Save the Date -- Saturday, October 6, 2018
Now an annual event, the Pat Conroy Literary Center's Lowcountry Book Club Convention is a day of educational conversations and fellowship programs for book club members and those considering joining a book club. This free public event is presented in partnership with the Technical College of the Lowcountry and funded in part by a gift from the Pulpwood Queens book club.
Keynoting our 2nd annual Lowcountry Book Club Convention will be Annie Spence, author of Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks in conversation with fellow librarian James E. McTeer II, author of the lowcountry novel Minnow. Look for a full schedule of events and free registration information to be posted later this summer.
About our keynote presenter: Annie Spence can read while doing almost anything else: walking, cooking breakfast, pretending to be interested in a conversation. She has spent the last decade as a librarian at public libraries in the Midwest and lives in Detroit with her husband and son. A librarian's laugh-out-loud funny and deeply moving collection of love letters and breakup notes to the books in her life, Dear Fahrenheit 451 is Spence's first book.
“Perfect for any bibliophile and terrifically funny.”―Library Journal, starred Review
“Dear Dear Fahrenheit 451, thanks for the lovely reminder of the ways we find ourselves in books.”―Booklist, starred review
“A librarian delivers a charming epistolary volume that begs to be read with pencil in hand.... A smart, funny, forthright librarian in book form.”―Kirkus Reviews
“A winsome volume published this year in which the librarian Annie Spence writes letters to books she has loved, or not.”―New York Times Book Review