Life in the American South: A Sweet Tea Commentary

The Chesterfield County Public Library will sponsor a 90-minute interactive performance on “Life in the American South: A Sweet Tea Commentary.” Storyteller and performer Tim Lowry will appear at the Cheraw meeting space Kevin Lear on Main on May 21, 2020 (rescheduled from March 19) for this family-friendly event. SC Humanities supported this program with a Mini Grant.

“Life in the American South: A Sweet Tea Commentary” will cover Southern traditions, including burial customs, food, superstitions, wedding etiquette and more. Tim Lowry is an award-winning storyteller who has been touring the National Storytelling Festival circuit since 2012. He is approaching his 10,000th performance.

Chesterfield County Library Director, Michael Kaltwang, said: “This project will be a collaborative effort designed to offer the public a fun and entertaining evening where a love for local southern literature, customs, and food is shared throughout the community.” The library will also feature a display of books covering local authors, particularly those who write about local culture, history, etiquette, and cuisine. Public library membership will be promoted during the event.

The doors to Kevin Lear on Main ( 140 2nd St, Cheraw, SC 29520) will open at 5:30 p.m. for food and socializing, and the performance begins at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $10/person and will be sold at the door.

The mission of SC Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. Established in 1973, this 501(c) 3 organization is governed by a volunteer 21-member Board of Directors comprised of community leaders from throughout the state.  It presents and/or supports literary initiatives, lectures, exhibits, festivals, publications, oral history projects, videos and other humanities-based experiences that directly or indirectly reach more than 350,000 citizens annually.May