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Wild Dunes Resort is proud to welcome New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Berg as the featured guest of "In Conversation with Mary Alice Monroe," a seasonal literary series exclusive to Isle of Palms, South Carolina. 

Join Monroe and Berg on Wednesday, March 29th, 11:30 a.m. at Indigo Room & Rooftop, in the Sweetgrass Inn at Wild Dunes Resort for a luncheon and author talk featuring Berg's brand new novel, Earth's the Right Place for Love. There are two tiers of tickets offered:

  • VIP tickets are $60 per person and include a signed hardcover of the featured book, a delicious lunch with dessert and beverages, plus prime seating at the front row tables closest to the authors.
  • General admission tickets are $35 and include a delicious lunch with dessert and beverages, plus a $5 book coupon that can be used at the on-site bookstore. 

All guests can shop at the on-site bookstore offered by local independent bookseller Buxton Books. Guests will have time to meet the authors and get books personalized. 

Seating is limited. Register online to reserve your seat. There’s an option to reserve an 8-seat table or 10-seat table for your book club or friends. If you are interested, please call Buxton Books at 843-723-1670 for more information.

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This beautiful new novel by the beloved author of Open House and Talk Before Sleep tells the story of two young people growing up in Mason, Missouri, and how Arthur Moses, a shy young man, becomes the wise and compassionate person readers loved in The Story of Arthur Truluv.


Elizabeth Berg is the author of many bestselling novels, including The Story of Arthur Truluv, Open House (an Oprah’s Book Club selection), Talk Before Sleep, and The Year of Pleasures. Berg’s work has been published in thirty countries, and three of her novels have been turned into television movies, and one has been adapted into sold-out stage performances in Chicago and Indianapolis. She is the founder of Writing Matters, a quality reading series dedicated to serving the author, audience, and community. She teaches one-day writing workshops and is a popular speaker at venues around the country. 


In Conversation With Mary Alice Monroe” is a seasonal literary series, exclusive to the Isle of Palms, and is a longtime partnership between Wild Dunes Resort and award-winning, bestselling author and island resident Mary Alice Monroe. 

The series of events is as followed: 

  • Spring Event with featured author 
  • Summer Event (for families) celebrating children’s literature
  • Fall Event with featured author
  • Winter Event is our annual gala known as the Wild Dunes Author Event with Mary Alice Monroe, which features headlining authors and includes a weekend of activities celebrating a shared love of books with proceeds benefiting a local literacy organization (Reading Partners SC).