Prince of Scribes This Third Thursday!

First, as always, a big shout-out to yesterday’s signing author, Kathleen Varn, pictured above, who was on hand to sign her newly released Gardenia Duty. We even managed to find the last of the blooming gardenias to adorn the table! Thanks to Kat for participating and leaving behind a few signed books for those who couldn’t attend!

And now, drum roll please… another big week of events:

Monday – Main Street Writes

The weekly writer’s group, Main Street Writes, is growing each week. Don’t be shy; come on out and join us at 6:30 to share some of your words or just listen to what other future author stars are working on!

Tuesday – Thrill in the ‘Ville

For mystery and thriller fans, we meet on the third Tuesday of each month, and we’ve chosen as our first selection, to discuss at this month’s meeting on July 16th, The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides.

We have book club questions ready to talk about that evening as a jumping off point. If you want to look ahead, CLICK HERE (but fair warning on the spoiler alerts!) This is an open club – ALL ARE WELCOME!

Wednesday – Morning Story Time

Join us every Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m. for some fun story time with reading by Colleen Rackleff – kids of all ages welcome! Free fruit snacks and juice boxes for attendees, plus book discounts to all! Have a suggestion for a book to read aloud? Let us know when you arrive!

Third Thursday: Prince of Scribes

New York Times best-selling writer Pat Conroy (1945–2016) inspired a worldwide legion of devoted fans numbering in the millions, but none are more loyal to him and more committed to sustaining his literary legacy than the many writers he nurtured over the course of his 50-year writing life. In sharing their stories of Conroy, his fellow writers honor his memory and advance our shared understanding of his lasting impact on 20th- and 21st-century literary life in and well beyond the American South.

Featured writers for this discussion are co-editor Jonathan Haupt and novelists Stephanie Austin Edwards and John Warley. Each author in this collection shares a slightly different view of Conroy. Through their voices, a vibrant, multifaceted portrait of him comes to life and sheds new light on the writer and the man. Sales of Our Prince of Scribes support the educational mission of the nonprofit Conroy Center.

“In these essays, you’ll meet a man who was troubled, tormented, angry, scathing, outrageous, hilarious, tender, noble, brave, and generous beyond measure. But most of all, you’ll meet a man who damn-well knew how to love. And thanks to the devoted efforts of co-editors Jonathan Haupt and Nicole Seitz, and the work of 67 very fine writers, his legion of fans will come to love Pat Conroy even more than they already do.”

Lowcountry Weekly

Featured authors’ books will be on hand for signing as well. Learn more HERE. And, as at every Third Thursday, musician and songwriter Michael Kaltofen will be on hand to accompany the festivities on guitar!

Saturday Signing: Meet The Little Turkle!

Meet author Deborah Van Dyken signing her children’s book, The Little Turkle. Families welcome; we’ll provide the treats and Deborah will have special coloring sheets available for the kids!