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Speaker Series: Dorothea Benton Frank

May 21, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

NY Times Bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank dishes the latest Lowcountry dirt on her newest novel, By Invitation Only, at the Charleston Library Society, and despite the title, this ticketed event is open to the public!

By Invitation Only tells the tale of two families from two very different worlds: the affluence of a Chicago high society high-rise, and the working-class roots of a Johns Island peach farm. When a daughter of privilege plans to marry a Southern country boy, both families are forced to face what it really means to be a Have or a Have Not. Will family secrets and parents from opposing cultures get in the way of marital bliss, or will they all be invited to bridge the gap and find a way forward?

You’ll have to read the book to know how it all comes together in the end. One thing is for certain, though: this evening with Dorothea Benton Frank is sure to delight all who attend.

Tickets are $30 per person and include a copy of By Invitation Only. A special package is available at $40 for two tickets and a copy of By Invitation Only. This event is sure to sell out quickly. To reserve tickets, please call 843.723.9912 or click here.

Dorothea Benton Frank is the New York Times bestselling author of Bulls Island, The Christmas Pearl, The Land of Mango Sunsets, and many other books. She has appeared on the Today show and Parker Ladd’s Book Talk and is a frequent speaker on creative writing and the creative process for students of all ages and in private venues, such as the National Arts Club, the Junior League of New York, Friends of the Library, and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Before she began her writing career, Ms. Frank was involved extensively in the arts and education and in raising awareness and funding for various nonprofits in New Jersey and New York. Born and raised on Sullivan’s Island in South Carolina, she currently divides her time between New Jersey and South Carolina.


May 21, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm