As part of the 6th annual Pat Conroy Literary Festival, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Patti Callahan will discuss her newest book, “Once Upon a Wardrobe,” in an event at 4 p.m. Nov. 7 in Bluffton.
The event features Callahan’s conversation with Lowcountry Weekly publisher Margaret Evans at and in partnership with Lowcountry Presbyterian Church, 10 Simmonsville Road. The event is free and open to the public.
Books will be available for sale through the Beaufort Bookstore. The author conversation will also be live-streamed on the church’s YouTube channel and Facebook page.
Callahan, a part-time resident of Bluffton and the bestselling author of “Becoming Mrs. Lewis,” brings readers another enchanting story that pulls back the curtain on the early life of C. S. Lewis. “Where did Narnia come from?” The answer will change everything. Megs Devonshire is brilliant with numbers and equations, on a scholarship at Oxford, and dreams of solving the greatest mysteries of physics.
She prefers the dependability of facts – except for one: the younger brother she loves with all her heart doesn’t have long to live. When George becomes captivated by a brand-new book called “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” and begs her to find out where Narnia came from, there’s no way she can refuse.
Callahan is the New York Times, USA Today, and Globe and Mail bestselling novelist of 15 novels. A recipient of the Harper Lee Distinguished Writer of the Year, the Christy Book of the Year, and the Alabama Library Association Book of the Year, Callahan is the cofounder and cohost of the popular web series and podcast Friends & Fiction.
Evans is the publisher and editor of Lowcountry Weekly, where she has been penning her award–winning column, Rants & Raves, for more than 20 years. She and her husband Jeff also publish The Island News, where she dabbles in reporting.
Evans’ essays have appeared in various Southern anthologies, including “State of the Heart: South Carolina Writers on the Places They Love” and “Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy,” and she’s a regular contributor to Southbound magazine. Evans is the former editor of Beaufort Magazine and former editorial assistant to Pat Conroy.