Delicious Reads in Spartanburg

Hub City Writers Project will present their 2019 Delicious Reads author extravaganza on March 17 – 18. Twenty national and regional touring authors will appear for an author-in-the-round event that will also feature delicious desserts. Five of the authors will also visit public schools. SC Humanities supported this program with a Fast Track Literary Grant.

The 2019 Delicious Reads is the second annual event, and 150 tickets will be available to the general public. Tickets are $50 per person or $45 for Hub City members. Guests will enjoy delectable desserts and libations at the new Marriott AC hotel in downtown Spartanburg on March 17 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

The featured authors are a diverse group and include: Etaf Rum, Palestinian immigrant novelist of A Woman is No Man; Caleb Johnson, Alabama-born author of the novel Treeborne; Patrice Gobo, African-American author of a book of essays, All the Colors We Will See; Al Zambone, historian and author of Daniel Morgan: A Life; Abigail Dewitt, North Carolina author of the novel News of Our Loved Ones; Jonathan Abrams, African-American author of The Inside Story of The Wire; David Joy, Edgar-nominated novelist and author of The Line That Held Us; Jo Geise, author of Never Sit Down When You Can Dance; Michael Farris Smith, Mississippi novelist and author of The Fighter; Signe Pike, Charleston fantasy author of The Lost Queen; John Lane, environmental writer and author of The Neighborhood Hawks; Emily Pease, winner of the 2018 C. Michael Curtis Short Story book prize for Let Me Out Here.

Additionally, five featured authors will visit Spartanburg High School, Carver Middle School, McCracken Middle School, Dorman High School, and Broome High School on March 18 to speak to hundreds of students.

More information about the Delicious Reads program can be found on the website at

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 20-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 250,000 citizens annually.