Attended thus far two of the Open Book Writer's series held in the Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library in the Cooper Library of the University of South Carolina. Missed the first, but have been able to see David Mitchell and Jennifer Egan. Both were interesting and entertaining, in different ways. Mitchell was more off-the-cuff, while Egan came prepared. Attendance seems mostly by older patrons, academics; would love to see more students there. Nice facility for talks as well. Saw Judy Baughman at one of the events.
One special moment was rubbing up against Joseph Heller's desk, with his typewriter and lamp, which is held by USC, which has his papers.