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CLASS LLC plans and delivers a variety of cultural events and services, including The Moveable Feast, selected art courses, boat excursions, women's retreats, and local author publishing. Our message machine is on duty when we're not! You can email [email protected] or call 843.235.9600, and we will retrieve messages and return calls.

CLASS Publishing Division is growing by leaps and bounds and demonstrates the terrific talent residing among your neighbors. The local authors (fiction, history, children's books, photography and art) include Tanya Ackerman, Tracy Bailey, William (Billy) Baldwin, Virginia & Dana Beach, Ginny Brock, Lee Brockington, Cindy Clark, Sonya Cooper, Natalie & Ron Daise, Marc Davison, Dawn Dixon, Christine Doran & Janice Coward, Millie Doud, Anton DuMars, Bryan England, Jennie Holton Fant, Johnny L. Ford, Liz Gallo, Cindy Hedrick, Seldon (Bud) Hill, Maureen Horwath, Robert Jenkins, Judy Johnson, Miranda & Thomas Johnson, John Kenny, Maura Kenny, Larry Ketron, Patricia Kolencik & Jane Petrone, Mike Lassiter, Anne Swift Malarich, Jesse Marshall, John Mathis, Robert (Mac) McAlister, Susan Hoffer McMillan, Ernie Merchant, Vennie Deas Moore, Flo Phillips & Janice Coward, Archibald Rutledge, Robin Salmon, C.E. "Chip" Smith, and William Woodson.

Click on "CLASS List & Publishing" above for details of our publications. Selected titles are available on the Waccamaw Neck at Brookgreen Gardens Keepsakes, Driftwood Mercantile, My Sister's Books, The Original Hammock Shop, and in Georgetown, at the Georgetown County Museum, The Rice Museum, and Waterfront Books, The Village Museum in McClellanville and the Preservation Society of Charleston Shop.

The Moveable Feast, in operation for the past 27 years, offers literary luncheons on (mostly) TUESDAYS, featuring presenters on a broad range of cultural topics (music, art, drama, history, and literature). Each Feast is $35 per person (or 3 for $100), unless special circumstances dictate a higher fee.

To register or receive updates for Moveable Feasts, send your e-dress to [email protected] or call 843.235.9600. To pay for Moveable Feasts or any of the CLASSes, send your check, payable to CLASS, to PO Box 2884, Pawleys Island, SC 29585. Or wait for our call to confirm and secure your credit card information.

CLASS (Community Learning About Special Subjects) offers special excursions, retreats, and unique art courses & workshops. Click on CLASS List & Publishing above for details about:

Twice monthly Paint-Ins at the Litchfield Exchange with Danny McLaughlin;

Stained Glass courses with Kathy Welde and Sharon Knost, held at the Parish Hall of Holy Cross Faith Memorial Church, on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. The Fall schedule will be posted on CLASS List above in August. If you are interested, call Linda at 843.235.9600 and we'll see if we can get you in one of the classes.

Lee Brockington will host her next semi-annual Women's Retreat at the Sea View Inn, Tuesday-Thursday, October 22-24, 2024;

Imagine Charters, 6-passenger pontoon boat excursions on the rivers and tributaries of Winyah Bay to Arcadia, Hasty Point and the PeeDee, captained by Paul Kenny and interpreted by Lee Brockington, are scheduled for the summer. Dates and availability posted on CLASS List & Publishing above;

CLASS LLC (productions and publishing) and The Moveable Feast are owned and managed by Linda Ketron, 843.235.9600 or [email protected].

The Moveable Feast

The Moveable Feast offers monthly luncheons featuring presenters on a broad range of cultural topics (music, art, drama, history, and some literature, mostly by local and CLASS-published authors). Each is individually priced.

The Next Feast...

Margaret Seidler, author, and John W. Jones, artist

author of "“Payne-ful” Business: Charleston's Journey to Truth" at Litchfield Country Club.

"This recent release coincided with an exhibit at the Charleston City Gallery displaying the original artwork created by Jones to illustrate the shocking discovery of ancestral ties by Seidler, a native and eighth generation Charlestonian. Instead of the medical genetic markers that were her object, the author discovered her Payne ancestors' bustling slave brokerage business on Broad Street, which supported the city's deep-seated and undeniable role in promoting the economic system of slavery. "'Payne-ful' Business: Charleston's Journey to Truth" follows Margaret Seidler's mission to learn and process her family's genealogical past. Using extensive research and personal experience, Seidler discusses the realities of Charleston's racial history while highlighting the historians, journalists, and community members who work to reconcile those truths. The book features authentic, historic slave advertisements brought to life by vivid paintings by artist John W. Jones (previously acclaimed for his pioneering book, "Confederate Currency, the Color of Money") that uncover the humanity hidden beneath the detached advertisement descriptions. Never has anyone taken the stilted, chattel-based text of human beings advertised for sale or rent and redefined them into living, conscious individuals depicting both their humanity and poignant familial relationships. Seidler hopes that acknowledging a more complete truth about our past will motivate us to bridge today's racial divide."

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