New and Selected Poems
Author: Marjory Wentworth
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
This collection of more than 50 previously published poems and 28 new ones is described by the publisher as “a capstone to Wentworth’s tenure as South Carolina poet laureate, a title she has held since 2003.” Nature, bonds of family and friendship, human rights and social justice are among her themes. She will speak and sign her books at the S.C. State Library’s Center for the Book program at 1500 Senate St. from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, April 18.
Deep-Rooted Wisdom: Stories and Skills from Generations of Gardeners
Author: Augustus Jenkins Farmer
Publisher: Timber Press
South Carolina horticulturalist Jenks Farmer is known locally for his garden design work with the Riverbanks Botanical Garden, the Moore Farms Botanical Garden, and Seibels House and Garden in Columbia’s historic district, but his reputation is nationwide. His writing has been published in gardening magazines around the country over the past two decades and he has been interviewed frequently on television and radio. This book reflects the simple style of gardening he promotes, such as using pass-along plants and constructing gardens from materials at hand.
You Were Born One Time
Author: Quitman Marshall
Publisher: Ninety-Six Press
Columbia native Quitman Marshall’s poetry has won numerous awards, and this collection is being released this week. Marshall is a former chair of the board of governors of the South Carolina Academy of Authors and he was a founding board member of the annual South Carolina Book Festival. He teaches at the USC campus in Beaufort, where he lives. Marshall will be reading from his work and signing his book at 7:30 p.m. April 17 at the if ART gallery at 1223 Lincoln St. as part of the Third Thursday in the Vista program.
Bestselling author: Eric Jerome Dickey, a New York Times bestselling author, will be signing his new book, A Wanted Woman, on April 16 at Books-A-Million in Sumter at 12:30 p.m. and in Columbia (164 Forum Drive) at 6 p.m. The main figure in this thriller, Dickey’s twenty-first novel, is a beautiful female assassin known as Reaper who is on the run in the underworld of Trinidad and Barbados.
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A Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Carnival
From 6-11 PM on December 31st on Main Street, enjoy rides, games, karaoke, food, drinks and more! More information here.
Hickory Tavern Is Now Open!
Find us on Facebook, Twitter (@TheHickoryTav), Instagram (@HickoryTavern), and visit our website for more info. 907 Senate Street in the Vista!
New Year’s Eve at Social
Don’t miss this Black and White Affair featuring Kap Slap. Tickets available online!
Ice Skate on Main Street
Columbia’s famously hot skating rink is now open! Additional information and discounts can be found here.
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