Alexia Helsley from USCA spoke last year at the S.C. book festival and will return this year.
The bicentennial year of the publishing "Pride and Prejudice" will be honored at the festival.
Staff Photo by Stephanie Turner
Carl Purdy from Sand Hills String Band performs during one of the Aiken Choral Society's rehearsals this week.
Richard Paul Evans, author of "The Christmas Box," appeared last year and will be there this year.
This promotional photo is done by John Westbrook.