Literature

Greetings From Charleston: Rants & Raves from The Post and Courier Columnist

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Join us Friday, October 28 at noon for Blue Bicycle Books Charleston Author Series luncheon at High Cotton, with Charleston’s own Brian Hicks for the release of his latest book, Greetings from Charleston: Rants & Raves from The Post and Courier Columnist, a compilation of columns by Hicks with a foreword by Post and Courier Managing Editor Rick Nelson.

Greetings from Charleston collects the best and most notorious of Hicks columns as chosen by Hicks and Nelson. And, the book features brand-new commentary and columns never-before-seen in print, as well as behind-the-scenes tales from the guy whose only job description is to stir it up.

Tickets are  just $31 for the author talk and delicious three-course luncheon at High Cotton, or $56 that includes the luncheon plus a signed, hardcover copy of Greetings From Charleston.

To Purchase: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2705804

Poetry & Storytelling- Marcus Amaker

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Marcus Amaker, Charleston, South Carolina’s First Poet Laureate, is an award-winning web designer, graphic designer, videographer, musician and author. He graduated from the University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. As an author, Amaker has released seven poetry books and has performed on national TV. Amaker’s poems have been featured on PBS Newshour, The Huffington Post, several journals and poetry collections.  Additionally, he was one of the poets featured in Seeking the Spirit:  An Evening of Poetry and Jazz which was inspired by Jonathan Green’s painting, Seeking. A well-known graphic/web designer and videographer, Amaker produces award-winning work for many local nonprofits and organizations. He is also the lead graphic designer for the national music magazine, No Depression. As a musician, Marcus has been releasing and recording music since he was 10 years old. His 2014 spoken word/jazz album, The New Foundation, was recorded with Grammy-nominated drummer and producer Quentin E. Baxter.