Monday, September 5, 2011

One Book Charleston County

Disclosure: I am a member of the Board of Trustees for CCPL.

For the month of September, Charleston County residents will all be reading the same book as a part of "One Book Charleston County," facilitated by the Charleston County Public Library.

The book that was selected was Daughters of the Dust by filmmaker Julie Dash. This coincides with the 20th anniversary of the movie of the same name, which was filmed in the Lowcountry. Avery Research Center, based at the College of Charleston, will also have events to recognize the occasion.

Thanks to the Sue Metzger Estate, 4,000 copies of the book were distributed throughout the 16 libraries. There will be book discussions and events throughout the county, including an outdoor showing of the movie. Dash will be at several of these events.

This Webpage will have more information about One Book Charleston County, including book discussion events, discussion questions and a synopsis of the book.

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