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Regional Authors Exhibit
January 17, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - March 8, 2019 @ 9:00 pmFree
Come visit our history exhibit featuring regional authors Starkey Flythe Jr., Edison Tesla Marshall and John Shaw Billings.
All three writers have been recognized for their talent through the years, whether short stories or fiction or for their work in magazines and newspapers.
Edison Marshall, a fiction writer, was the author of 20 popular novels and a collection of short stories. Several of his novels, including The Viking, were made into Hollywood movies in the 1940s and 1950s. Starkey Flythe (Edison Marshalls’ nephew) has won many awards for his poetry and short stories. John Shaw Billings was born at Redcliff plantation in 1898 and spent his entire life in journalism. He was the national affairs editor for Time magazine then went on to be a managing editor of Life magazine. Returning to Redcliff upon his retirement, he refurbished the property. He then bequeathed the plantation to the state of South Carolina upon his death.