Gallery Announces Speaker for Coffee With the Authors Series - Sept. 6
Stan Atamanchuk to discuss “Commando’s Heart” at Calabash Art Gallery on Sept. 6

Sunset River Marketplace, the eclectic art gallery in Calabash, N.C. will feature author Stan Atamanchuk in its first Coffee With the Authors event of the Fall 2012 season, owner Ginny Lassiter has announced. The presentation, which will include a question and answer session, is set for Thursday, Sept. 6 from 10 to 11 a.m.

Atamanchuk was born and raised in Plymouth, N.C., the home of battlefields during the Civil War. As a teenager, he wrote commercials for a local radio station. The love for his quiet hometown served as inspiration for his novel, “Commando’s Heart.”

In the book, the acclaimed storyteller weaves a tale of love and war set in Plymouth as the Civil War explodes around the sleepy river town and it becomes the scene of the second largest battle in the state. The spirited Belle is torn between three dashing military men who court her.

During the gallery presentation, the author will also talk about his “Blackbeard’s Fun Pirate Talk and “Tao Te Ching: English Version,” his study of Chinese Zen Master Lao-tzu’s only book, “Tao Te Ching.”

The event at Sunset River Marketplace is free, but space is limited so reservations are required. Call 910-575-5999 or send an email to hold your spot. Join the mailing list for notice of future events at the same number and email address.

Sunset River Marketplace showcases work by approximately 200 North and South Carolina artists, and houses some 10,000 square feet of art work in virtually every genre. Custom framing, painting and pottery classes and art workshops are also offered through the gallery. Since opening its doors in 2002, Sunset River Marketplace has supported not only the visual arts, but literary and performing arts, as well. It has become a popular community center and art hub for both N.C.’s Brunswick County and nearby Horry County, S.C.

Sunset River Marketplace is located at 10283 Beach Drive SW, Calabash, N.C. Winter hours (through March) are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call 910-575-5999 or visit the website: www.