Throughout its 28 years, Mercer University Press has printed materials focusing on philosophy, religion, and Southern history and culture, particularly that of the Civil War. The publishing company holds its 18th annual fundraiser, the MERCER UNIVERSITY PRESS AUTHORS LUNCHEON, Sat., DEC. 1. Four of the 14 speakers/authors include Steve Berry (right), lawyer and historical-thriller writer; Terry Kay, a recent inductee to the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame; Pulitzer-Prize-winning author Hank Klibanoff; and Fayetteville humorist Ferrol Sams. $125. Opening reception and book signing: 10:30 a.m. Lunch and speakers: noon. InterContinental Hotel Buckhead, 3315 Peachtree Road. 678-547-6439. apps.mercer.edu/calendar.