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Author Talk: Tom Poland


Author Talk: Tom Poland
As part of this special exhibit, author Tom Poland will present two talks on January 22. This is limited space at the 11:00 A.M. educational event called "Lost Traditions of the South." At 7:00 P.M., join Tom for a discussion of "SC Backroads" followed by a book signing.   Sponsored by Smithsonian Institute, SC Humanities, Samsung, & Wells Fargo  


Jan 22, 2019 @ 11:00AM
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Jan 22, 2019 @ 7:00PM
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Tom Poland is the author of fourteen books and more than 2,000 magazine features and columns. Tom writes about the South, its people, culture, land, natural wealth, and beautiful detritus—ruins and abandoned places. He travels back roads looking for forgotten places, captivating people, and vestiges of bygone times.


In his own words: 


"I grew up in Lincoln County, Georgia and graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Journalism. I actually use that degree. I began as a scriptwriter, moved into magazine work, and then wandered into the book world. My work has appeared in magazines throughout the South. Among my recent books are Classic Carolina Road Trips From Columbia, Georgialina, A Southland, As We Knew It, and Reflections of South Carolina, Vol. II. Swamp Gravy, Georgia’s Official Folk Life Drama, staged my play, Solid Ground, which pleases me as I am from Georgia. April 16, 2018 my book, South Carolina Country Roads will be released.


Yep, change is my subject matter. I write a weekly column for newspapers and journals in Georgia and South Carolina about the South, its people, traditions, lifestyle, and changing culture and speak to groups across South Carolina and Georgia. I’m the editor of Shrimp, Collards & Grits, a Lowcountry lifestyle magazine.


I write about “Georgialina”—my name for eastern Georgia and South Carolina. As you’ll see, I prefer forgotten backroads and places where the pace crawls, where old mansions crumble, and orchards go untended. It’s there that I find inspiration and there that I uncover tales and ways that belong to the past. You’ll find memories, special places, and unforgettable characters in my work. I think of myself as a blue-collar historian. Maybe you will too."


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