The Invention of Wings
Author: Sue Monk Kidd
Publisher: Viking Adult
Charleston writer Sue Monk Kidd’s new novel has been out for less than two months, but it sits at No. 4 on The New York Times Best Sellers list. Kidd’s first book, The Secret Life of Bees, spent more than 100 weeks on that list. Kidd’s new novel jumps off from a historical fact: the wealthy parents of Sarah Grimke gave their 11-year-old daughter a young female slave as a birthday present in 1803 South Carolina. Grimke grew up to be a well-known abolitionist, and this novel imagines her relationship with her slave. The novel was selected for Oprah Winfrey’s book club.
Faith That Heals: Stories of God’s Love
Author: Collected and edited by H. Jane Teas, Ph.D., and Melinda Holland, with Tara Georgianna Jackson
A collection of inspirational stories about individuals and their encounters with God. Teas, a research assistant professor at the University of South Carolina, interviewed 115 people who believe God played a role in healing their health problems.
Author: Bobby L. Thomas Jr.
The author lives in Columbia, but he was raised in Brooklyn, and this novel is about crime on the streets of New York City. It’s the story of a young man from the South who moves north and becomes involved with drugs, street gangs and organized crime.
Meet local authors: The Friends of the Irmo Branch Library will sponsor the library’s second annual Local Author Meet and Greet on March 8 from 2 to 5 p.m. Visitors can talk with local and regional authors and have their books signed. Among the genres that will be represented include general-interest novels, graphic novels, memoirs, religious texts and children’s picture books.
Graphic novel: Corey “Roc Bottom” Davis will sign his new graphic novel Shadowclub Brimstone at the Book Dispensary from 2 to 5 p.m. on March 8. This is the second part of a trilogy Davis calls Order, about the armies of heaven and hell battling at the apocalypse.
South Carolina writers: The Speaker at the Center program from noon to 1 p.m. on March 12 will feature Tom Mack, author of the just-released South Carolina Encyclopedia Guide to South Carolina Writers. The event at the State Library’s Center for the Book is free and open to the public. Mack is the author of four books and more than 100 articles on American cultural history. He is chair of the board of governors of the South Carolina Academy of Authors.
King Lear in Finlay Park
October 16th-18th and 22nd-25th, the South Carolina Shakespeare Company presents William Shakespeare’s King Lear. All performances held at the Finlay Park Ampitheatre at 7:30 PM. For tickets and more information, click here or call 803-665-2000.
Four Miles, Twelve Doughnuts
Winston’s Wish aims to increase knowledge and understanding of children with autism, and you can help by participating in the 4.donut Race on October 25th. Start at Edventure Children’s Museum, run 2 miles to Krispy Kreme, eat 12 doughnuts, and run back! Registration is required and can be done here before October 23rd at 5 p.m.
3LAU on Sunday, October 26th and the Unofficial Skrillex Mothership Tour After-Party on the 27th. More information and tickets for both can be found here. VIP tables available.
The Other Place at Trustus Theatre
Juliana Smithton is a successful neurologist whose life seems to be coming unhinged. A mystery unfolds as fact blurs with fiction, past collides with present and the elusive truth of Juliana’s mental health boils to the surface in The Other Place, running at Trustus Theatre October 17th through November 1st. There will be a talk-back following the matinee on October 19th. Tickets can be purchased here or by calling the box office at 803-254-9732.
Bluegrass, Bidding, and BBQ
Join The Palladium Society Thursday, October 23rd from 7-10 p.m. for its 11th annual silent auction, featuring music by The Mustache Brothers and catering by Bourbon and The Oak Table. Tickets are $30 at the door and include admission, drinks, and food. Get yours online now!
SEARCH FREE TIMES
Local business is searching for new associates who are looking for a fun environment to earn great wages. Great position for college students/recent graduates. Must be well-mannered with excellent customer service skills/work ethic/ability to lift heavy items/must have valid Driver’s License. Call 803-376-4884 or email resume: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cupcake now hiring a closing manager. Must be outgoing, customer service focused, able to work evenings and weekends. Apply in person. 1213 Lincoln Street, Columbia SC 29201. freshcupcakes.com
U.S. Security Associates
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