Words & Wine: A Readers’ and Writers’ Monthly Social is held the third Tuesday of the month at the Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle (behind Maxcy Gregg Park), Columbia, SC 29201, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Each month a featured author gives a 30 minute presentation then holds a book signing.
Light refreshments and wine are provided. A $5 donation at the door is requested.
Patricia McNeely is the featured author for February. Patricia McNeely is Professor Emerita at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina, where she taught writing and reporting for 33 years in the School of Journalism. Before joining the faculty, she was a reporter and editor for three South Carolina newspapers: the State, the Columbia Record and the Greenville News. She is the author of "Sherman's Flame and Blame Campaign through Georgia and the Carolinas... and the Burning of Columbia;" "Eyewitnesses to General Sherman's Campaign in the Civil War;" "Lincoln, Sherman, Davis and the Lost Confederate Gold;" "Knights of the Quill: Confederate Correspondents and their Civil War Reporting;" "Handwritten Recipes and Memories from America's First Families;" "Fighting Words: the History of the Media in South Carolina;" and "Palmetto Press: the History of South Carolina's Newspapers."
Music is provided by Ken Baldwin and Igor Agafonov / Guitarists and Composers. Ken & Igor are an extraordinary duo. Baldwin, a finger-stylist, is more grounded in an Americana acoustic guitar whereas Russian born Agafonov has the gift of instrumental improvisation with a style that’s steeped in jazz and fusion music. Their portfolio is a collection of fifty original compositions that stem from complex instrumentals, to lyrical melodies and humorous songs from the far side.
Sponsors: Trader Joe’s—Columbia, Rob Akers, and Rob Trevett.