Christopher Berinato is a contributing arts & entertainment writer for Savannah Morning News, and for over a decade has written for other local publications such as Murmur Magazine, Savannah Magazine, and Connect Savannah.
Christopher is also the co-founder and co-host of Seersucker Live, a non-profit literary performance series that is part literary reading, part talk show, and part cocktail party. In the evening, you can find Christopher managing the Gallery Espresso cafe, located in the beating heart of Savannah’s Historic District, where he has mingled with artists, writers, business people, tourists, tour guides, and local eccentrics for 20 years. Of all of his accomplishments he is most proud of having a Star Wars character named after him. It’s true. Look it up on Wookieepedia.
The bar will be open and the event is free.
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What is the source of the peculiar echo on River Street? Who is buried under the runway at Savannah Airport? Where can you see the fossil of a 10,000 year old giant ground sloth? Savannah may be renowned for its majestic moss-draped oaks, its beautiful, historic architecture, and its large population of ghosts, but there are many more strange and outlandish things to discover in this beguiling coastal city. Secret Savannah will surprise and delight readers as it introduces them to the fascinating people, unusual places, and astounding stories found in the city’s forgotten corners—or sometimes hidden in plain sight. Did you know that Football Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath once owned one of Savannah’s most remarkable homes and—to the horror of his neighbors—tried to turn it into a nightclub? Or that Martin Luther King, Jr. gave a version of his famous “I Have a Dream” speech at a church in Savannah before he delivered it on the Lincoln Memorial? Or that “Jingle Bells” may have been written in Savannah, despite a distinct lack of snow to dash through?