One of Beaufort County’s loosely-kept secrets is the significant role it has played throughout our country’s history. In this class, we’ll explore a largely forgotten episode in our Lowcountry past, the Battle of Port Royal Sound, as discussed in Susan Diamond Riley’s mystery novel The Sea Island’s Secret.
A major turning point in the Civil War, the events that engulfed our local area on this single day in November 1861 changed the course of American history and set a new precedent for the treatment of former slaves throughout our country. Copies of The Sea Island Secret will be available for sale and signing following the class.
This two-hour presentation is open to Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) members and requires advance registration through the USC Beaufort OLLI website: https://olli.uscb.edu. (Registration opens on 1/14/20) This program will be held in the OLLI classroom at the USC Beaufort Hilton Head campus at 1 Sand Shark Drive (adjacent 21 Office Park Road), Hilton Head Island, SC.
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About our Presenter:
Susan Diamond Riley is an award-winning author and editor, and a general lover of books. She has worked in the fields of publishing, journalism, and education for more than 30 years, and has taught and tutored writing at the middle-, high-school, and college levels. She holds a Master of Arts degree in children’s literature, and is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators and the Island Writers Network. She lives and writes on Hilton Head Island with her husband and fellow adventurer, Steve, and their spoiled Weimaraner pup, Pippa.