Low-Country Initiative for the Literary Arts (LILA) Launches Write Charleston!: a series of readings and writing Workshops beginning in 2014

New Literary Programming for Charleston-   Write Charleston!

Charleston, SC…..The Low-country Initiative for the Literary Arts (LILA) is kicking off 2014 with some exciting new initiatives.   Write Charleston! , a series of readings and writing workshops at our new home at the historic Circular Congregational Church.  All readings and workshops will be open both LILA members and the general public.


Starting in January there will be a reading series by local authors with newly published works on the last Thursday of the month. Writing and editing workshops will take place on the third Saturday of the month.  There will be a small admission charge in support of the Organization’s  and its its poets-in-the-schools programs.


Write Charleston! Jan-March 2013

Circular Church 150 Meeting St., Charleston

January – Fiction

            1/18   Edit Your Manuscript -Ellie Davis and Signe Pike  10-Noon (Admission is $40.00. Participants submit manuscripts by Jan 5).

            1/30   Reading from Mary Alice Monroe’s new work, Second Star to the Right and Signe Pike’s FAERY TALE: One Woman's Search for Enchantment in a Modern World 7pm.

 February – Non Fiction

2/15 – Truth and Beauty: Creative Nonfiction and Writing for Magazines and Blogs– workshop taught by Stephanie Hunt 10-noon.

            2/27 – Reading from State of the Heart, SC Writers on the Places They Love 7 pm.


March – Poetry

            3/15 – Performance Poetry – Workshop and Marcus Amaker 10-Noon.

            3/27 – Readings from Lowcountry poets with new books (Richard Garcia, Susan Meyers, Marjory Wentworth and Barbara Hagerty) 7 pm.


Admission is $10 for the general public $5 for LILA members/students and seniors. To register for workshops please contact us lila@lilaconnects.com Book signing and reception will follow readings.

About LILA

The Lowcountry Initiative for the Literary Arts (LILA) is a literary outreach organization established in 2004. Its mission is to nurture and promote the literary arts in South Carolina.  A board of directors -- authors, poets, editors, teachers, booksellers and local supporters of literature – work to fulfill LILA’s mission.  They are supported by LILA’s Board of Advisors, made up of some of the South’s most distinguished and well-known authors and literary figures, including Sue Monk Kidd, Mary Alice Monroe, Cassandra King, Pat Conroy, and Dorothea Benton Frank. 


For further information or to join LILA, please email us at lila@lilaconnects.com or visit our website www.lilaconnects.com.