Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses the State Library's new South Carolina Read Eat Grow program, Banned Books, and more with Lizzy Rockwell. Lizzy is an author/illustrator whose artwork can be seen in picture books, magazines, games, and on walls. She studied art and art history at Connecticut College and drawing and illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She is the illustrator of over 25 children's books by a variety of authors including her mother, Anne Rockwell. She is the author/illustrator of Plants Feed Me, Good Enough to Eat: A Kid's Guide to Food and Nutrition, Hello Baby! and The Busy Body Book: A Kid's Guide to Fitness.
Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses the book Deadly Censorship and Banned Books Week with James Underwood who is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Constitutional Law at the University of South Carolina School of Law. He is the author of Deadly Censorship: Murder, Honor, and Freedom of the Press, published by the University of South Carolina Press, and a four-volume history of South Carolina's constitutions, and of several works on federal legal practice. He was also a guest speaker for the Speaker @ the Center program at the South Carolina State Library in 2014.
Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses the Pat Conroy Literary Center and Banned Books Week with Jonathan Haupt. Jonathan is the Executive Director of the Center in Beaufort, South Carolina. He has been the Director of the University of South Carolina Press and has served on the board of Columbia’s One Book, One Community program. He currently serves on the board of the Friends of South Carolina Libraries, is a member of the affiliates committee of the American Writers Museum, and is also on the board of governors of the SC Academy of Authors, which is South Carolina’s literary hall of fame. In this episode, Jonathan reads an excerpt from Conroy's Letter to the Editor of the Charleston Gazette.
Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses South Carolina's rich literary heritage with Aïda Rogers. Aïda is a writer and editor whose feature journalism has won national and regional awards. She has worked in newspapers, television, and magazines and has coauthored Stop Where the Parking Lot's Full, a guidebook to South Carolina's favorite restaurants, and she also edited three volumes of State of the Heart: South Carolina Writers on the Places They Love published by the University of South Carolina Press. She has also worked closely with Writing South Carolina, which is a high school writing contest sponsored by the University of South Carolina Honors College.
Dr. Curtis Rogers interviews author, Jerred Metz. Jerred has had many careers beginning with English professor and returning to it after two and a half decades in 2002. He taught creative writing at the University of Minnesota, Webster College in St. Louis, and Coker University in Hartsville, South Carolina. He is the author of six poetry books and six prose books and his latest book is Bellicourt Tunnel: The crowning battle of the Great War. You can learn more about Jerred and his writing at his website, jerredmetz.com.