It was great to see many of my friends, neighbors, coworkers and other people from the community at this event. This shows that Charleston loves their authors (if they live in Charleston or not). Many authors and poets including Nikki Giovanni, Haki Nadhubuti, Bret Lott, Mary Alice Monroe, Tina McElroy Ansa and many others shared their talents and works with the Lowcountry.
Here are a few pictures from the event:
Entering CCPL's Main Library
Author A. C. Moore and myself
Nikki Giovanni signing books
Tina McElroy Ansa (left) and Tananarive Due during their presentation
The Post and Courier's take on the event can be found here.
I hope that this event will bring attention to the fact that the people in Charleston would like to see authors, even if it is just only at a book store (I saw you, Books-A-Million publicist). With the success of this event, I hope that many literary events, including this one, will come to the Lowcountry.