February 2022

TripLit’s excursion to Savannah was full of moonlight and magnolias, Spanish moss and cemetery strolls, and we loved every minute of it. We dined with local author Taylor Brown, and discussed Surviving Savannah with Patti Callahan Henry, her novel based on the sinking of the Steamship Pulaski. Patti’s research directed us the The Ships of the Sea Museum, and the wonderful Owens-Thomas House, where we got to see a meticulously-detailed preservation of an urban family mansion where as much attention had been paid to the lost stories of enslaved people as the wealthy landowners. We walked the storied squares and visited E. Shaver Books. We ate Gullah Crab Rice and jazz brunched at the famed Mashama Bailey restaurant, The Grey, which is housed in the old 1938 art deco Greyhound bus station.