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Events for the week of March 6-13

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Charleston Library Society | Tiana Clark

Author and poet Tiana Clark hosts a talk and a seminar at the Charleston Library Society this weekend. Local poet and co-founder of the literary nonprofit The Unspoken Word, Derek Berry opens for Clark on Friday night; their talk is followed by a free reception. On Saturday Clark hosts a reading and seminar. Clark's book, I Can't Talk About the Trees Without the Blood will be available for purchase.

Fri. March 8 at 7 p.m. Free to attend. Sat. March 9, 10 a.m.-noon. $15/general, $10/members. Free/students. Charleston Library Society, 164 King St. Downtown. poetrysocietysc.org

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Ink Meets Paper | Itinerant Printer

Chris Fritton a.k.a. The Itinerant Printer, visits Ink Meets Paper this Thursday. This event is free and open to the public and features tales from Fritton's travels alongside a pop-up exhibition and shop. Fritton has been traveling across the country for four years now, producing unique prints at various letterpress print shops in the U.S. Fritton works only with paper and ink and whatever other tools these shops have to offer him. Fritton recently completed a coffee table book cataloguing his years-long adventure, a book that is described as "part cultural anthropology, part philosophical musing, and part poetic digression." The book, which will be available for purchase at this event, is a series of vignettes, the "ultimate index" of Fritton's printing journey.

Thurs. March 7, 6-8 p.m. Free to attend. Ink Meets Paper, 4411 Spruill Ave. North Charleston. inkmeetspaper.com

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Halls Signature Events | The Lost Prince: A Search for Pat Conroy

Writer and novelist Michael Mewshaw, the author of 22 books, visits Charleston to talk about his memoir, The Lost Prince: A Search for Pat Conroy. NPR has called Mewshaw "the best novelist in America that nobody knows." Mewshaw was friends with Conroy when he was writing Prince of Tides, and the two had a falling out. In this book Mewshaw has written about what happened between him and Conroy, fulfilling a promise that he made to one day tell the story.

Mon. March 11 at noon. $32. Halls Signature Events, 5 Faber St. Downtown. bluebicyclebooks.com

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Emmett Robinson Theatre | CofC Piano Series

Orion Weiss will be performing the third concert in the College of Charleston's International Piano Series 29th season with works by Maurice Ravel, Johannes Brahms, and Dmitri Shostakovich. Weiss has previously worked with the Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony and New York Philharmonic. Weiss will also offer a master class that is free and open to the public on Wed. March 13, at 11 a.m. in the Cato Center for the Arts, room 237. The College's Music Department will also perform.

Tues. March 12 at 7:30 p.m. $20/general, Free/students, faculty, and kids under 18. Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip St. Downtown. cofc.edu

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