Fundraiser for Southern Lit Alliance
Luncheon featuring New York Times Bestselling Author, Mary Alice Monroe
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Individual Ticket: $40
V.I.P. Ticket: $80 (SOLD OUT)
(Vegetarian meals available. Indicate in registration)
The V.I.P. ticket includes the luncheon, an intimate reception after the event with Mary Alice Monroe, a copy of her latest book, The Summer Guests, and a guaranteed book signing.
Have a book club or organization coming? The group with the most attendees at the event will win a separate wine and cheese party to be held at the Arts Building (dates to be mutually agreed upon.) Be sure and list your group name when you register!
Also by Grace Healthcare and Hamico Foundation
About Mary Alice Monroe
We are delighted to host New York Times bestselling author, Mary Alice Monroe, for this distinguished event. Mary Alice Monroe is known for fiction that explores the compelling parallels between nature and human nature. Many of her novels deal with environmental issues. For example, The Beach House and Swimming Lessons refer to the plight of injured sea turtles.
Monroe currently resides in South Carolina, and many of her novels are set in the southern United States and feature "strong Southern women". Her novel Time Is a River is about breast cancer survivors in a fly-fishing group in North Carolina, and Last Light Over Carolina describes the life and times of the shrimping industry.
Her novels have achieved national acclaim, including from the New York Times, USA Today and SIBA. She has received numerous awards, including several Readers’ Choice Awards; the 2014 South Carolina Book Festival Award for Excellence in Writing; the 2015 S.W. Florida Book Festival Distinguished Author Award; RT Lifetime Achievement Award; and the 2008 South Carolina Center for the Book Award for Writing. Most recently, Monroe was named by the South Carolina Academy of Authors as a 2018 inductee of the Literary Hall of Fame. In 2011, her novel The Butterfly’s Daughter won the International Book Award for Green Fiction. It was also selected as a finalist for the 2012 Book of the Year by SIBA.