Join us for a free public screening of the 2002 film Due East, based on Valerie Sayers's novels Due East and How I Got Him Back--and staring Cybill Shepherd, Kate Capshaw, Clara Bryant, and Robert Forster.. Following the film, Sayers will be interviewed on stage by Lowcountry Weekly publisher and columnist Margaret Evans. A book signing will follow.
Part of the 32nd annual South Carolina Academy of Authors Induction Weekend, this event is presented in partnership with the Pat Conroy Literary Center and the Technical College of the Lowcountry, and sponsored by South Carolina Humanities and the South Carolina Arts Commission. For a full schedule of all SCAA Induction Weekend events--and to purchase tickets to the April 28 awards dinner--please visit www.scacademyofauthors.org.
About the author: A 2018 induction into South Carolina's literary hall of fame, Beaufort native Valerie Sayers is the author of six novels. Brain Fever and Who Do You Love were named “Notable Books” by the New York Times. Her stories and essays appear widely and have received two Pushcart Prizes and citations from Best American Stories and Best American Essays. Sayers is the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame. She was a Beaufort High School student of bestselling author and 1988 SCAA inductee Pat Conroy.