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Caught in the Creative Act: Writers Talk about their Writing

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Nobel Prize recipient Salman Rushdie and National Book Award winner Joyce Carol Oates are among the featured writers who will participate in the popular series of free community readings and lectures at the University of South Carolina.

Caught in the Creative Act will take place 5:45-7pm Mondays and Wednesdays in Gambrell Hall auditorium. This year's course has two sessions: Sept.17th-Oct.3rd and March 17th-April 9th. Classes are free and open to the public but registration is required.

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Amy Stockwell Mercer is a freelance writer living in Charleston, SC with her husband and three sons. An MFA graduate in Creative Writing from Queens University, she writes about art and artist profiles for Charleston Magazine, The City Paper, Charleston Art Mag, and Art Papers. Amy also writes about living with chronic illness, and is finishing a book about women with diabetes for Demos Health. When she needs to get out of her own head, she teaches college students how to write the 5 paragraph essay. You can read more of her writing at her website.

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