The Moveable Feast: January 2015 Literary Luncheons

 

The Moveable Feast

 

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 Grand Strand restaurants. For each feast, the chef prepares an exquisite menu, typically unavailable during the restaurant’s public hours. Founded and managed by CLASSThe Moveable Feast showcases authors selected by Litchfield Books.

Here are The Moveable Feast January 2015 Luncheons:

Mansfield Plantation: A Legacy on the Black River by Christopher Boyle

Friday, January 9, 2015 at Kimbel’s in Wachesaw

Standing on the banks of the Black River, Mansfield Plantation is a living testament to antebellum rice plantations. In 1718, it started as a five-hundred-acre land grant near the upstart village of Georgetown. The main house was built around 1800, and the plantation soon grew to nearly one thousand acres. John and Sallie Middleton Parker returned the property to the Man-Taylor-Lance-Parker family, a line of ownership dating back 150 years. Ongoing preservation projects ensure that future generations can explore and appreciate one of the most well-preserved rice plantations in America. Plantation historian Christopher C. Boyle captures the spirit of Mansfield Plantation and unravels the many mysteries of its past.

How to Climb the Eiffel Tower by Elizabeth Hein

Friday, January 16, 2015 at Inlet Affairs

Lara Blaine believes that she can hide from her past by clinging to a rigid routine of work and exercise. She endures her self-imposed isolation until a cancer diagnosis cracks her hard exterior. Lara’s journey through cancer treatment should be the worst year of her life. Instead, it is the year that she learns how to live. She befriends Jane, another cancer patient who teaches her how to be powerful even in the face of death. Accepting help from the people around her allows Lara to confront the past and discover that she is not alone in the world. With the support of her new friends, Lara gains the courage to love and embrace life. Like climbing the Eiffel Tower, the year Lara meets Jane is tough, painful and totally worth it.

Stolen Charleston by J. Grahame Long 

Friday, January 23, 2015 at Austin’s Ocean One Restaurant

During both the American Revolution and the Civil War, Charleston was not just a symbolic target but also one of the wealthiest – at least until the shelling started. Once the redcoats of 1780 and the Yankees of 1865 stormed in, nary a church, business or private home was spared fevered plundering. Worse, Charleston’s own home front defenders oftentimes helped themselves to unguarded heirlooms. In 1779, Eliza Wilkinson’s shoe buckles were stolen right off her feet. In 1865, Union soldiers butchered several of Williams Middleton’s valuable water buffalo and stole the others, some of which were later found at the Central Park Zoo in New York City. Join author and historian Long as he recounts the looting and lost treasures of Charleston.

Praise on Purpose: A Year of Uplifting Words by Linda Grabeman

Friday, January 30, 2015 at Carefree Catering

Life can strain our nerves, sap our energy and stoop our shoulders. God wants to lift up our heads and lighten our hearts. Breast cancer survivor Grabeman follows her popular book No Prissy Shoes that described her journey to health, with this 365-day devotional which draws people to that longed-for quiet place with the Lord. Away from the rat-race and noise of the world, it reminds them day after day just how much God delights in them and longs to be involved in their lives. But even better, it assures them that His relentless mercy and grace remain constant whether they have a great day or absolutely blow it.

Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story by Rick Bragg

*SATURDAY, January 31, 2015 at Pawleys Plantation

One of the greatest Southern storytellers of our time, Pulitzer Prize winning and New York Times bestselling author Rick Bragg tracks down one of the greatest rock and rollers of all time, Jerry Lee Lewis – and gets his own story, from the source, for the very first time. A monumental figure on the American landscape, Jerry Lee Lewis spent his childhood raising hell in Ferriday, Louisiana and Natchez, Mississippi; galvanized the world with hit records like Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On and Great Balls of Fire, that gave rock and roll its edge; caused riots and boycotts with his incendiary performances; nearly scuttled his career by marrying his thirteen-year-old second cousin – his third wife of seven; ran a decades-long marathon of drugs, drinking and women; nearly met his maker, twice; suffered the deaths of two sons and two wives, and the indignity of an IRS raid that left him with nothing but the broken-down piano he started with; performed with everyone from Elvis Presley to Keith Richards to Bruce Springsteen to Kid Rock – and survived it all to be hailed as “one of the most creative and important figures in American popular culture and a paradigm of the Southern experience.”

 

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. Most Feasts are $25. Reservations may be made online or by phone at (843) 235-9600.