Monthly Luncheon
*****IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT *****
 
Participants release the Newcomers Club from all liability related to COVID 19 infection.  Participants are expected to observe social distancing, group size and masking requirements of the County where the event occurs.
 
****LOCATION CHANGED ****
Outdoor Pavilion in Carolina Park
Use 1550 Banning St., Mt Pleasant for your GPS
 
Members and Guests are Invited to Join Us
Please bring your lunch and a chair- No Fee for this event
 
NOVEMBER “virtual “LUNCHEON
 
Wednesday, November 18, 2020   
        ***New  Time- 11:00- 1:30                                        
 Place: Pavilion in Carolina Park
1550 Banning Street, Mt Pleasant 29466
***Please register by Tuesday,  November 17th
 
We're excited to present our November speaker :
SUSAN BECKHAM ZURENDA
AUTHOR of Award Winning new novel BELLS For ELI
Signed copies will be available for purchase.
 
A Brief Bio ......
BELLS FOR ELI is a lyrical and tender exploration of the relationship between cousins drawn together through tragedy in a love forbidden by social constraints and a family whose secrets must stay hidden.  Susan masterfully transports readers into a small Southern town where quiet, ordinary life becomes extraordinary.  In this compelling coming of age story, culture, family, friends, bullies, and lovers propel two young people to unite to guard each other in a world where love, hope, and connectedness ultimately triumph.
 
Susan Beckham Zurenda has won numerous awards for her fiction, including being two-time winner of the South Carolina Fiction Project, winner of the Alabama Conclave First Novel Chapter Contest, the Southern Writers Symposium Emerging Writers Fiction Contest, and the Porter Fleming Writing Competition.  She has published stories and essays in numerous literary magazines.  With undergraduate and graduate degrees in English, Susan enjoyed a long teaching career and currently manages media relations for Magic Time Literary Publicity.
 
Book blurbs for Bells for Eli
 
"A stunning debut, Bells for Eli establishes Susan Beckham Zurenda as one of the most exciting new voices in Southern fiction.  In this tender, beautifully-rendered novel, the powerful connection between cousins Delia and Eli takes them on a journey fraught with longing, desire, and heartbreak.  Through loss, Delia comes to understand that the bonds of love can never truly be broken.
---Cassandra King Conroy, award-winning and New York Times best-selling author of five 
novels and the memoir Tell Me A Story: My Life with Pat Conroy
 
"Susan Beckham Zurenda's exquisite debut novel transports readers into the small-town South of supposedly simpler time and place where tragic circumstances and malicious consequences shouldn't happen.  With genuine emotion and a mastery of atmosphere and action, Bells For Eli is a consummate story of determination and love prevailing in a world where cruelty and exclusion threaten to dominate.  Stories of the heart don't get any better than this.
---Mary Alice Monroe, award-winning and New York Times best-selling author of The Summer Guests