In the mist of everyday life—the challenges of work, family and just getting by—it is easy to get stuck in a cycle that saps the creativity out of you. That’s why it’s so important to surround yourself with people who inspire you. I’ve been so fortunate to foster friendships with area writers, artists and inspirational people.
A few years ago, I stumbled upon another creativity gem, the SC Book Festival in Columbia, SC. The SC Book Festival is a program of The Humanities Council SC. Each year the SC Book Festival brings local, regional and national authors together for a weekend of panel discussions, presentations and book signings. On Friday, Writing Workshops are offered for a fee. The programs on Saturday and Sunday are free.
The SC Book Festival is a wonderful chance to meet authors who have made it – who have actually been published—and hear their stories. It is also an opportunity to realize that these are real people who had real struggles who persevered to make their goal. Their stories are food for the creative soul.