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May 2020

Reader Meet Writer: Yaffa S. Santos with A Taste of Sage (Virtual Event)

May 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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Join us via Zoom on Thursday, May 21st at 3 p.m. when Yaffa S. Santos will discuss her acclaimed new novel, A Taste of Sage. A Taste of Sage Harper Paperbacks | May 19, 2020 | To read a free preview chapter, CLICK HERE! From talented new writer, Yaffa S. Santos, comes A Taste of Sage, an unforgettable, heartwarming, and hilarious rom-com about chefs, love, and self-discovery that is the perfect cross between The Hating Game and Sweetbitter. Lumi Santana…

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Reader Meet Writer: The Boys of Alabama by Genevieve Hudson (Virtual Event)

May 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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Join us Tuesday, May 26th at 5 p.m. for a special talk with Genevieve Hudson, author of the newly released Boys of Alabama. O, The Oprah Magazine • "31 LGBTQ Books That'll Change the Literary Landscape in 2020" | Lit Hub • "Most Anticipated Books by LGBTQ Authors For the First Half of 2020" "A gripping, uncanny, and queer exploration of being a boy in America, told with detail that dazzles and disturbs." ―Michelle Tea, author of Against Memoir In…

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Reader Meet Writer: Pale by Edward Farmer (Virtual Event)

May 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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Join us on Wednesday, May 27th at 3 p.m. for an engaging discussion with Edward Farmer, author of the new novel, Pale. Farmer is a native of Memphis, Tennessee, where he journaled and cultivated stories his entire childhood. He is a graduate of Amherst College with a degree in English and psychology, and recipient of the MacArthur-Leithauser Travel Award for creative writing. He currently lives and writes in Pasadena, California. PALE: The summer of 1966 burned hot across America, but…

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Reader Meet Writer: The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate (Virtual Event)

May 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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Join us on Thursday, May 28th at 7 p.m. for a special evening with Lisa Wingate, author of The Book of Lost Friends. SPECIAL LOST & FOUND EVENT! Join Lisa Wingate and special guest Diane Plauche, of the Historic New Orleans Collection, in conversation with author Kristy Woodson Harvey about a fascinating and little-known facet of American life. Louisiana, 1875: In the tumultuous aftermath of Reconstruction, three young women set off as unwilling companions on a perilous quest: Lavinia, the…

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June 2020

Reader Meet Writer: Ground Truth: A Geological Survey of a Life by Ruby McConnell (Virtual Event)

June 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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Join us Tuesday, June 2nd at 5 p.m to learn about Ruby McConnell's newest book Ground Truth: A Geological Survey of a Life, released by Overcup Press in April 2020. McConnell is a registered geologist and outdoor adventurer who writes about nature, art, and culture with a particular emphasis on the intersection of the environment and human experience. A recipient of numerous honors, including the Literary Arts Oregon Literary Fellowship, McConnell has written extensively about the Pacific Northwest and the environment…

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Special Reader Meet MURDER Virtual Event: Meet Author Beverly Bell!

June 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

SPECIAL READER MEET MURDER EVENT! The Murder of Marion Miley by Beverly Bell NOTE: You must email us at mainstreetreads@gmail.com by 9 a.m. on the day of the event to receive the event link and password to attend. The event takes place at 3 pm EST, June 9th Author Beverly Bell explains How Not to Get Away with Murder in the 1940s as she traces the path the killers took: how they got in, how they got out and how…

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Reader Meet Writer: TJ Klune’s The Extraordinaries! (Virtual Event)

June 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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Join us on June 11th, the last Reader Meet Writer Virtual Event before a two-week summer break for an engaging chat with TJ KLUNE, a Lambda Literary Award-winning author. His novels include the Green Creek series, The House on the Cerulean Sea and The Exraordinaries. Being queer himself, TJ believes it's important—now more than ever—to have accurate, positive, queer representation in stories. NOTE: You must email us at mainstreetreads@gmail.com by 9 a.m. on the day of the event to receive…

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July 2020

Main Street Writes

July 6 @ 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 that's growing every week! Come on out any/every Monday at 6:30 p.m. and bring a few pages with you to share with fellow scribes, or just listen in and learn! 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 -- see you soon -- and Write ON!

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Reader Meet Writer: Virtual Event with Marian Keyes and Grown Ups

July 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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Join us Tuesday, July 7th at 3 p.m. for a Reader Meet Writer online chat with famed author Marian Keyes! She's one of the most successful Irish novelists of all time. Though she had no intention of ever writing a novel ("It would take too long") she sent her short stories to a publisher, with a letter saying she'd started work on a novel. The publishers replied, asking to see the novel, and once her panic had subsided, she began…

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WEDNESDAY Story Time at Main Street Reads

July 8 @ 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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