John Bennett Circle


Member benefits plus reciprocal privileges at our sister membership libraries.

John Bennett was born in Ohio in 1865, married Susan Smythe and moved to Charleston in 1902. He was 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.