Born To Read, Inc. Celebrates National Literacy Month with Special Luncheon

Southern author and journalist Pat Branning announced as Keynote Speaker
BEAUFORT, S.C. - Aug. 22, 2019 - PRLog -- Born To Read, Inc. (BTR) is pleased to host a special luncheon to celebrate National Literacy Month with the theme: A Lowcountry Table on Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 11:00am-1:30pm Oldfield, 130 Oldfield Way, Okatie, SC 29909.

Keynote speaker for this fundraising event to benefit Born To Read, Inc. will be Southern author and journalist, Patricia Branning. She is the author of seven books on the recipes, stories and fine art of the South Carolina Lowcountry. She is the former Women's Editor for WSB Radio, Atlanta.

Tablescapes using the theme: A Lowcountry Table will be crafted by friends of Born To Read Inc.

"Our supporters reside all over Beaufort County so we couldn't think of a better centralized location to host this event, stated Janie Ephland, executive director. "We are delighted with the positive response and engagement from friends of the organization in creating the tablescapes." She continued, "Born To Read is thrilled to have the Southern author and journalist, Pat Branning as our Keynote Speaker. Her message will elevate, encourage, and inspire"

RSVP is required due to limited seating. Tickets are $35.00 per person prepaid or payable at the door and includes program and lunch. Contact the Born To Read Inc office by email or by phone at 843-379-3350 to register by Thursday, September 19, 2019. If you are unable to attend and would like to support Born To Read Inc. please send your donation to Born To Read, Inc., 703 Bladen Street, Beaufort, SC 29902 or donate online at

Pat Branning will be available for signing and personalizing her latest book, Shrimp, Collards and Grits, Volume III, titled Southern Traditions. Usborne Books & More by Sherri Shropshire, Independent Consultant will have children's books for purchase.

About Patricia Branning:
Pat Branning is the author of a series of best-selling books, Shrimp, Collards and Grits, known for their beautiful full color page artwork by Southern artists, stunning photography, recipes and stories from our sea islands. Pat mixes charming anecdotes with her passion for preserving the authenticity of this region along with her extensive culinary explorations. Her books are sold in over 200 fine gift stores across the SE, and Barnes and Noble. Two of her titles have been sold in Cracker Barrel stores across the nation. To learn more about Pat Branning visit

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