This Week’s Speaker

Friday morning’s speaker is Ken Burger, Author and former P&C Columnist speaking about his book, Baptized in Sweet Tea.

If you haven’t found it yet, his blog can be read at .

About Burger, directly from his blog:

Ken Burger spent almost 40 years writing for two South Carolina newspapers, a career that included stints covering sports, business, politics and life in the Palmetto State.

While writing sports for The Post and Courier in Charleston, Burger won numerous statewide writing awards and was named one of the nation’s best sports columnists three times. He also was named S.C. Journalist of the Year in 1996.

Burger topped off his journalism career by writing a popular metro column for the Charleston paper before retiring in 2011.

His first novel, “Swallow Savannah,” was published in 2008. His second novel, “Sister Santee,” came out in 2010. Both novels were touted as among the best in Southern fiction by the Independent Publishers Association. He also published “Life Through The Earholes Of Our Youth,” a collection of sports columns that has become a collector’s item. In retirement, Ken entertains himself and others with a blog at

His most recent book, “Baptized in Sweet Tea,” a collection of columns celebrating the South, is a best-seller that went into a second printing within a month of its release.

Born and raised in Allendale, S.C., Burger graduated dead last in his class at the University of Georgia, has been married five times, is a gratefully recovering alcoholic, a cancer survivor, and a happy man.

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