Sharpen writing skills with author Steve Berry

International and New York Times best-selling author Steve Berry will teach aspiring authors how to hone their craft in a workshop from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Holiday Inn Beaufort, 2225 Boundary St. in Beaufort. Cost is $95 and registration is required.

A University of South Carolina Beaufort Lunch With Author event with Berry will precede the workshop at the Holiday Inn. The luncheon is separate from the workshop and not included in the price. Cost is $42, which includes lunch. Registration is required.

Berry's thrillers include "The Emperor's Tomb," "The Balkan Escape," "The Paris Vendetta," "The Charlemagne Pursuit," "The Venetian Betrayal," "The Alexandria Link," "The Templar Legacy," "The Third Secret," "The Romanov Prophecy" and "The Amber Room." He has 11 million books in print, which have been translated into 37 languages and sold in 50 countries.

Details and to register: Jo Ann Kingsley, 843-521-4147, kingsley@uscb.edu