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September 2020

Wednesday Stories on the Square

September 9 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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Join us every WEDNESDAY morning at 9:30 a.m. for "Stories on the Square, our outdoor storytime adventures with reading by Colleen Rackleff - kids of all ages welcome! Treats served and student discounts to ALL attendees! Colleen's Story Time at Main Street Reads has become one of our featured events and we're so excited to be back, doing the events outside to ensure proper social distancing. We have lots of chairs for younger listeners and plenty of juice boxes and…

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“Wine and Words” Author Carol Van Den Hende in Conversation with Main Street Reads (Virtual Event)

September 9 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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So here's an uber-cool event! Author and friend of Main Street Reads' Carol Van Den Hende's new book releases on October 1st and as an early winner of the American Fiction award, Goodbye Orchid is already predicted to be a bestseller. So, on Wednesday, September 9th we're going to pour a glass of wine and toast this important work LIVE on Zoom (simulcast on Facebook Live) with Carol, in conversation with fellow author and screenwriter Meredith Stack, whose current project…

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Reader Meet Writer: Liar’s Circus with Carl Hoffman (Virtual Event)

September 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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Join us Thu Sep 10th from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm for an engaging chat with Carl Hoffman about Liar's Circus! Don't forget to email us at mainstreetreads@gmail.com for your event link and password to attend: Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail meets Strangers in Their Own Land in this work of daring and immersive contemporary anthropology: Carl Hoffman, who has written about the most dangerous and remote corners of the world, journeys deep inside Donald Trump’s rallies, seeking…

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Book Signing: God’s Little Bird: A War Orphan’s Story with Laura Knotts

September 12 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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We're thrilled to welcome local author Laura Knotts on Saturday, September 12, 2020, discussing her book God's Little Bird: A War Orphan's Story. 75 years ago, hundreds of thousands of Baltic citizens were caught in the bloody crossfire of the Soviets and Nazis and forced to flee their homelands. Lithuanian citizens had suffered brutal persecution during earlier Soviet and German occupations, and by the end of the second Soviet Occupation, only 1 million Lithuanians remained out of a population of…

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4th Annual Lowcountry Book Club Convention (Free Virtual Event!)

September 12 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Technical College of the Lowcountry (partial) The nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center will host the 4th annual Lowcountry Book Club Convention as a live-streamed event on Saturday, September 12—featuring New York Times best-selling novelists Grady Hendrix (The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires) and Wiley Cash (The Last Ballad); actress, counselor, and author Ruthie Landis (Beyond the Book Club); and a trio of authors selected by Wiley Cash’s Open Canon Book Club: Lori Horvitz (The Girls of Unusually), Silas…

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2020 Annual Sweet Tea Festival: Reimagined – The Sweetest Week Ever!

September 14 - September 18

The 2020 Annual Sweet Tea Festival has been reimagined as the "Sweetest Week Ever!" with a week of events happening in downtown Summerville - and you're invited, courtesy of Summerville Dream and all the downtown merchants that make our town sweeter all the time... The Sweetest Week Ever allows participants to adhere to best health practices and social distancing. Celebrates Summerville’s art, culture, hospitality and all things that make it just a little sweeter here. Daily events and evening shows,…

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Main Street Writes!

September 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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For the inner writer in all of us, our regular Monday evening writers group will meet in person and via Zoom for those preferring to join from home. If you'd prefer to send your pages in advance (no more than 2 single-spaced or 4 double spaced, you can email them to mainstreetreads@gmail.com --we'll have copies printed and ready to share with the group. See you soon -- and Write ON!

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Reader Meet Writer: Set My Heart to Five with Simon Stephenson (Virtual Event)

September 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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Join us September 15th from 3-4 p.m. for an enlightening conversation with Simon Stephenson about his new release, Set My Heart to Five. Remember to email mainstreetreads@gmail.com for the event link and password to attend! For fans of Fredrik Backman and Gail Honeyman, a delightfully entertaining, deceptively poignant debut novel about a human-like bot named Jared, whose emotional awakening leads him on an unforgettable quest for connection, belonging and possibly even true love. Jared works as a dentist in small…

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Wednesday Stories on the Square

September 16 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Join us every WEDNESDAY morning at 9:30 a.m. for "Stories on the Square, our outdoor storytime adventures with reading by Colleen Rackleff - kids of all ages welcome! Treats served and student discounts to ALL attendees! Colleen's Story Time at Main Street Reads has become one of our featured events and we're so excited to be back, doing the events outside to ensure proper social distancing. We have lots of chairs for younger listeners and plenty of juice boxes and…

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Reader Meet Writer: Prejudential: Black America and the Presidents Margaret Kimberley (Virtual Event)

September 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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Meet author Margaret Kimberley with a frank discussion about her work, Prejudential: Black America and the Presidents. Email us at mainstreetreads@gmail.com for your link and password! "Margaret Kimberley gives us an intellectual gem of prophetic fire about all the U.S. presidents and their deep roots in the vicious legacy of white supremacy and predatory capitalism. Such truths seem more than most Americans can bear, though we ignore her words at our own peril!" ~ Cornel West, author of Race Matters…

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