SC Statehouse Monuments Tour

Since Columbia’s 1786 founding, the grounds of the South Carolina State House have grown from a 4-acre site bounded by Richardson (Main), Gervais, Assembly, and Senate streets into a 22-acre complex featuring 7 buildings and more than 30 monuments. South Carolinians have constructed, altered, and reconsidered this space for more than 230 years—and continue to … Read more

Six New Speakers Added to Speakers Bureau: Humanities Out Loud

SC Humanities is pleased to announce that six new speakers have joined the Speakers Bureau: Humanities Out Loud program. Offering a variety of interesting programs from “ Silas Butts: The Legacy of a Moonshiner” to “Liberty Trail – The Importance of South Carolina During the American Revolutionary War” to “Women Taking Charge:  The Rise of … Read more

Free Grants Writing Workshop in Dillon

South Carolina Humanities, in partnership with the Dillon County Theatre Association and the City of Dillon Wellness Center, is hosting a FREE grants writing workshop and invites staff and volunteers of South Carolina cultural organizations and nonprofit agencies to attend. Admission to the workshop is free, but pre-registration is REQUIRED. This workshop is especially targeting the counties … Read more

South Carolina Writers Association Fall Retreat

The South Carolina Writers Association will host their first annual Fall Retreat in Beaufort on October 31 – November 3, 2019. Five literary masters will lead a full-day intensive writing workshop, along with other events. SC Humanities helped support this program with a Mini Grant. Established in 1990, the South Carolina Writers Association is a literary … Read more

Pat Conroy Literary Center Children’s Book Fair

The Pat Conroy Literary Center’s second annual Children’s Book Fair will be held Saturday, October 12, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Santa Elena History Center, 1501 Bay Street. The event is free and open to readers of all ages, with an emphasis on activities for children ages 4-12. Register in advance at https://childrensbookfair2.bpt.me. … Read more

2019 Free Verse Festival

The 2019 Free Verse Festival will be the third annual offering of this innovative and eclectic all-poetry literary festival. A wide variety of events will take place October 13 – 20, 2019 at venues in downtown Charleston and West Ashley. SC Humanities supported this program with a Fast Track Literary Grant. The three focus areas … Read more

State of Rebellion: South Carolina’s Place in the American Revolution

The South Carolina Archives and History Foundation will present a symposium on the American Revolution, emphasizing the important roll the area now known as the State of South Carolina played in the winning of this revolution. “State of Rebellion: South Carolina’s Place in the American Revolution” will take place on Saturday, October 5 at the … Read more

Black Ink: The Charleston African American Book Festival

Black Ink: The Charleston African-American Book Festival is the first and only annual celebration of African-American literature in the Charleston area.  The fourth annual event will occur Saturday, October 5, 2019, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., at Memminger Auditorium in downtown Charleston. They keynote speaker is world-renowned poet, writer, commentator, activist, and educator Nikki Giovanni. … Read more

By the River Premieres

“By The River”is a collaborative television show between SCETV and USC Beaufort. Recorded at the ETV Lowcountry studio in Beaufort, SC, “By The River” is an innovative interview-style show featuring South Carolina and Southern authors. The second season premieres on Thursday, September 5, 2019 and will run weekly through November 28 on ETVHD. It can … Read more