Tri-County Literary Festival

The Berkley County Library System will host its second annual Tri-County Literary Celebration featuring over 100 authors and publishers residing in Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester Counties. This celebration aims to foster interest in local arts, increase the number of avid Lowcountry readers, and connect writers and readers of all ages with published authors. The Humanities Council SC supported this project with a Fast Track Literary Grant in November 2015.

The Tri-County Literary Celebration will take place on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at Santee Canal State Park (900 Stony Landing Drive, Moncks Corner, SC) from 10:00am-3:00pm. The event is FREE to the public, and the published works of local authors will be available for purchase.

The Berkeley County Library System, in partnership with the Friends of Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce, the Berkeley County School District, The Friends of Berkeley County Library and Cypress Gardens, held its first annual Tri-county Literary Celebration in February 2015.  More than 50 authors and publishers were on hand to talk with attendees (about 1,000) about their books, share stories and sell their books. Storytellers spun yarns and high school students presented puppets shows.

“We were astounded by the number of people who came to the first Tri-county Literary Celebration, ” Donna Worden reported. “We  just hoped to have more attendees than volunteers and authors. And all the committee planners were delighted to see such a crowd. We realize Berkeley County residents want and will support local cultural events.”

For more information about the Berkley County Library System and the 2016 Tri-County Literary Celebration, visit their website at: or call 843-719-4358.

The mission of The Humanities CouncilSC 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 23-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.