The Pat Conroy Literary Center received official recognition by American Writers Museum. Click here to see more about this great honor on the NEWS page…
The Pat Conroy Literary Center is open to the public from Thursday through Sundays from noon to 4:00 p.m., and at other times by appointment.
Welcome! The first series of literary events and programs has now begun – see “Events” tab. And the PORCH TALK blog is open, so pull up a chair and join in the conversation. We hope you’ll stop by often. We want to hear from you.
Mark your calendar for next October 19-22/17 when we will gather once again in Beaufort for the second annual Pat Conroy Literary Festival. Pat Conroy loved stories and revered teachers so this year we will celebrate the Transformative Power of Education as we honor both storytellers and teachers in our programs. So come and join us. The PAT CONROY LITERARY FESTIVAL web site is now operational – either click the button at the top or here…
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When: September 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Technical College of the Lowcountry
Therapists often suggest journaling as a way forward when grieving the loss of a loved one. For a writer, the choice seems a natural one. Yet Elizabeth Robin found expressing emotions in this way impossible when her only brother and her beloved husband both fell ill and died within a two-year span. Then she discovered she could store and express those feelings in two ways: through poems and in essays written in third person. The poems became her first book, Silk Purses and Lemonade. This workshop models the journaling process, how this transforms to poetry, and why poems offer a useful outlet for grief, and a way to offer solace to others grieving similar losses...
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