October 2016

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Preview_SquareFall Literary Festival 2016


Every fall we partner with the Department of English to bring award-winning authors to campus. This year, these three writers will read from their work, meet audience members and autograph books:

  • October 18 – William Powers, professor, activist, and author of the best-seller New Slow City: Living Simply in the World’s Fastest City
  • October 25 – Benjamin Alire Sáenz, poet, novelist, and writer of young adult and children’s books, including Last Night I Sang to the Monster
  • November 1 – Karen Joy Fowler, writer of science fiction, fantasy, and literary fiction, author of the best-seller The Jane Austen Book Club

Events begin at 6 p.m. in the Hollings Library. Thanks to a kind and generous donor, all festival events are free and open to the public. Visit library.sc.edu/p/fallfestival for full author bios and venue directions.

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  • Saturday, October 15, Open Gallery, Hollings Library, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 25, Documentary Screening and Discussion of The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz, part of Open Access Week, Thomas Cooper Library, Room 118, 4 p.m.
  • Find a full listing of our many October events and exhibits here.

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  • Faculty and graduate students:  Build up your research toolbox with free library workshops, including “Zotero: Free Online Citation Manager.”
  • Students:  We’ve got large and small study rooms, and collaborative technology rooms, all available on a first-come, first-served basis. But if you reserve one here, you’ll be sure to have a great place to study when you need it.
  • Fall Break hours: Thomas Cooper Library will operate on a modified schedule October 13 – 16.

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On display through October 28, “Chasing John
Updike” fills 17 cases in the Hollings Library and
thoroughly introduces the Donald and Ellen
Greiner Collection of blog_updike_johnJohn Updike.

It’s the newest exhibit from the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections.

From the collection:  a photograph of Updike  (1931 – 2009) shopping in Ireland, during a tour of Irish golf courses, circa 1990s.

“Updike was an avid but mediocre golfer,” said Don Greiner, an English professor emeritus and Updike scholar who has published three books and dozens of essays about the American novelist, poet, short story writer, literary critic and artist. “He often wrote about golf, not only for The New Yorker but also for various golf magazines. One of his golf buddies sent the photo to me in 2012.”


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