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Sunset River Marketplace’s “Creative Exchange” series continues with Ann Ipock, author, humorist and speaker, from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 11.
Lunch is included at no charge and RSVP’s are required due to limited seating.
Ipock is a biweekly humor columnist with the Georgetown Times, (recently renamed The Times) South Carolina’s oldest newspaper.
“Ann is a gifted writer whose stories spark reaction, recall and relaxation,” said Dwight McKenzie, president and publisher. “Her humor is contagiouseeyou swear she’s writing about your life experiences, and that’s what makes Ann the best at what she does, writing Southern Style.”
Ipock is well known in her Pawley’s Island community. She speaks at moveable feasts, college lectures, women’s’ groups, libraries, charity events and corporate events.
In 1999, she self-published a compilation of humorous columns entitled, “What Was It I Was Saying?” and sold more than 1,000 copies to bookstores, gift shops and book clubs—even out of her car trunk to tourists walking on the beach. She created her own successful marketing plan through phone calls and personal visits to members of the reading community and is especially proud of a congratulatory letter from Jim Hodges, former governor of South Carolina, and a personal thank-you note from Greg Norman, both of whom own a copy of her book.
“Life Is Short, But It’s Wide” is Ipock’s second compilation of humor columns, published in 2003, and was followed by “Life Is Short, So Read This Fast!” published in September 2006 by Goody 2 Shoes Publishing. These books are available in bookstores, gift shops or from Amazon.com.
She has also written for Pee Dee Magazine (now South Carolina Magazine), Strand and Gateway Publications. She is active in community theatre, playing in “Steel Magnolias,” “Other People’s Money” and her own one-woman play, “Life Is Short.”
Born in New Bern and raised in Jacksonville, Ipock moved to the low-country of South Carolina with her husband Russell in 1986, and therefore considers herself a Snorth Carolinian.
They have two daughters, Kelly and Katie, and two granddaughters, Madison and Carly. This is the fifth event of the new “Creative Exchange” series- an interactive monthly event at the Gallery, 10283 Beach Drive (N.C. 179) in Calabash.
R.S.V.P. by calling the Gallery at 575-5999.
Sunset River Marketplace showcases work by approximately 200 North and South Carolina artists and houses some 10,000 square feet of oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, mixed media, art glass, pottery, sculpture, turned and carved wood and artisan-created jewelry.
There are two onsite kilns used by students in the ongoing pottery classes offered by the gallery. A custom framing department is also available. There are also classes in oil painting, watercolor, pastel and figure drawing.
To be on the mailing list for the “Creative Exchange” series, call the Gallery at 575-5999 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with “Creative Exchange Mailing List” in the subject line.
Visit its Web site at www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com.