The Moveable Feast: August 2013 Literary Luncheons

Literary luncheons with authors at Grand Strand area restaurants

Since 1998, The Moveable Feast features an established or debuting author. This series of literary luncheons takes place every Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at a variety of Waccamaw Neck restaurants. Founded and managed by CLASSThe Moveable Feast showcases authors selected by Litchfield Books.

Here are The Moveable Feast August 2013 luncheons:

***Friday, August 2, 2013 & Friday, August 9, 2013 ~ No Moveable Feast***

Duel of the Heart

Duel of the Heart by Rose Tomlin 

Friday, August 16, 2013 at Inlet Affairs

In her debut historical fiction novel about Theodosia Burr Alston, Charleston author Tomlin explores the controversy Theodosia experienced throughout her life. Torn by her love for her father and her husband, two powerful political figures during the infancy of the United States, Theodosia is forced to make life-altering decisions. An agonizing stretch of her loyalties plays out against a backdrop of intriguing early-1800 events. “In telling her story, I have held hard to historical facts, though I confess to flights of imagination in the yawning gaps where research material is non-existent. Theodosia’s scrupulously-kept journal has never been found, so I composed her entries, relying on a number of actual resources and taking some license in improvising what she might have penned.” Tomlin’s tale repeatedly juxtaposes the hopes of a woman determined to make her mark and the reality of immutable circumstances. The story moves like quicksilver to a heart-rending conclusion.

First South Carolinians

First South Carolinians by Kate Salley Palmer

Friday, August 23, 2013 at Kimbel’s in Wachesaw

Award-winning South Carolina artist, author and cartoonist, Kate Salley Palmer has been writing and illustrating picture books (more than a dozen) since 1991. Her latest is about the culture of the native people of South Carolina, co-written by husband Jim and illustrated by their son, James Palmer, Jr. Before European contact, there were over 30 tribes of native people who lived in present-day South Carolina. Europeans – first, the Spanish and then, the French – wrote about the native people. Based on these accounts, the book describes how the native people lived and the vivid illustrations show how they dressed, hunted, cultivated crops, built their dwellings, made their canoes and hunting tools and participated in games and ceremonies, some of which are still practiced today. The authors stopped the story after first contact with the Europeans, who brought diseases, pigs, guns, knives, metal tools, rum and other things which greatly changed the culture and diminished the numbers of our native people.

***Friday, August 30, 2013 ~ No Moveable Feast*** 

 Your participation includes 10% off the purchase price of the featured book at Litchfield Books, and each Feast is followed by a signing at Litchfield Books at 2:00 p.m. Paid reservations for The Moveable Feast are requested by the Wednesday prior to the event. Most Feasts are $25. Reservations may be made online at or by phone at (843) 235-9600.