Saint Martin’s Ministries and the Luncheon Committee extends sincere appreciation to all of our friends who supported or attended our Annual Authors’ Luncheon. For the past 18 years the Authors’ Luncheon has brought nationally bestselling authors to the Eastern Shore for an afternoon of discussions with the authors, book signings, and a silent auction. This enlightening afternoon is an important fundraiser for the work of Saint Martin’s Ministries.
With the frozen bay as a backdrop, this year’s authors provided insight into the inner workings of the Supreme Court, of the iconic painted screens Baltimore and the beauty and uniqueness of the Eastern Shore through poetry.
Joan Biskupic whose biography of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and The Politics of Justice looks at Sonia Sotomayor’s rise from poverty to Supreme Court Justice. Ms. Biskupic has been featured in the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine and NPR and is the editor in charge for legal affairs at Reuters News. Elaine Eff’s book, The Painted Screens of Baltimore documents a beloved folk art of Baltimore. Local poet Meredith Davies Hadaway’s two collections of poems, At the Narrows and The River is a Reason explores the beauty of local places and emphasizes the sense of place that is the Eastern Shore.