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CLASS (Community Learning About Special Subjects) continues in its 16th year of providing adults with unique opportunities. The CLASS office, along with Art Works and the Moveable Feast, is currently located inside the Chocolate & Coffee House at the Litchfield Exchange, two miles south of Brookgreen Gardens, just behind Applewood's.
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Fridays (and some weekdays!) CLASS presents Moveable Feasts, literary luncheons featuring exciting authors at area restaurants.

The new CLASS Publishing Division is proud to promote William Woodson's debut novel, "Waccamaw Gold," and Larry Ketron's first novel, "Bluffing." Both are available at local bookstores, through this website and Amazon.com. "Bluffing" is also carried by the Drama Book Shop in Manhattan. Soon the Kindle version will be available.

To register or receive the schedule for CLASS, call 843-235-9600, stop by the Chocolate & Coffee House in the Litchfield Exchange for a copy, or click on the topic of your choice at the top of this page.

Art Works, CLASS, CLASS Publishing and The Moveable Feast are owned and managed by Linda Ketron, who also serves as the Director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Coastal Carolina University. The complete listing of Lifelong Learning courses is available at www.coastal.edu/olli, or by calling 843-234-3422.

The Moveable Feast Literary Luncheons

The Moveable Feast features literary luncheons with exciting authors at area restaurants on Fridays, 11 am-1 pm, $25 each (some exceptions). Your participation includes 10% off the purchase price of the featured book. Each Feast is followed by a signing at Litchfield Books at 2 pm.

The Next Feast...

Susan Vreeland

author of "Lisette's List" at Kimbel's at Wachesaw.

"From the bestselling author of such acclaimed novels as "Girl in Hyacinth Blue," "Luncheon of the Boating Party" and "Clara and Mr. Tiffany," comes a richly imagined story of a woman's awakening in the south of Vichy France — to the power of art, to the beauty of provincial life, and to love in the midst of war. In 1937, young Lisette Roux and her husband, André, move from Paris to a village in Provence to care for André's grandfather Pascal. Lisette regrets having to give up her dream of becoming a gallery apprentice and longs for the comforts and sophistication of Paris. But as she soon discovers, the hilltop town is rich with unexpected pleasures. Pascal once worked in the nearby ochre mines and later became a pigment salesman and frame maker; while selling his pigments in Paris, he befriended Pissarro and Cézanne, some of whose paintings he received in trade for his frames. Pascal begins to tutor Lisette in both art and life, allowing her to see his small collection of paintings and the Provençal landscape itself in a new light. Inspired by Pascal's advice to "Do the important things first," Lisette begins a list of vows to herself (#4. Learn what makes a painting great). When war breaks out, André goes off to the front, but not before hiding Pascal's paintings to keep them from the Nazis' reach. With German forces spreading across Europe, the sudden fall of Paris, and the rise of Vichy France, Lisette sets out to locate the paintings (#11. Find the paintings in my lifetime). Her search takes her through the stunning French countryside, where she befriends Marc and Bella Chagall, who are in hiding before their flight to America, and acquaints her with the land, her neighbors, and even herself in ways she never dreamed possible. Through joy and tragedy, occupation and liberation, small acts of kindness and great acts of courage, Lisette learns to forgive the past, to live robustly, and to love again."

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