Laurie McCall, Bluffton resident and author, will be reading and signing copies of her debut novel, Sway of the Siren, on Saturday, December 19 from 2-4 p.m. at The Red Piano Too Art Gallery located at 870 Sea Island Parkway on St. Helena Island.
Sway of the Siren, a May River Press publication, is a story of redeeming love. Set in the Lowcountry, Sway of the Siren seamlessly weaves history throughout a compelling narrative written in poetic prose, taking the reader on a journey through oppression, seduction, destruction, and finally redemption.
Laurie will be joined by her mentor, muse, and friend, Elijah Heyward Jr., author of Stories and Poems of a Gullah Native, who will also be reading from his book and sharing stories. This event is free and open to the public. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served, and copies of Sway of the Siren will be for sale. 40% of all proceeds from this event will go to PAFEN (Pan-African Family Empowerment and Land Preservation Network), a local charity in Beaufort that helps preserve Gullah/ Geechee ancestral land.
Laurie McCall has been teaching high school English for nearly two decades. She and her husband have two sons, and they live in the Lowcountry of South Carolina.