2015 South Carolina Book Festival
The 2015 SC Book Festival takes place May 15–17 in Columbia, presented by The Humanities CouncilSC. Last year, more than 90 authors, poets, and presenters took the stage on Saturday and Sunday; and hundreds of attendees waited in line to have books signed by beloved authors and presenters, from Nikki Giovanni to Lee Smith to Christopher Paul Curtis. Overall, close to 6,500 people participated in the 2014 festival, a record attendance for the event. This year, Friday brings special ticketed events, including Writing Workshops and the Opening Night Reception, plus the Children’s Field Trip Day. Saturday from 9 to 5 and Sunday from noon to 4:30, free admission to sessions and presentations and an exhibit hall full of book and culture enthusiasts.