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March 2017
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Women of Carolina: Susan Millar Williams Discusses Julia Peterkin’s Scarlet Sister Mary

March 2 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Beaufort County Library, 311 Scott Street
Beaufort, SC 29902 United States
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On March 2nd, Susan Millar Williams will discuss Julia Peterkin's Scarlet Sister Mary, the once-banned Pultizer Prize-winning 1928 novel set among the Gullah people of the South Carolina Lowcountry at the dawn of the twentieth century.

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March Forth/ March Fourth: A Day to Wander and Love the Land

March 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Penn Center, Frissell Community House, 16 Penn Center Cir W
St. Helena Island, SC 29920 United States
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The Pat Conroy Literary Center will hold its second public program of 2017 on Saturday, March 4th at the Frissell Community House at Penn Center on St. Helena Island. Commemorating the anniversary of Pat Conroy’s passing, March Forth/March Fourth will be a day-long embrace of nature, culture, and the arts. Featuring J. Drew Lanham, Clemson Alumni Distinguished Professor of Wildlife Ecology and author of The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature; Victoria Smalls, director of history and culture at Penn…

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Women of Carolina: Tara Powell Discusses Nikky Finney’s The World Is Round

March 16 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Beaufort County Library, 311 Scott Street
Beaufort, SC 29902 United States
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On March 16th, Tara Powell will discuss The World Is Round, the third volume of poetry from the National Book Award-winning writer Nikky Finney, the John H. Bennett Jr. Chair of Southern Letters and Creative Writing at the University of South Carolina. The World Is Round carries with it an implicit challenge—to the author as a poet, and to the reader as a fellow human—to see the characters and details and events of our lives with clarity, fearlessness, and love. The poet’s vision of community requires understanding and tolerance from every breathing soul.

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Women of Carolina: Julia Eichelberger Discusses Sue Monk Kidd’s The Secret Life of Bees

March 30 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Beaufort County Library, 311 Scott Street
Beaufort, SC 29902 United States
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On March 30th, Julia Eichelberger discusses the New York Times best-selling novel The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. "This sweeping debut novel, excerpts of which have appeared in Best American Short Stories, tells the tale of a 14-year-old white girl named Lily Owen who is raised by the elderly African American Rosaleen after the accidental death of Lily's mother.

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April 2017
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Women of Carolina: Valinda Littlefield Discusses Dori Sanders’ Clover

April 13 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Beaufort County Library, 311 Scott Street
Beaufort, SC 29902 United States
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On April 13th, Valinda Littlefield will discuss Clover, the Lillian Smith Award-winning first novel by Dori Sanders. "Clover, a black 10-year-old who is wise beyond her years, is devastated when her beloved father is killed in an automobile accident shortly after marrying Sara Kate, a white woman. With clear, simple vision, unencumbered by adult emotions and experiences, Clover learns to deal with death, dying, and racial relationships.

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Women of Carolina: Ellen Malphrus Discusses Dorothy Allison’s Bastard Out of Carolina

April 27 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Beaufort County Library, 311 Scott Street
Beaufort, SC 29902 United States
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On April 27th, Ellen Malphrus will discuss Dorothy Allison's National Book Award nominated novel Bastard Out of Carolina. "Set in the rural South, this tale centers around the Boatwright family, a proud and closeknit clan known for their drinking, fighting, and womanizing. Nicknamed Bone by her Uncle Earle, Ruth Anne is the bastard child of Anney Boatwright, who has fought tirelessly to legitimize her child. When she marries Glen, a man from a good family, it appears that her prayers have been answered.

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