The Moveable Feast: November 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 November 2013 luncheons:

Lost Cantos of the Ouroboros Caves by Maggie Schein

Friday, November 1, 2013 at Tara Ballroom, Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort

A collection of fables in the literary tradition of Italo Calvino (if he were a Taoist seeker), Lost Cantos brings together medicine men, monks, immortals, witches, seekers, souls in various stages of their cycles in and out of lived-life, and the occasional talking animal, all searching for the meaning of it all and each other. Here, the well, the prairie, the mountains (the Ouroboros mountains), the pond over which a swan swims continuously as she keeps vigil for the newly dead, each fable is a meditation on love, death, growth, pain, identity, self, spirit and the natural world, as seen from the perspectives of the primal, the celestial or the spiritual. Fragile and beautifully strong, the Lost Cantos are tales and mythology for anyone seeking stories for a larger life.

Through the Evil Days by Julia Spencer-Fleming

TUESDAY, November 5, 2013 at Pawleys Plantation

Launching the eighth in her series of “novels of faith and murder for readers of literary suspense,” Spencer-Fleming returns her team of Clare Fergusson, Episcopal priest and husband Russ VanAlstyne, chief of police in their Adirondack town. A New York Times bestselling author and winner of the Agatha, Anthony, Macavity, Dilys, Barry, Nero Wolfe and Gumshoe Awards, Spencer-Fleming studied acting and history at Ithaca College and received her J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law.

Palmetto Profiles by Walter Edgar & Eric Emerson

Friday, November 8, 2013 at Pine Lakes Country Club

This South Carolina Encyclopedia Guide to the South Carolina Hall of Fame documents the lives and accomplishments of the inductees during its first 40 years. As Governor John C. West predicted in his dedication speech, the Hall of Fame has indeed become a “vital and integral part of the history and culture of South Carolina.” Nearly 90 citizens have been inducted since Apollo 16 astronaut Colonel Charles Duke, Jr., became the first honoree in 1973. Each year one contemporary and one deceased individual is recognized by the hall for outstanding contributions to South Carolina’s heritage and progress. Published on the 40th anniversary of the opening of the South Carolina Hall of Fame and drawn from biographical entries in The South Carolina Encyclopedia, this guidebook presents concise profiles of the inductees from 1973 to 2013. Palmetto Profiles, like the Hall of Fame itself, serves as a tangible link to South Carolina’s rich and complex past to the benefit of residents, visitors, and students alike. The volume also includes illustrations of all inductees and a foreword by Walter Edgar, a 2008 Hall of Fame inductee.

More Than a Likeness: The Enduring Art of Mary Whyte by Mary Whyte & Martha Severens

Friday, November 15, 2013 at Kimbel’s in Wachesaw

Historian and curator Martha R. Severens provides an intimate look into the artist’s private world in this first comprehensive book on the life and work of one of today’s most renowned watercolorists from her earliest paintings in rural Ohio and Pennsylvania, to the riveting portraits of her southern neighbors. With more than 200 full-color images of Whyte’s paintings and sketches, as well as comparison works by masters such as Winslow Homer, Andrew Wyeth and John Singer Sargent, Severens clearly illustrates how Whyte’s art has been shaped and how the artist forged her own place in the world today. Though Whyte’s academic training in Philadelphia was in oil painting, she learned the art of watercolor on her own – by studying masterworks in museums. Today Whyte’s style of watercolor painting is a unique blend of classical realism and contemporary vision, as seen in her intimate portraits of Southern blue-collar workers and elderly African American women in the South Carolina lowcountry.

Holiday Gift Books with the Litchfield Books Staff

Friday, November 22, 2013 at Sea View Inn

Join the staff of Litchfield Books, our local bookstore, for their annual preview of holiday gift recommendations non-fiction, mysteries and children’s books, literature and classics, and current fiction. Tips on great reads and good gifts with 20 books in 60 minutes. Advance readers will be given away, but not the endings.

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.