UofSC’s popular Open Book Series begins March 27

The University of South Carolina’s Open Book, a popular annual series that makes top writers available to the community, will kick off March 27. The series features Carolina professors who will discuss the writers’ work on Mondays followed by talks with the authors held each Wednesday. All the talks, which are free and open to the public, begin at 6 p.m. and are held in the Capstone campus room unless otherwise noted.

The 2017 Open Book schedule: 

March 27, professor Gretchen Woertendyke will discuss Colm Toibin’s book, “The Master.”

March 29, author Colm Toibin.

April 3, Elise Blackwell, host of The Open Book who teaches MFA creative writing, will lead a discussion of Lily King’s novel “Euphoria.”

April 5, author Lily King.

April 10, professor Samuel Amadon will discuss “Sonata Mulattica,” by former poet laureate and Nobel prize winner Rita Dove. 

April 12, poet Rita Dove.

April 17, professor Cynthia Davis will discuss National Book Award-winning novel “The Corrections,” by Jonathan Franzen.

April 19, author Jonathan Franzen, W.W. “Hootie” Johnson Auditorium at the Darla Moore School of Business.

April 24, Elise Blackwell will discuss Arthur Phillip’s novel, “The Tragedy of Arthur.”

April 26, author Arthur Phillips.

Complete details about the Open Book Series are available online.

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