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A Summer with Southern Authors: John Lane & Phil Wilkinson

July 23, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm


The Charleston Library Society happily announces the launch of a community partnership with Evening Post Books & Buxton Books.  Beginning this summer, we will offer substantive, informative and entertaining “virtual” programs until the Library Society can resume onsite gatherings. Convening every other Thursday at 4:30PM, the series will present a diverse group of Southern Authors as they discuss their works and the influence of the South in their worlds.

“You don’t wrestle alligators. You come to terms with them.” Biologist and photographer Phil Wilkinson shares his lifetime of love, study and photography of the unique ecosystem of the Santee Delta, where he’s been on a first-name basis with some alligators for more than 40 years. Wilkinson will be in conversation with John Lane, the award-winning environmental writer who put narrative to Phil’s beautiful photos. An RSVP is required to attend this event.

All attendees will receive an email invitation to the Zoom event on Wednesday, June 24th. For any questions, contact Dutch Reutter at dreutter@charlestonlibrarysociety.org

A richly embroidered coastal South Carolina tapestry of three strands: Wildlife biologist Phillip Wilkinson’s stunning photos of the Delta’s people, wildlife and weather; his homespun stories of the place and its conservation history; and a seven-part narrative by award-winning environmental writer and Wofford College professor John Lane who shares what he has learned firsthand in the field with Phil.

With publication of this remarkable coffee-table book, the Lord Berkeley Conservation Trust and Evening Post Books have brought Wilkinson’s legacy to a wider public and celebrate the beauty and value of one of the richest and most storied places on Earth.


July 23, 2020
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm