Cooks & Books

 

The 11th Annual Cooks & Books fundraising event
to benefit The Literacy Center was a great success!

 

Our staff, students, volunteer tutors,
event steering committee and members of the board
can’t thank you enough for your support!

 

WE’RE LOOKING FORWARD TO YEAR 12!

 

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thefrenchguy photography

 

Tickets are available until noon on Saturday, March 4 at Burke’s Pharmacy Main Street; Christie’s Hallmark, Shops at Indigo Run; Le Cookery, Wexford Village; and Market’s Cards & Gifts, Kittie’s Crossing.

 

TICKETS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR ON SUNDAY!

 

Presented by:

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Graciously Sponsored by:
 

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Sunday Champagne Brunch Sponsored by 

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“Writers Block” sponsor

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will donate a portion of all book sales to TLC.

 

 

Cooks & Books will celebrate its 11th Annual Event on Sunday, March 5, 2107 at the Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa. The Celebration event will kick off with a “VIP Meet The Authors Champagne Brunch” from  9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Marriott’s Junior Ballroom. This is an intimate event for only 150 people to meet the authors one-on-one, purchase their books and have them personalized. Includes a fabulous brunch with a specialty Strawberry Shrub Champagne Cocktail sampling by FARM, and a silent auction!

 

Participating authors to date, include:

FICTION:
Patti Callahan Henry
The Idea of Love;
The Stories We Tell

Mary Kay Andrews
The Weekenders; Beachtown

Cassandra King
Moonrise; A Lowcountry Heart:
Reflections on a Writing Life

(Pat Conroy)

 

Sansing McPherson
Sweat Sisters

Mary Alice Monroe
A Lowcountry Wedding

Brian Theim
Thrill Kill; Red Line

Brenda Remmes
The Quaker Cafe

Natasha Boyd
All That Jazz; Deep Blue Eternity

 

NON-FICTION
James Edward Alexander
Half Way Home from Kinderlou:
The Happy Childhood Memories;
Forks in the Road

Nicole Seitz 

When You Pass Through Waters:
Words of Hope 
and Healing
from Your Favorite Authors

COOKBOOKS
Pat Branning
Southern Lifestyles series

 

Erin Byers Murray
A Colander, Cake Stand, and My Grandfather’s Iron Skillet: Today’s Top Chefs on the Stories and Recipes Behind Their Most Treasured Kitchen Tools

 

Sallie Ann Robinson
Gullah Cooking

 

PICTORIALS
Eric Horan
Beholding Nature

 

Jody Reichel
Still Before the Dawn

 

CHILDREN
Ann Eilers Lilly
Scoot’s New Home

 

Karen Cauller
It’s Still Your Turn: A Golf Day
with Dad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of a kind items at the silent auction, will include:

  • O.C. Welch Ford Lincoln has donated a three hour cruise on the Yacht Lonesome Dove V for six couples or 12 people.
    A case of wine is part of the package to make this a sweet deal!
  • A golf package with a private home in a golf/spa community near Orlando.
  • A Gullah dinner party for up to eight individuals with Sallie Ann Robinson.
  • An oyster roast at Hudson’s for 10 people.
  • Low Country Boil with Mona Huff for eight.
  • A “Night Out” Package featuring luxury transportation in a 700 Series BMW limousine; four tickets to a play at the acclaimed Arts Center of Coastal Carolina; a $200 fine dining experience at Claude and Uli’s; a $50 American Express card; and a bottle of wine.
  • One night stay at the Sonesta and Arum spa package.
  • The HHI Motoring Festival experience including 4 tickets each for the 2017 Savannah Speed Classic, The Car Club Showcase (including Aero Expo) and the Concours d’Elegance.
  • Case of Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

 

TLC’s signature Tasting and Book Fair event, set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.,  is best known for over a dozen tastings (plus beverages) from the best Lowcountry restaurants, and an opportunity to vote for the “People’s Choice Award” naming the best restaurant overall. An all new chef demonstrations — featuring  Chef Chris from Mulberry Street Trattoria at 11:15 and Aiden McCarthy, the 12-year-old Bluffton young man who has just returned from competing on The Food Network’s “Chopped Junior!”, at noon — as well as an extensive array of authors conducting book-signings and meet & greets. 

 

Sunday’s event, also set to benefit local literacy programs, includes 17 award winning authors, and 14 restaurants.

 

 

Don’t miss the cooking demos by Chef Chris from Mulberry Street Trattoria and Aiden McCarthy, the 12-year-old Bluffton young man who just competed on The Food Network’s “Chopped Junior!”

 

The Author’s Corner and book fair feature authors well-known in the Lowcountry. Cooks & Books guests enjoy interacting with the area’s best authors, learning the inspiration behind many of our favorite local books and the travails of the publishing industry. Cooks & Books provides a unique venue for literacy supporters, book lovers, budding authors, and foodies alike. Several wonderful raffles are also planned!

 

There are three ticket options for the day:
VIP Meet The Authors Champagne Brunch: $65 per person
Tasting and Book Fair: $30 per person
Full day ticket, (VIP Brunch and Tasting/Book Fair): $75 per person 

 

Tickets are available until noon on Saturday, March 4 at Burke’s Pharmacy Main Street; Christie’s Hallmark, Shops at Indigo Run; Le Cookery, Wexford Village; and Market’s Cards & Gifts, Kittie’s Crossing. 

 

TICKETS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR ON SUNDAY!

 

All proceeds from the Cooks & Books events benefit The Literacy Center to help equip families with the reading, writing, math and speaking skills they need to be self-reliant and successful in the family, at work and in our communities.

 

Interested in receiving great coverage like this and more? 

BE A SPONSOR! Call Pam Wall at 843.338.2363.