Authors Jack Gannon and Cyndi Williams-Barnier of Beaufort are the founders of the Festival, which will feature authors from coast to coast, plus artists, artisans, crafters and other vendors from the Lowcountry and across the state. This is the their third year hosting this Jasper County Festival.
Special guests this year include Miss South Carolina 2015 Daia Dail; Hollywood writer/producer Joel Eisenberg; author and grandson of an American legend John T. Wayne; and PGA golf pro Greg MacDonell.
Authors will be selling and signing their books through the day. There will also be live music, food sales, children’s activities, story-telling, book readings, and more. Entry to the festival is free, and the festival is pet-friendly.
The historic Frampton Plantation house will be open to tour, purchase items from the gift shop and view the mini-museum.
Along with the writers and artists, the Sons of Confederate Veterans Charles Jones Colcock Camp #2100 will be on hand to assist the Festival staff behind the scenes. The camp will exhibit a living history among the oaks, on this historic site where the Battle of Pocotaligo was fought in 1862. They will also offer a concession stand to sell food and beverages.
For more information about the 2015 Lowcountry Arts and Literary Festival, visit www.jandcwordsmiths.com