Updated: May 24, 2022
Sunday Nov 07 2021 @ 4:00-5:00 pm ET
Lowcountry Presbyterian Church | Bluffton, SC
10 Simmonsville Rd, Bluffton, SC 29910
Pat Conroy Literary Center
As part of the 6th annual Pat Conroy Literary Festival, bestselling author Patti Callahan will discuss her newest book, Once Upon a Wardrobe, in conversation with Lowcountry Weekly publisher Margaret Evans at and in partnership with Lowcountry Presbyterian Church of Bluffton. This event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for sale through the Beaufort Bookstore. The author conversation will also be live-streamed on the Pat Conroy Literary Festival Facebook page.
About Once Upon a Wardrobe
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From Patti Callahan, the bestselling author of Becoming Mrs. Lewis, comes another enchanting story that pulls back the curtain on the early life of C. S. Lewis. “Where did Narnia come from?” The answer will change everything.
Megs Devonshire is brilliant with numbers and equations, on a scholarship at Oxford, and dreams of solving the greatest mysteries of physics.
She prefers the dependability of facts—except for one: the younger brother she loves with all her heart doesn’t have long to live. When George becomes captivated by a brand-new book called The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and begs her to find out where Narnia came from, there’s no way she can refuse.
Despite her timidity about approaching the famous author, Megs soon finds herself taking tea with the Oxford don and his own brother, imploring them for answers. What she receives instead are more stories . . . stories of Jack Lewis’s life, which she takes home to George.
Why won’t Mr. Lewis just tell her plainly what George wants to know? The answer will reveal to Meg many truths that science and math cannot, and the gift she thought she was giving to her brother—the story behind Narnia—turns out to be his gift to her, instead: hope.
About the interviewer:
Margaret Evans is the publisher and editor of Lowcountry Weekly, where she has been penning her award–winning column, Rants & Raves, for over 20 years. She and her husband Jeff also publish The Island News, where she dabbles in reporting. Margaret’s essays have appeared in various Southern anthologies – including State of the Heart: South Carolina Writers on the Places They Love and Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy – and she’s a regular contributor to Southbound magazine. She is the former editor of Beaufort Magazine and former editorial assistant to Pat Conroy. Margaret loves her family, her cats, her church choir, her book club, her wine, and her backyard songbirds – not necessarily in that order.