brain surgery in a remote Tanzanian village. The book has been lauded by Tom Brokaw as “lyrical, inspirational, and altogether rewarding.”

    Presentations on both days begin at 2:00 pm at the Bethany United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 118 W. 3rd S. Street, Summerville. A “meet the author” Lowcountry reception will follow next door at the Timrod Library. Tickets for Timrod members are $20 ($30 for both events); non-members $25 ($40 for both events). Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Timrod Library, 217 Central Avenue. For more information, or to purchase tickets in advance, contact the Timrod at (843) 871-4600 or through Facebook.

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    Halsey Talks: Arts and Craft

    6:30 pm-8:00 pm

    Join the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston for the first Halsey Talks of 2020!

    Halsey Talks are an ongoing series of roundtable discussions on intriguing concepts in art. While they may take advantage of exhibitions on view at the Halsey Institute, they are open-ended in nature. As a platform for a deeper understanding and discussion of fascinating ideas in art, Halsey Talks are open to all.

    In the revered halls of art museums around the world, high art forms are usually confined to specific media: oil on canvas, marble, bronze, and so on. But are these the only materials that we consider to be fine art? Recently, curators and arts institutions have been paying more attention to other media, including textiles, collage, and ceramics.

    What does this shift say about the nature of art? Is art dependent on what it is made of? Is there a distinction between so-called fine art and what we consider crafts?

    Halsey Talks: Arts & Craft is held in conjunction with the Halsey Institute’s current exhibitions Butch Anthony: Inside/Out and Coulter Fussell: The Raw Materials of Escape.

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    Charleston Leaders January Leader Happy Hour

    5:00 pm-7:00 pm


    Help us foster and develop leaders in our community at this month’s happy hour event.

    Engage in valuable conversation and build connections with fellow leaders in the Lowcountry. As an important part of the mission of Charleston Leaders, your presence at our January Happy Hour is invaluable! RSVP today!


    January 30, 2020

    Location: Munkle Brewing
    1513 Meeting Street Road, Charleston SC 29405

    Time: 5pm – 7pm

    National Book Foundation Presents: The Art of Invention with Jericho Brown and Akwaeke Emezi

    6:00 pm-8:00 pm

    To kick off the spring season of NBF Presents, join 2019 National Book Award Finalists Jericho Brown, author of The Tradition, and Akwaeke Emezi, the author of Pet, for a discussion on breaking convention to create brand-new forms, worlds, and hybrid genres, and what disruption and invention means for the future of literature. The event will feature brief readings, a moderated conversation, and question-and-answer session followed by a book signing with Blue Bicycle Books.

    This program is presented by the National Book Foundation and Charleston County Public Library, in partnership with Black Ink Book Festival, and is free and open to the public.

    If you are interested in attending, please RSVP online.

    About Jericho Brown

    Jericho Brown is the recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Brown’s first book, Please (2008), won the American Book Award. His second book, The New Testament (2014), won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and was named one of the best of the year by Library Journal, Coldfront, and the Academy of American Poets. He is also the author of the collection The Tradition (2019), which was nominated for the 2019 National Book Award. His poems have appeared in Buzzfeed, The Nation, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The New Republic, Time, and The Pushcart Prize Anthology, and several volumes of The Best American Poetry anthologies. He is an associate professor and the director of the Creative Writing Program at Emory University in Atlanta.

    About Akwaeke Emezi

    Akwaeke Emezi made their young adult debut with Pet (Make Me a World/Random House Children’s Books), a Finalist for the 2019 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. An honoree on the National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35” list, a longlist nominee for the Carnegie Medal for Excellence, and a shortlist nominee for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize, Akwaeke continues to receive accolades for their adult debut, Freshwater. The autobiographical novel also received rave reviews from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, and Los Angeles Times, among others, as well as starred reviews from Library Journal and Booklist. Their sophomore adult novel, The Death of Vivek Oji, is forthcoming in 2020 from Riverhead Books.

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    Membership Morning for "Inside/Out" and "The Raw Materials of Escape"

    9:00 am-10:00 am

    Join the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston’s curators and your fellow members for a casual morning of coffee and conversation sponsored by Counter Culture Coffee in Charleston.

    “Inside/Out” is an exhibition of work by Butch Anthony of Seale, Alabama. The exhibition will consist of new images, assemblages, and installations created specifically for our galleries. As a multi-faceted self-taught artist, Anthony creates works that investigate and appropriate images from the American vernacular. “Inside/Out” brings together several of Anthony’s creative explorations over the past few years. Singular portraits, assemblage objects, and installations combine to create a working model of the inside of Anthony’s mind.

    Learn more about “Butch Anthony: Inside/Out” here: bit.ly/ButchAnthony

    Quilter Coulter Fussell’s early-developed artsview perceives craft and other arts as indistinguishable from one another. Painting, sculpture, and textile work are one solitary entity in her mind. From youth, the combination developed into an unintentional mash-up, resulting in quilts and textile works that defy expectations of the medium. Fussell relies on the no-holds-barred nature of contemporary painting rules to free her compositions from the constraints of pattern. In turn, she simultaneously relies on the strict discipline of traditional craftwork to act as a self-editing tool.

    Learn more about “Coulter Fussell: The Raw Materials of Escape” here: bit.ly/CoulterFussell

    Friends of the Summerville Library Book Sale

    12:00 pm-7:00 pm

    Giant Book Sale. Previously owned Books, Audio Books, CDs, DVDs.


    Very reasonable prices from $0.50 to $2.00. Premium books priced individually. Sponsored by the Friends of the Summerville Public Library. Proceeds to benefit the George H. Seago Public Library. We accept cash, checks and credit cards. Refreshments provided by the ALP  Ladies Auxiliary.

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    Rock Hill Small Business Weekend

    12:00 am


    The Small Business Weekend Pop-Up Shop was implemented to give small business owners and local buyers a chance to connect and support each other. Small Business Weekend enables shoppers to make a big impact in their neighborhoods by supporting a local small business.


    Small Business Weekend Pop-Up Shop is the first Saturday and Sunday of every month set aside to a support small businesses across the entire state. Come celebrate the thriving small businesses in Rock Hill, SC and York County. Small businesses are the backbone of the community and support is essential. Innovations, products, and displays will be on hand. In a nut shell “Stay Local, Shop Local, and Support Local” companies and entrepreneurs.

    “Low Country Rhythms” by Alvin Glen

    12:00 am

    Implementation of the rice pounding sounds into spiritual and secular rhythms changed the pulse of Charleston and the world. The featured images in this exhibition illustrate the brilliant hopes of the freed African — the sounds of those pounding rice and creating what one can only imagine as the root sounds of gospel and jazz music in America. Observe the images on display, and imagine the rhythms and vocals as the rice was pounded, celebrating freedom, self-sustenance, and the new spirit in the life of the community. Alvin Glen was born in Dorchester, SC, and he grew up in a rural farm area during the end of “Jim Crow” rule. Glen was exposed to civil rights and religious leaders, and his family taught him how to positively blend those exposures. The First Monday Gallery Night opening reception will take place Feb. 3 from 6-7 p.m.

    Friends of the Summerville Library Book Sale

    10:00 am-5:00 pm

    Giant Book Sale. Previously owned Books, Audio Books, CDs, DVDs.


    Very reasonable prices from $0.50 to $2.00. Premium books priced individually. Sponsored by the Friends of the Summerville Public Library. Proceeds to benefit the George H. Seago Public Library. We accept cash, checks and credit cards. Refreshments provided by the ALP  Ladies Auxiliary.

    International African American Museum’s Ancestry Programs (adults)

    3:00 pm-5:00 pm
    Johns Island Regional Library
    3531 Maybank Highway John's Island, SC 29455

    The Center for Family History at the International African American Museum will present two seminars during this three-hour workshop. Featured topics include: “Finding Your Ancestors in Freedmen’s Bureau Records” and “Documenting Ancestors Who Served in the United States Colored Troops.”