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      2020 South Carolina Academy of Authors Induction Weekend in Aiken

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      April 17, 2020

      Friday   7:30 PM

      471 University Parkway
      Aiken, South Carolina 29801

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      2020 South Carolina Academy of Authors Induction Weekend

      Join us on April 17-19, 2020, as we induct Pam Durban, Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith, Andrew Geyer, and James M. Legare into the South Carolina Academy of Authors for their outstanding literary contributions to our state. April 17, 2020 Oswald Distinguished Writers Series featuring three 2020 SCAA inductees Pam Durban, Steven Naifeh, and Andrew Geyer Main Stage, Etherredge Center, USC-Aiken7:30-8:30 p.m. readings/presentations by three authors 8:30 p.m. book signing in lobby Free and open to the public, no tickets required April 18, 2020 Dedication of Gravesite of James M. Legare as American Library Association Literary Landmark St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church, 125 Pendleton Street, Aiken, 29801 2:00 p.m.: ceremony and reception Free and open to the public   April 18, 2020Induction Dinner and Ceremony honoring all five 2020 SCAA inductees Etherredge Center Gallery, USC-Aiken6:00 p.m. reception followed by sit-down dinner and ceremony Business attire Paid reservations required (see payment information below)  April 19, 2020Brunch honoring the 2020 winners of the Coker and Nickens Fellowships and Student Prizes The Willcox 100 Colleton Avenue SW, Aiken, 29801 10:00 a.m. brunch and readings by fellowship and prize winners Business attire Paid reservations required (see payment information below)   April 19, 2020 Dedication of Historical Marker under auspices of Aiken County Historical Society Legare-Morgan Cottage 241 Laurens Street, Aiken, 29801 1:30 p.m.: ceremony, reception, cottage open house Free and open to the public PAID RESERVATIONS  For the April 18, 2020 SCAA Dinner Ceremony at USCA’s Etherredge Center:$55 for individual (includes wine reception, sit-down dinner, and ceremony)$100 for couple (includes reception, dinner, and ceremony for you and guest) For the April 19, 2020 SCAA Fellowship Brunch at the Willcox$15 per individual for Sunday brunch and readings by fellowship/student prize winners  Checks are also accepted in payment. Please indicate on the memo line: number of seats requested at the April 18 dinner and/or the April 19 brunch and/or the amount of the donation.Checks should be made payable to SC Academy of Authors and mailed to the following address:The SC Academy of Authors701 Gervais StreetSuite 150-195Columbia, SC 29201 In addition to your attendance at SCAA induction weekend events, please consider making a tax-deductible donation. All donations must be received by March 31, 2020 to be acknowledged in the printed program for the SCAA dinner and ceremony. Donor categories are as follows: Partners ($1,000 and above), Sponsors ($700-999), Patrons ($500-699), Sustainers ($300-499), Stewards ($100-299), and Supporters (to $99).All paid dinner/brunch reservations and donations help support the educational mission of the South Carolina Academy of Authors, a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose principal purpose is to honor the state’s most distinguished writers and encourage the reading of their works. 

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