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SC Academy of Authors : a Reading

Join us for this very exciting night! We’re beyond proud to kick off the 2022 Induction Weekend ceremonies of the South Carolina  Academy of Authors with a Reading by the inductees: Tommy Hays, Glenis Redmond, and our very own Ashley Warlick!

Join us at the bookstore at Friday, April 8 at 5:30 p.m. This is a free event!

The Academy honors the state’s most distinguished writers—past and present—and promotes their literature’s influence on South Carolina’s cultural heritage. These three writers have been selected for membership to the Academy of Authors this year, and will read from their work:

Tommy Hays. A Furman University graduate, Hays is the author of The Pleasure Was Mine, which was a finalist for the SIBA Fiction Award, as well as three other novels, some set in Greenville. He recently retired as director of the Great Smokies Writing Program at UNC Asheville. Hays was recently awarded to the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the highest civilian honor bestowed by the governor of North Carolina.

Glenis Redmond. A recipient of the South Carolina Governor’s Award for the Arts, Redmond served as poet-in-residence at the Peace Center 2016-2019, and her poetry has been showcased on NPR, PBS, The New York Times, and elsewhere. Her fourth volume of poetry, The Listening Skin, will be published by Four Way Books this year. She has served as a Kennedy Center Teaching Artist and performs literary outreach nationwide.

Ashley Warlick. The author of four novels, Warlick is a recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her most recent novel, The Arrangement, based on the life of the culinary writer MFK Fisher, was published by Penguin Random House. Additionally, she  teaches in the Master of Fine Arts Program at Queens University and serves as the Book Buyer for M. Judson Booksellers, your literary hub in downtown Greenville.

A fourth Greenville writer, the late George Brown Tindall (1921-2006), also is being inducted into the Academy of Authors. A distinguished scholar/historian, Brown published more than 40 articles and a half-dozen books, including The Emergence of the New South 1913-1945 and The Disruption of the Solid South. His America: A Narrative History, published in 1984, became one of the most successful textbooks of the next two decades, selling more than 1.5 million copies. 

The induction of these four writers is being held Saturday, April 9 at 6 p.m. at a ticketed dinner at Furman University’s Younts Center. For more information about the induction and the South Carolina Academy of Authors, visit scacademyofauthors.com. 


Apr 08 2022


5:30 pm - 7:00 pm




M. Judson
130 S Main St Greenville, SC 29601
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