Richland Library hosting prominent journalists turned authors


In collaboration with two community-wide initiatives, Richland Library is excited to present back-to-back visits with two award-winning journalists. Please join us for the following events:
An Evening with Leonard Pitts, Jr. is scheduled for 7 p.m., Thursday February 23 at 701 Whaley (701 Whaley Street).
A Conversation with Cokie Roberts is scheduled for 4 p.m., Friday, February 24 at our Main location (1431 Assembly Street).

Pitts and Roberts (Photo Contributed.)

An Evening with Leonard Pitts, Jr. is the culminating event to One Book, One Community, an initiative where we encouraged everyone to read this year’s selection, Grant Park, throughout February. The emotionally-charged novel takes a provocative look at black and white relations in contemporary America, blending the absurd and the poignant in a powerfully well-crafted narrative. Local residents have an opportunity to engage in a discussion with the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and get their books signed.

A Conversation with Cokie Roberts is part of this year’s Deckle Edge Literary Festival, a weekend-long initiative that offers programs and activities geared toward readers and writers. The author of more than eight books, primarily focusing on women’s roles in political history, she plans to share her most recent work, the stunning picture book, Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation. Roberts, who has more than 40 years of broadcast experience and is the winner of three Emmys, is taking part in a book signing as well.

Both events are free and open to the public.

For questions, please contact Emily Stoll at 803-587-3637 or email

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