A Vanishing Southland: The Loss of Ways and Traditions.

Join author Tom Poland as he speaks about “the vanishing ways, places, and traditions that have blessed the South with a sense of place: small towns that close at noon Wednesdays, vanishing country stores, telephoning fish, wasp attacks in church, casting spells to remove warts, and more. He brings the Southland of yesteryear alive … despite change and newcomers the South lives on.” Poland will be speaking at the Elgin Branch of the Kershaw County Library on Monday, February 13 at 7 PM.

According to his website, Tom Poland is the author of twelve books and more than 1,000 magazine features. A Southern writer, his work has appeared in magazines throughout the South. Currently a resident of Columbia, Tom grew up in Lincoln County, Georgia, where four wonderful English teachers gave him a love for language. People first came to know Tom’s work in South Carolina Wildlife magazine, where he wrote features and served as managing editor.

Among his recent books are Classic Carolina Road Trips from ColumbiaGeorgialina, A Southland, As We Knew It, and his and Robert Clark’s latest volume of Reflections of South Carolina.

The Elgin Branch is located at 2652 Main St. For more information on this program, contact the Elgin Branch at 803-438-7881 or visit our website at www.kershawcountylibrary.org.

This program is sponsored by South Carolina Humanities, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities; inspiring, engaging and enriching South Carolinians with programs on literature, history, culture, and heritage.