About the Tri-County Literary Celebration…

We are excited to announce that the 3rd Annual Tri-County Literary Celebration will return to beautiful Old Santee Canal Park in Moncks Corner, SC on March 4th, 2017. Come meet local authors, explore the collections of local publishers, and hear local stories.

In its third year, this amazing community event continues to grow with even more festivities including: storytellers, publishers, local authors, and new this year, literacy educators and supporters from the community. You may even see one of your favorite literary characters make an appearance. We are also bringing in new partners such as Help Me Grow South Carolina for their Read Rattle & Roll event and Joggling Board Press for their Storyboard America Workshops.

The event is FREE to the public, and the published works of local authors will be available for purchase. Some authors may be able to accept credit cards, but cash is recommended.

The event is a collaboration with several community partners: The Berkeley County Library System, Berkeley County School District, Berkeley Chamber of Commerce, Old Santee Canal Park, and Cypress Gardens. The inaugural TLC event drew in more than 50 local authors and 1,000 attendees in 2015. The 2nd event hosted over 80 authors and publishers! To view photos from 2015 year’s event, click here.

For more information, please contact:

Kristen Lanier, BCLS Marketing and PR Coordinator



I want to….

Local Authors and Publishers Who Want to Exhibit and Sell Books

Corporations, Local Businesses, or Individuals Who Want to Help Support the Event Financially

Individuals or Groups Who Want To Help at the Event

Non-Profit Organizations Who Want to Join us at the Event

Meet the 2017 Authors & Publishers

We have a wonder line up this year with over 50 local authors and publishers. Check them out!

Help Me Grow South Carolina Brings Their Read Rattle & Roll Event to the TLC

New this year, the Tri-County Literary Celebration will host Read Rattle & Roll in partnership with Help Me Grow South Carolina. Read Rattle & Roll is an innovation of Help Me Grow South Carolina and was created to address the needs of families in South Carolina by increasing access to free developmental screenings in a convenient community-based location. Participating families will accompany their children through the five domains of development and complete the Ages and Stages Questionnaire, Third Edition (ASQ-3) through this interactive process. Children aged 1 month through 5 1/2 years are eligible for screening. A supervised play area is provided for families with multiple children being screen and older siblings…. Read More

Storyboard America Will Host Workshops at 3rd Annual TLC

Join us at the 3rd Annual TLC for Storyboard workshops! Whether you consider yourself a writer or not, you have a story. Storyboard workshops take the scary out of writing. We offer pathways and creative tools to help you get to your own memories, to still points in your life that help you share yourself with others. It all begins with a single moment….. Read More



Mark Jones – “All in all, it was 10 minutes of a long day in which I talked to hundreds of folks and sold dozens of books. But driving home that afternoon my mind kept returning to that first customer, that young girl with a passion for a book (my volume), and a writer (Poe, not me). It was a nice reminder that those of us who labor in often lonely trade of writing, that something we helped create and put out into the world affects others, and even if it was one 11-year old girl, it was worth the hours of work.”

Community Partners: