Post and Courier columnist Brian Hicks will speak at the Charleston Area League of Women Voters meeting tonight.

The event, free and open to men and women, is the beginning of the league's new "Hot Topics" initiative. Hicks will talk about South Carolina politics.

The meeting starts at 6 p.m. at the Grand Renaissance Room at the Renaissance at the Harbor condominiums on Patriots Point, 100 North Plaza Court, Mount Pleasant. For more information, go to www.lwcvharleston.org.