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Upcoming Events

February 26, 2020

Book Review Club (Private)

Description: Book review club

Location: Spartanburg, SC

February 28

Movable Feast through Litchfield Books

Description: Lunch and signing - Lunch at Kimbel's, signing at Litchfield Books.

Location: Kimbel's - 1930 Governors Landing Rd, Murrells Inlet, SC

Location: Litchfield Books - 11421 Ocean Hwy, Unit D, Pawleys Island, SC

Time: 11 AM luncheon, 2 PM signing at store

Notes: Reserve & pay here - https://www.litchfieldbooks.com/events/page/2/

March 2

Book Publication

Bells for Eli will be published on March 2, 2020. It will be available at Barnes & Noble online, Amazon, and independent bookstores!

March 2

Southern Lit Alliance

Description: Writing workshop: "Family Stories: Evoking Emotion in Your Characters" from 5:00 - 6:30 PM and Book Talk from 7:00 - 8:00 PM. Purchase tickets here.

Location: The Arts Bldg, 301 East 11th St., Chattanooga, TN

Time: 5:00 - 6:30 PM , 7:00 - 8:00 PM

March 4

"Meet Susan Zurenda" at MacIntosh Books

Description: Talk followed by a signing

Location: 2330 Palm Ridge Rd, Sanibel, FL

Time: 3:00 PM

March 5

Workshop Presentation with Q&A

Description: Workshop presentation with Q&A, "Family Stories: Evoking Emotion in Your Characters"

Location: Florida Gulf Coast University, Herald Court Centre, 117 Herald Ct, Punta 

Gorda, FL

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Notes: Registration information available at: https://www.fgcu.edu/academics/ced/

March 5

Copperfish Books Event

Description: Talk on "Cousin Culture" and book signing

Location: Cooperfish Books, 103 West Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, FL

Time: 6:00 PM

March 6

South County Regional Library

Description: Writing workshop - Family Stories: Evoking Emotion in Your Characters

Location: 21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero, FL

Time: 2:00 PM

March 6 & 7

Southwest Florida Reading Festival

Description: "An Evening with the Authors" on March 6 and speaking on March 7

Location: Fort Myers, FL

Time: March 6 (5 PM - 9 PM), March 7 (10 AM - 4 PM)

March 8

Indian Lake Estates Book Club (ILE Book Club)

Description: Presentation, book signing, and reception in library

Location: Indian River Library - 7510 Red Grange Boulevard, Indian River Estates, FL

Time: 3:30 PM

March 9

WNBA Charlotte's Meet the Author

Description: Author Susan Zurenda for WNBA Charlotte's Spring "Meet the Authors" Evening

Location: Park Road Books, 4139 Park Rd, Charlotte, NC

Time: 7:00 PM

March 12

Spartanburg Launch

Description: Book launch, 60s theme w/DJ, food, and drink

Location: Wilson Hall at Converse College - 580 E Main St, Spartanburg, SC

Time: 5:30 - 7:30 PM (tentative)

March 15

Delicious Reads Literary Tea

Description: Featured author at Delicious Reads - hosted by Hub City Bookshop

Location: AC Marriott Hotel, 225 West Main St, Spartanburg, SC

Time: 2:00 - 5:00 PM

March 18

Country Club of Spartanburg Dinner (open to public)

Description: Dinner and author discussion of Bells for Eli at Country Club of Spartanburg

Location: 2500 Country Club Rd, Spartanburg, SC

Time: 6:30 PM

Note: Ticketed event - information will be available hubcity.org/bookshop or by calling (864) 577-9349

March 19

Summit Hills Lunch & Learn (private)

Description: Speak and sign with lunch

Location: Spartanburg, SC

Time: 12:30 PM

March 20

"Books and Bites" at the Cherokee County Library

Description: "Books and Bites", free and open to the public

Location: 300 E Rutledge Ave, Gaffney, SC 29340

Time: 12:00PM

March 22

Sumter County Library

Description: Speaking at the Sumter County Library annual Friends of the Library meeting

Location: 111 N Harvin St, Sumter, SC

Time: 3:00 PM

March 25

Beaufort Historical Association's Lunch & Learn

Description: Lunch and Learn Program; "Cousin Culture" and Bells for Eli

Location: Clawson's Restaurant, 425 Front St, Beaufort, NC 28516

Time: 12:00 PM

Note: Tickes available at the Beaufort Historical Site Welcome Center (130 Turner St) or by calling 252-728-5225; reservations available online (early 2020) at beauforthistoricalsite.org

March 25

Crystal Coast Country Club Author Dinner

Description: Book talk and signing at Country Club of the Crystal Coast

Location: 152 Oakleaf Dr, Pine Knoll Shores, NC

Time: Cocktails at 5:00 PM, Dinner & Presentation at 6:00 PM

Note: Call for reservations at 252-726-1034, ext. 2

March 26

Writers Workshop

Description: Writing Workshop - Family Stories: Evoking Emotion in Your Characters

Location: Beaufort Historic Site Visitor Center and Museum, 130 Turner St, Beaufort, NC

Phone: (252) 728-5225

Time: 10:00 AM with lunch afterward with participants

March 28

Private Party

Description: Private home cocktail party

Location: Chapel Hill, NC

Time: 5:30 PM

March 31

Literary Guild of St. Simons Island

Description: "Meet the Author" - free for guild members, $10 for non-members

Location: Room 108, St. Simons Island Casino Building, 550 Beachview Dr., St. Simons Island, GA

Time: 10:30 AM

Note: Reservations preferred: litguildssi.org

April 1

Hands-on Workshop, Books and Bites

Description: Workshop "Family Stories: Evoking Emotion in Your Characters" at 10 AM followed by "Books and Bites" with author talk from 12 - 1:30 PM

Location: Fernandina Beach Branch Library, 25 N 4th St, Fernandina Beach, FL

Time: 10AM - 1:30 PM

Note: More information on registering for the workshop is available by calling The Book Loft: (904) 261-8991

April 7

Pointers Book Club and Guest Bookclubs (private)

Description: Speak and sign/appetizers, drinks, and desserts

Location: Lake Keowee, Seneca, SC

Time: 6:00 PM

April 8

Book Talk and Tea hosted by Milton Branch Library and Bookmiser

Description: Book talk and tea

Location: Milton Branch Library, 855 Mayfield Rd, Milton GA

Time: 1:00 PM

April 8

First Presbyterian Church Book Club Talk (Private)

Description: Book club talk

Location: Marietta, GA

Time: 6:15 PM

April 9

Book Exchange Bookstore

Description: Workshop on "Family Stories: Evoking Emotion in Your Characters" followed by book talk and signing

Location: The Book Exchange, 2932 Canton Rd, #220, Marietta, GA

Time: Workshop 1:00 - 2:30 PM , Book signing 3:00 - 4:30 PM

Notes: The fee to participate in the workshop is the purchase of a copy of Bells for Eli. Call the store at (770) 427-4848 to reserve a spot in the workshop. Author talk is free and open to the public

April 9

Private Party

Description: Private home cocktail party

Location: Marietta, GA

April 14

Tea and Topics, Too Book Club Luncheon (private)

Description: Private event

Location: Spartanburg, SC

April 15 & 16

Colonial Dames SC Meeting (private)

Description: Book table and signing

Location: Spartanburg, SC

Time: Various

April 19

Private Party

Description: Cocktail party for Converse College Alumnae & others

Location: Houston, TX

Time: TBD

April 21

Junior League Transfer Sustainers Book Club (private)

Description: Speaking and signing

Location: Houston, TX

Time: TBD

April 23 - 26

Six Bridges Book Festival

Description: Speaking and signing

Location: Little Rock, AR

Time: TBD

April 28

Talladega Armstrong-Osborne Public Library

Description: Speaking and signing - dinner afterwards with Historic Bookworms Book Club

Location: 202 South Street E, Talladega, AL

Time: 5:00 PM

April 29

Ernest and Hadley Booksellers

Description: Book talk on background and inspiration for Bells for Eli

Location: 1928 7th Street, Tuscaloosa, AL

Time: 5:00 PM

May 5

The Country Bookshop

Description: Speaking and signing

Location: 140 NW Broad St., Southern Pines, NC

Time: 5:00 PM

May 7

North Myrtle Beach Library

Description: "Coffee with Friends Gathering"

Location: 901 1st Ave S, North Myrtle Beach, SC

Time: 10:00 AM

Note: No reservation needed

May 7

"Books and Bites" at My Sister's Books

Description: Books and bites event

Location: 13057 Ocean Hwy # C, Pawleys Island, SC

Time: 2:00 PM

May 11

Sun City Carolina Lakes (private)

Description: Speaking event; topic "The Small-town South of the 60s in relation to Bells for Eli

Location: 1353 Del Webb Blvd, Fort Mill, SC; Lodge ballroom at Sun City Carolina Lakes

Time: 7:00 PM

May 14

An Evening at the Wade-Beckham House

Description: Cocktail party, book talk, and fundraiser for the Katawba Valley Land Trust 

Location: 3385 Great Falls Highway, Lancaster, SC 29720

Time: 5:30 - 7:00 PM

Notes: Tickets payable at door. Reservations strongly recommended. Call (803) 285-5801 or email kvlt@comporium.net by May 8

May 16

Main Street Reads

Description: "Meet the Author" and book signing at Main Street Reads

Location: 115 South Main St, Summerville SC

Time: 10:30 - 1:00 PM 

May 17

Summerville Library Main Branch

Description: Speaking and signing

Location: 76 Old Trolley Rd., Summerville, SC

Time: 2:00 PM

May 19

Snee Farm Garden Club (private)

Description: Speaking and signing

Location: Mt. Pleasant, SC

Time: 10:30 AM

May 21

The Pat Conroy Literary Center

Description: Book presentation and signing

Location: 905 Port Republic St, Beaufort, SC

Time: 5:30 PM

Note: patconroyliterarycenter.org

May 22

The Pat Conroy Literary Center

Description: Lecture and signing

Location: 905 Port Republic St, Beaufort, SC

Time: 10:00 AM

June 1

Lecture-style Writing Workshop

Description: Writing workshop - Family Stories: Evoking Emotion in Your Characters followed by an evening presentation at Henderson County Public Library

Location: 301 N. Washington St, Hendersonville, NC

Time: 2:00 PM for writing workshop, and 6:00 PM for author presentation on "The Small-Town South in the 60s"

June 15

M. Judson Booksellers

Description: Cocktails and Conversation with Susan Beckham Zurenda

Location: TBA in Greenville, SC

Time: 7:00 PM

June 17

"Books and Bites" Literary Luncheon

Description: "Books and Bikes" Literary Luncheon hosted by Friends of The Mountain Branch Library

Location: Lake Lure Inn - 2771 Memorial Hwy, Lake Lure, NC

Time: Meet & Greet at 11 AM, followed by Lunch and Book Talk at 11:30 AM

Notes: To register, call the library at (828) 287-6392, or in person at 150 Bills Creed Rd, Lake Lure

August 8

"Books and Bites" at Highlands Hudson Library

Description: "Books and Bikes"

Location: 554 Main St, Highlands, NC

Time: 12:30 PM

Notes: Free and open to the public; food/drink served - call (828) 526-3031 for more info

August 13

Sky Valley Country Club (private)

Description: Luncheon, writing workshop, and cocktail hour

Location: Sky Valley CC, 568 Sky Valley Way, Sky Valley, GA

Time: 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

August 18

Bookends Bookstore

Description: Author talk and signing at Bookends

Location: 753 Main St, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Time: 3:00 - 5:00 PM

August 19

East Cooper Newcomer's Club

Description: Speaking and luncheon

Location: Snee Farm Country Club, 1200 Club Dr., Mount Pleasant, SC

Time: 11:15 AM

August 20

Author Talk

Description: Author Talk

Location: Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library, 509 S Dargan St, Florence, SC

Time: 6:00 PM

September 24

Reynolds Lake Oconee (private)

Description: Linger Longer Living Series with cocktail reception, keynote, and book signing

Location: Lake Club Center, Lake Club Drive, Greensboro, GA

Time: 5:00 PM

October 3

Wake Forest Lit Fest

Description: Literary Festival

Location: Wake Forest, NC

Time: TBA

October 23

Spartanburg County Historical Association "Lunch and Learn"

Description: Speaking on the small-town South in the 60's in relation to Bells for Eli

Location: Callie & John Rainey Conference Room at the Chapman Cultural Center, 200 E. Saint John St., Spartanburg, SC

Time: 12:30 PM

Notes: Call ahead reservations suggested: (864) 596-3501 - SCHA members free; general admission is $5, boxed lunch is $10

Past Events

Description: Writing workshop - Family Stories: Evoking Emotion in Your Characters

Location: Blount County Public Library, Maryville, TN

Time: 2:00 - 3:15 PM

Cormac McCarthy Festival

November 1-3, 2019

Description: "Meet and Greet" with Mercer University Press authors

Time: 3 - 4PM

Description: Author participant in Parapalooza reading

Time: 5:45 - 6:45PM

Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA)

September 13-15, 2019