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Happenings: Book signings and talks, author tribute, new releases

Feb 1, 2020

Authors celebrate Anne Rivers Siddons

Authors, poets, educators and others will gather at the Charleston County Public Library’s main branch, 68 Calhoun St., 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, to celebrate the life and legacy of novelist Anne Rivers Siddons, who died in September.

This free program will be followed by an open reception hosted by the Charleston Friends of the Library.

Siddons, a Charleston resident since 1998, was the author of many best-selling novels, including “Heartbreak Hotel,” made into a feature film in 1989; “Peachtree Road,” with more than a million copies in print; and “The House Next Door,” adapted for a Lifetime Network movie in 2006.

At the Feb. 7 program, speakers will share stories and experiences and a short video by Henry Hagerty will be screened. Participants include Mary Alice Monroe (emcee), Cassandra King Conroy, Nathalie Dupree, Cynthia Graubart, Barbara G.S. Hagerty, Henry Hagerty, Patti Callahan Henry, Josephine Humphreys, Alex Sanders and Marjory Wentworth.

For more information about the program, go to or call 843-805-6930.


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