Halls welcomes Ken Burger, award-winning newspaper columnist and novelist for our March 8 luncheon. Burger will speak about "The Last Newspaperman" and his newest book, Baptized in Sweet Tea. Burger spent almost 40 years writing for two South Carolina newspapers, a career that included stints covering sports, business, politics and life in the Palmetto State.
While writing sports for the Post and Courier in Charleston, Burger won numerous statewide writing awards and was named one of the nation's best sports columnists three times. He also was named S.C. Journalist of the Year in 1996. Burger topped off his journalism career by writing a popular metro column for the Charleston paper before retiring in 2011.
His latest book, Baptized in Sweet Tea, is a collection of 36 newspaper columns Burger wrote during his tenure as a columnist. A graduate of the University of Georgia, his two novels, Swallow Savannah and Sister Santee, were touted as among the best in Southern fiction by the Independent Publishers Association.
Each month, Small Business Lunch at Halls features a distinguished speaker from the business, civic or political arenas upstairs at Halls Chophouse with imaginative mid-day cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Matthew Niessner.
Tickets are $28 per person for the luncheon and parking. Doors open at 11:30 AM. Limited seating of 60 participants provides an intimate experience with each speaker. Click Here for ticket information and sales or call the 24/7 ticket hotline at 1-800-838-3006.
Halls Chophouse is located at 434 King Street in downtown Charleston. Parking, validated at the event, is available at the Visitors Center Garage on Ann Street between King and Meeting Streets.