Celebrating the South Carolina Novel

The University of South Carolina Beaufort will present a public literary program on Friday, November 19, 2010 at the Gateway to Hilton Head Campus. “Celebrating the South Carolina Novel Today” will feature several regional novelists, along with scholars discussing their work. SC Humanities supported this project through an August 2010 Mini Grant.

“Celebrating the South Carolina Novel Today” will take place from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, November 19 in the Hargray Building (Room 156) of the Gateway to Hilton Head campus of USC Beaufort. The program will be moderated by Jan Nordby Gretlund, from the University of Southern Denmark, and the program will include remarks by the South Carolina novelists Pam Durban, Josephine Humphreys, and George Singleton, with introductions by key scholars in the field, including Charles Israel and Tara Powell.

The purpose of the program is to spotlight excellent Southern fiction from the previous decade and to highlight contemporary South Carolinian contributions to and achievement in the novel. The program will be widely promoted in the Lowcountry and across the state.

The mission of SC Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. SC Humanities programs and initiatives are balanced, reflecting sensitivity to the diversity of ideas, encourage open dialogue, demonstrate integrity, and are ethical in operations.