Bestselling author to speak at fundraiser

Beaufort County Open Land Trust and Nemours Wildlife Foundation are co-hosting a fundraiser for The Land Trust with a Lowcountry barbeque and book signing on Sunday May 22nd 2016 at 11:30 a.m. Author Mary Alice Monroe, known for her amazing ability to interweave environmental issues into her fiction, will be the guest speaker at the luncheon.

Since moving full-time to a barrier island near Charleston, Ms. Monroe has become an active conservationist and serves on the Board of the South Carolina Aquarium, The Leatherback Trust and Charleston Literacy Volunteers.

Ms. Monroe is best known for her Lowcountry Summer Series (The Summer Girls, The Summer Wind and The Summers End). The Beach House Trilogy (The Beach House, Beach House Memories, and Swimming Lessons). Her novel, The Beach House will be adapted into a Hallmark Channel Original Movie starring three time Golden Globe nominee Andie MacDowell and will be aired sometime this year.

Included in the ticket price for this wonderful event is a signed copy of Ms. Monroe’s soon to be released A Lowcountry Wedding.

Guests will also have a memorable barbecue luncheon catered by the famous Jimmy Fitts on the beautiful grounds of Nemours Plantation and a one-year membership to the Open Land Trust.

Tickets are $85 per person and are limited. Please contact the Open Land Trust at 843-521-2175 to purchase your tickets.

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