by | Feb 3, 2005

I’m a new resident of South Carolina’s Lowcountry. In fact, I arrived just hours ago. There’s a lot to draw one to this place. For me, it was the chance to get back to work. But there’s also the weather, the beach, the slower pace and the relative affordability. The area is also dripping with history, as Indian wars were fought here, plus the War for Independence and the Civil War.

One fascinating aspect of the local history, and the various cultures born of that history is the Gullah community of native islanders, who happen to be celebrating their heritage this month. In fact, on “Super Bowl Sunday” I can opt out of the commercial extravaganza in favor of a literary festival, should I be so inclined.


Celebration of African American Authors
Sunday, February 6th: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Schultz Park-Bluffton
Goethe Road & Buckwalter Pkwy
Admission: Free
Authors include: Pauline Brown, Lynn Bryant, Walter Dennis, Oscar Frazier, Susan Madison, Betty Miller, Johnnie Mitchell, Gloria Polk, Dot Law, Queen Quet and Sallie Robinson.

Authors will do readings and be available to sign purchased copies of their books.