Sue Monk Kidd to be inducted into S.C. literary hall of fame

Kidd Stuff

The S.C. Academy of Authors will induct three new writers into the state’s literary hall of fame in March. Charleston’s own Sue Monk Kidd, author of The Secret Life of Bees, The Mermaid Chair, and Traveling with Pomegranates, is among the recognized.

Kidd’s debut novel Bees rocketed her to the top of the best-seller lists in 2002. She’s currently at work on a historical novel.

The other new hall-of-famers include author and poet Percival Everett as well as the late poet Gamel Woolsey, who died in 1968. An awards ceremony will take place at USC Aiken on March 18. Tickets are $35. For more info, see For more on Kidd, check out

Support the Charleston City Paper

We’ve been covering Charleston since 1997 and plan to be here with the latest and Best of Charleston for many years to come. In a time where local journalism is struggling, the City Paper is investing in the future of Charleston as a place where diverse, engaging views can flourish. We can't do it without our readers. If you'd like to support local, independent journalism:



Sullivan’s Island gallery steps up its game

Erica Jackson Curran

For the last few years, the Island Gallery next to Poe’s Tavern on Sullivan’s Island has churned out standard Lowcountry fare for the tourist crowd. Looking to switch up their offerings, owners Everrett White and Gamil Awad are rebranding themselves as the contemporary White Gallery.


CofC’s annual Cougar Night Lights kicks off Wednesday

Cougar Night Lights opens to the public Wednesday night, making its 2020 debut with half-hour programs starting at 5:30 p.m. and running until 9 p.m. that will be repeated nightly through Jan. 1 at the College of Charleston’s Cistern Yard. The show was designed, produced and created by CofC alumnus John Reynolds, a multi-Emmy Award-winning […]

Post House adds weekend brunch with seasonal bites, cocktails and baked treats

Mount Pleasant restaurant Post House added brunch last weekend.

Before You Go: Mobile vaccine shelters; Tax proposal concerns West Ashley councilman

South Carolina health officials reported 1,243 new cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday, with 4 additional confirmed deaths.

City names Nov. 24 as Jack Bass and Nathalie Dupree Day

Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg proclaimed Nov. 24 as Jack Bass and Nathalie Dupree Day for their contributions to the community and culture of Charleston ahead of their move to North Carolina. According to the proclamation delivered during Tuesday’s City Council meeting, Tecklenburg noted Bass and Dupree have left “unique and lasting contributions to the culture […]