Conversations & Signings with Beaufort Authors

About Donna Armer

Donna Keel Armer has traveled extensively in North America, Europe, and Africa. She graduated cum laude with a double major in psychology and social sciences and pursued graduate studies in theology. She has held management positions in the insurance and airline industries and, with her husband, ran a hospitality business in Southwest Georgia. An accomplished photographer, Donna has published numerous articles on travel, home decorating and gardening, and food, including a partnership with the Order of Sons of Italy to publish Bella Cucina Italiana, a cookbook that also features her photography. Donna and Ray live in historic Beaufort, South Carolina, where she volunteers at the Pat Conroy Literary Center and Hunting Island State Park.

Visit www.donnaarmer.com to follow her travelogues.

A CONVERSATION & BOOK SIGNING WITH BEAUFORT AUTHOR

Donna Armer

In conversation with Bonnie Hargrove

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2020

 6 PM–7 PM

Location: CFA Lawn

Please bring a chair, wear a mask and socially distance.

 

Event is FREE

About Solo in Salento

“A sassy and sacred memoir for those sorting out what’s most valuable in life.” Cassandra King Conroy, author of Tell Me A Story: My Life With Pat Conroy Donna Keel Armer’s story begins with a lie. Desperate to break free from a life haunted by a wretched past, the loss of faith, and a slow sink into domestication, she tells everyone, including her beloved husband, that she requires time alone to research a historical novel. But her real purpose is a solo flight from everyone and everything. In a small coastal village in Southern Italy, she learns how to sort through the fragmented pieces of her life as her hands learn the art of mosaics. And, a baffling recycling system teaches her that life can be continually sorted and renewed. In this rich memoir, Donna assembles a mosaic of art history, culinary adventure, and self-discovery with an unexpectedly delightful primer on recycling. Her story weaves a tapestry of mystery, magic, music, martyrs, and marvelous food that she discovers on the way to finding her heart.

About Carl Linke

DLooking for a challenge to serve, Carl E. Linke accepted an appointment to the United States Military Academy in the spring of 1966. After graduating from West Point, he served as a Infantry officer in the U.S. Army for twenty years in a variety of command and operations assignments around the world. With a Master of Science degree in Industrial Relations from the Krannert School of Management (Purdue University) and years of experience in building operations, he has spent his professional years developing and promoting start-up companies in Chicago and in the Research Triangle of North Carolina. Carl currently lives in Beaufort with his lovely wife, Penny. Carl is also the author of Flagrant Three and Haint Blue.

A CONVERSATION & BOOK SIGNING WITH BEAUFORT AUTHOR

Carl Linke

In conversation with Greg Rawls

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2020

 6 PM–7 PM

Location: CFA Lawn

Please bring a chair, wear a mask and socially distance.

 

Event is FREE

About No Shelter for Guilt

Homelessness. Bipolar. Deadman. Individually, serious. Collectively crippling. Words that foreshadow the tale of the man who calls himself Chili, driven by an unsettling compunction to find the wife of his best friend, the man he killed. Haunting voices stoke his affliction driving him to unimaginable peaks of mania then twist him into a perilous freefall of despair where life appears meaningless and his quest unfulfilled. Vigilant of the law on his heels, he travels by bus, city to city, shelter to shelter facing homeless stories that prey on his contrition. Befriending those in need of a hand up, he writes letters to reunite the homeless others with their families, unable to help himself. In the end, it is the letters that unscramble his search and leave him to confront his true identity.

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