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Mary Alice Monroe

True Calling: Mary Alice Monroe and Her Lowcountry Inspirations

April 13 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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The New York Times best selling author of Beach House Reunion, Mary Alice Monroe found her true calling in environmental fiction when she moved to coastal South Carolina. Her experiences living in the midst of a habitat that was quickly changing gave her a strong and important focus for her novels, including her most recent offering, On Ocean Boulevard. Monroe will share how she was captivated by and found inspiration in the beauty and fragility of her new home, and provide the audience with a sneak peek at her forthcoming book The Summer of Lost & Found. Books will be available for purchase and signing following the luncheon, and guests may pre-order copies of The Summer of Lost & Found.

Food for Thought Luncheon Lecture Series:
This is an event in the Food for Thought Luncheon Lecture Series. The luncheon lecture series takes place in an informal setting at the historic Captain James Missroon House, c. 1808. Join us atop Charleston’s High Battery and enjoy a commanding view of Charleston Harbor and the antebellum mansions along East Battery. Please note there is limited seating capacity as we will be socially distancing.

Participants will enjoy a casual light lunch of salads and sandwiches.

There is limited off-site parking.

Ticket Information:

  • Advance purchase is required.
  • $55 per person
  • A 3% processing fee will be added to the purchase of these tickets upon checkout.
  • All ticket purchases are refundable until March 1. If, after March 1, Historic Charleston Foundation cancels the event due to COVID concerns, the ticket price will be refunded. Please read the Ticket Sales Policy.

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