Susan Zurenda Events

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March. 25, 12 p.m. @ Clawson’s Restaurant 

March. 26, 10 a.m. @ Beaufort Historic Site

Author Susan Zurenda

The popular Lunch and Learn Program is back again this year at Clawson’s Restaurant at noon on Wednesday, March 25 with visiting author, Susan Zurenda.  Her debut novel, Bells for Eli releasing on March 2, is already receiving rave reviews. “A stunning debut, Bells for Eli establishes Susan Beckham Zurenda as one of the most exciting new voices in Southern fiction,” says Cassandra King Conroy, award-winning and New York Times best-selling author of five novels and the memoir Tell Me A Story: My Life with Pat Conroy. Zurenda will talk about the history of “Cousin Culture,” especially in the South, in connection to first cousins Delia Green and Eli Winfield’s deep bond in her book.

Zurenda will conduct a Writer’s Workshop the next day in the Beaufort Historical Association Welcome Center from 10 a.m. to noon.  The hands-on instructional workshop will be limited to 15 participants and the title of the workshop is “Family Stories:  Evoking Emotion in Your Characters.” This is a unique opportunity in our area that will allow aspiring writers to learn from a published author.  The price of the workshop is $40 and includes a copy of her debut novel, Bells for Eli.

Tickets for the Luncheon are $30 and tickets for the Writers’ Workshop are $40.  Tickets for both can be purchased by calling 252-728-5225 or at the Old Beaufort Shop located at 130 Turner Street. For more information about Zurenda, visit

Bells for Eli Book Trailer