John Bennett Circle

$250 and u

ember benefits plus reciprocal privileges at our sister membership libraries

ohn Bennett was born in Ohio in 1865, married Susan Smythe and moved to Charleston in 1902. The author of children’s books including Master Skylark and Barnaby Lee, and Newberry Award Honoree The Pigtail of Ah Lee Ben Loo. Bennett also wrote local folk tales (including Doctor to the Dead and Madame Margot). Bennett cofounded the Poetry Society of South Carolina, and was an early influence on and advisor to DuBose Heyward.