Moveable Feast

  • Friday, May 16, 2014

The Moveable Feast offers literary luncheons with exciting authors at area restaurants.

Since 1998, this popular series of literary luncheons, each featuring an established or debuting author, is held on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at a variety of Waccamaw Neck restaurants.

Founded and managed by CLASS, The Moveable Feast showcases authors selected by Litchfield Books.

Books may be purchased from them in advance or at the Feast with a 10-percent discount. After each Moveable Feast, the author adjourns to the bookstore at 2 p.m. to sign for those unable to attend the luncheon. Paid reservations for the Moveable Feast are requested by the Wednesday prior to the event.

Most Feasts are $25.

Reservations may be made onsite at Art Works inside the Chocolate and Coffee House at the Litchfield Exchange, online at www.ClassAtPawleys.com, or by phone, 235-9600.

May 23 – John Warley

(A Southern Girl) at Carefree Catering

This first publication of the new River Story Books, edited by Pat Conroy, is “…a stunning achievement … a beautifully written and heartfelt account of a father’s love for an adopted daughter, and his struggles in helping her find her own identity in an elite yet conflicted society. Based on the author’s own experiences, this triumphant story belongs to anyone who has ever loved, grieved, questioned, rejoiced, despaired and risked it all for the strongest bond of all, that glorious, undefinable unit we call family.” – Cassandra King

May 30 – William (Billy) Baldwin

(Charles Town, The Novel: Being the Adventures of David Balfour in the New World) at Caffe Piccolo

Baldwin’s Charles Town picks up where Robert Lewis Stevenson’s historical novels (Kidnapped and Catriona), about a Scottish lad’s abduction to the Carolina colony for a life of rank servitude, left off. The kidnapped lad, David Balfour of the House of Shaw, does not end up shipwrecked on the rocks of Scotland’s western isles where Stevenson left him. No, David and fellow Scotsman Alan Breck, a fervent Jacobite, arrive in mid-September 1751 at Charles Town, where the adventure continues along the Cooper River wharfs, inside a Chalmers Street tavern, in the shadow of towering St. Philip’s steeple, among restless natives and more restless ghosts who haunt the peninsula’s marshy dump on the Ashley River.

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