Let’s Talk About It! 2020: Modern South Caroina Novelists
A mixed media series that is in turn heart-wrenching, heartwarming and terrifying. Featuring well-known titles by South Carolina authors which highlight the humor and horror present in all Southerners.
Book Discussion Times
10:00am to 10:30am: Meet & Greet
10:30am to 11;30am: Book Discussion
Book to Movie Times
Doors open at 1:30pm
Refreshments will be available
Full Program Schedule
Jan. 30 - Discussion: The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy. 
Presented by Scholar: Hastings Hensel, teaches Creative Writing at Coastal Carolina University.
Feb. 6  -  Movie: Prince of Tides (1991) • Rated R • Starring: Barbra Streisand and Nick Nolte 
Interweaves the events of Tom Wingo's summer in New York and his relationship to Susan Lowenstein, his sister Savannah's beautiful psychiatrist and the complex history of the South Carolinian Wingo family, from World War II, through Vietnam.
Feb. 13 - Discussion: Clover by Dori Sanders.  
Presented by Scholar: Amanda Grefski, teaches Composition and Survivor Writing at Coastal Carolina University.
Feb. 20 - Movie: Clover (1997) • Not Rated • Starring: Elizabeth McGovern, Ernie Hudson, Zelda Harris
After her father dies within hours of being married to a white woman, a ten-year-old black girl learns with her new mother to overcome grief and to adjust to a new place in their rural black South Carolina community.
Feb. 27 - Discussion: Serena by Ron Rash.  
Presented by Scholar: Sara Sobota, a lecturer of English and editor for Edwards College.
Mar. 5  -  Movie: Serena (2014) • Rated R • Starring: Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence
Traveling to the mountains of 1929 North Carolina to forge a timber business with her new husband, Serena Pemberton champions her mastery of harsh natural and working conditions but turns murderous when she learns she cannot bear children.