Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Authors for Literacy
Couldn't Blame the Weather
The sun was shining and it was in the 60s Saturday for Authors for Literacy at the Lexington Main Library. However, the event drew little traffic. I wasn’t the only writer who sold very few books. Too bad. It was for a worthy cause. Donations from the event were given to Turning Pages, a Columbia based organization that offers free instruction to adults in reading and math. South Carolina barely misses being in the list of top ten highest illiteracy rates in the USA.
We authors visited one another and talked the talk of writing and publishing. I sat beside Johnny Bloodworth, a friend who writes Southern fiction. His novel Gift is set in a small town in Georgia in 1946.
Thanks to the Lexington Library, which provided the venue where we writers might meet readers.