EIPA attendees at the Annual Meeting on November 10th were treated to readings and musings by South Carolina Author Roger Pinckney XI. Pinckney is a long-term resident of Daufuskie Island and has worked with locals to try to protect this special island south of Hilton Head. He knows most permanent residents of the island, speaks Gullah and has seen many development projects fail to the delight of those residents. Pinckney read an excerpt from Crying in the Wilderness which helped everyone understand the way of life on Daufuskie and the views of its residents. Author of books including Blue Roots, Reefer Moon, and The Mullet Manifesto, Pinckney held a book signing as many of the attendees talked with him about his conservation actions.