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White House Committee Names Five Teen Poets for Prestigious National Student Poets Program

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The fourth annual class of the National Student Poets Program (NSPP)—the nation’s highest honor for youth poets—has been announced by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers.

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Speaker @ the Center to Feature Author S. Jane Gari

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Join us on Wednesday, October 14 from noon to 1:00 p.m. for Speaker @ the Center, featuring author S. Jane Gari. Losing the Dollhouse (TouchPoint Press) offers a slice of dysfunctional Americana complete with divorce, step-families, eating disorders, mental illness, and the search for true love.

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Young Readers Invited to Write to Favorite Authors

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Young readers in grades 4-12 are invited to write a personal letter to an author for the Letters about Literature (LAL) contest, a national reading and writing promotion program. The letter can be to any author (living or dead) from any genre (fiction or nonfiction, contemporary or classic) explaining how that author’s work changed the student’s life or view of the world.

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Exciting Announcement about the SC Book Festival

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The Board of Directors of The Humanities CouncilSC announces that the SCBook Festival, a literary fixture in Columbia since 1997, will change its format for 2016. Funded and organized by The Humanities CouncilSC, the festival will evolve into an exciting new set of literary initiatives that will be available year-round and reach a wide and diverse audience in every corner of South Carolina.

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