The Blue Bicycle Books Author’s Luncheon Series continues Fri., Oct. 8, noon to 2 pm, with two charming, funny and very Charleston writers: Josephine Humphreys (Rich in Love, others) and Beth Webb Hart (Love, Charleston, others). The talk and luncheon will be at Virginia’s Restaurant, 412 King St., followed by a dessert-and-champagne book signing at the bookstore, 420 King St.
Josephine Humphreys is a native of Charleston, and her hometown is the setting for her first three novels Dreams of Sleep, The Fireman’s Fair and Rich in Love, which was made into a 1993 movie. She graduated from Ashley Hall, studied with Reynolds Price at Duke University and is the winner of the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award and a Guggenheim Foundation. While her first three books deal with contemporary life in Charleston, her most recent novel, Nowhere Else on Earth is a historical novel about Lumbee Indians in Eastern North Carolina after the Civil War.
“Like summer heat lightning, her style is subdued and swiftly illuminating.” –Time
Beth Webb Hart is the author of Grace at Low Tide, Adelaide Piper, The Wedding Machine, and, just out this fall, Love, Charleston. She studied writing at Hollins and Sarah Lawrence and has won awards for both her writing and teaching (she is writer in residence at Ashley Hall School). Beth Webb lives in downtown Charleston with her husband, composer Edward Hart, and their two children. She lists Annie Dillard and Flannery O’Connor among her influences, and her website is bethwebbhart.com.
“Old South eccentricities mesh nicely with the spirit of the New South, and it’s clear that the author, a South Carolina native, is in comfortable territory. Her charismatic cast of characters resonates long after the last page is turned.” – The Charlotte Observer
The talk and luncheon will be at Virginia’s Restaurant, 412 King St., followed by a dessert-and-champagne book signing at the bookstore, 420 King St.
Entrée choice of:
BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwich
Smothered in homemade Carolina style BBQ sauce, topped with lettuce, tomato and onion served on a Kaiser bun accompanied with sweet potato fries and blue cheese coleslaw
Fried Green Tomato BLT
Buttermilk soaked and cornmeal buttered, pan-fried green tomatoes layered with arugula and Applewood smoked bacon, dressed with Creole mayonnaise and served on Texas toast accompanied with sweet potato fires and blue cheese coleslaw
Garnished with apples, celery, raisins, and walnuts, served with grilled Tuscan bread
Fri., Oct. 8, 2010, 12 – 2 pm.
$35, or bring a friend for $60.
Advance reservations required.
For tickets please call 843.722.2666 or order online here.