September Oaks Vineyards will host its inaugural wine tasting and literary festival on the vineyard grounds Saturday, October 26 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The festival will spotlight Lowcountry authors of all genres who will meet and greet the public; sell and autograph their books, novels and other literary works and perform readings throughout the afternoon.
The winery is open to the public for wine tastings throughout the day. Tours of the facility are available, and guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, sit back with a glass of September Oaks Vineyards wine, and listen to authors as they read aloud throughout the afternoon.
The festival is scheduled and coordinated by Beaufort authors Jack Gannon and Cyndi Williams-Barnier (J&C Wordsmiths, LLC, www.jandcwordsmiths.com).
Guest authors for the Festival include:
TIM JOHNSTON (FOUNDER OF SHORT STORY AMERICA)
QUITMAN MARSHALL, WARREN SLESINGER, JACQUELYN MARKHAM, STEVE JOHNSON AND TERESA BRUCE (FROM THE OTRAM SLABESS GROUP OF BEAUFORT)
JANET HARTER GARRITY
STEPHANIE AUSTIN EDWARDS
T. L. BLISS
ROGER PINCKNEY XI
CARL T. SMITH
LINDA SHIRLEY ROBERTSON
KIM WIEGEL POOVEY