The Moveable Feast: Down Bohicket Road by Mary Whyte


A Literary Luncheon with Mary Whyte, author of Down Bohicket Road

A literary luncheon featuring Down Bohicket Road by Mary Whyte takes place at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 14, 2012 at Austin’s Ocean One restaurant at Litchfield Inn in Pawleys Island. This artist’s journey includes two decades worth of watercolors – depicting a select group of Gullah women of Johns Island, South Carolina, and their stories. In 1991, following Mary Whyte’s recovery from a year of treatment for cancer, she and her husband moved to a small sea island near Charleston, seeking a new home where they could reinvent themselves far removed from the hectic pace of Philadelphia. In this remote corner of the South, Whyte first met Alfreda LaBoard and her devoted group of seniors who gathered weekly to make quilts, study the Bible, and socialize in a small rural church on Bohicket Road. Descendants of lowcountry slaves, these longtime residents of the island influenced Whyte’s life and art in astonishing and unexpected ways.

Since 1998, The Moveable Feast, founded and coordinated by Community Learning About Special Subjects (CLASS), features literary luncheons with established or debuting authors at area restaurants on Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The cost is $25 each (some exceptions). Paid registration is requested by Wednesday, December 12, 2012 for this event, and you can register here. Participation includes 10% off the purchase price of the featured book. Each Feast is followed by a signing at Litchfield Books at 2:00 p.m. For more information, please call (843) 235-9600.