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Piccolo Spoleto Literary Festival: Writing Faith and Doubt in the Contemporary South: Walker Percy's Legacy with Dr. Farrell O' Gorman 

When: Fri., June 4, 3-4 p.m. 2010
Price: $16
www.piccolospoleto.com

Dr. Farrell O'Gorman of DePaul University will talk about larger trends in Southern fiction by way of particular attention to the work of one leading writer - Walker Percy. Percy's family history, scientific education, and interest in philosophy and religion all prepared him to discover a contemporary region of shopping malls and interstates that seemed imbued with as much meaning as any older South. Part of the Piccolo Spoleto Literary Festival.

Who says books are boring?
The Charleston Library Society will bring an eclectic variety of speakers to Charleston. Authors will talk about local history, poets, and vampires

He vants to suck your blood
A direct descendent of Bram Stoker, Dacre Stoker will present Dracula: The Undead, a sequel to his great-grand uncle's story. Maybe a movie version will revitalize Winona Ryder's career.

All this, and Andy Rooney
60 Minutes producer Robert G. Anderson Jr. was there when Mike Wallace asked Dr. Jack Kevorkian the tough questions. Attending Anderson's lecture June 5 certainly won't have you considering doctor-assisted suicide.

— Susan Cohen

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