"The only word for goodness is goodness, and it is not enough."

~Pat Conroy

"You must appreciate beauty for it to endure."

~Pat Conroy

"The most powerful words in English are, 'Tell me a story.'"

~Pat Conroy


The Pat Conroy Literary Center will cultivate a passionate and inclusive reading and writing community in honor of the beloved Beaufort author Pat Conroy, who dedicated his life to spreading his love for literature and education to future generations.

Pat Conroy cast a wide net as he dedicated his life to spreading his love for reading, writing and storytelling.

The Pat Conroy Literary Center in his hometown of Beaufort, SC is a new community building gathering place, part classroom, part museum, but a nonprofit organization that is fully committed to creating an inclusive reading and writing community that will honor Pat Conroy’s memory and extending his love of teaching, language and literature to future generations. The house’s small museum is open on weekends now, but a series of lectures, special events and classes are being planned to begin in 2017.

We need your help. You financial support is essential to secure the Center’s future and to allow its influence to grow. Please donate, volunteer and see what a difference you can make.
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308 Charles St

The Pat Conroy Literary Center is open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 4:00 p.m. and on Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

We ended 2016, our launch year, filled with gratitude for all of you who have made our very existence possible. Your support has meant everything.

We will soon announce the Conroy Center’s first series of programs. 2017 will bring reading and writing workshops, a visiting writers series, new educational exhibitions, and tours as well as multi-genre special events set in Pat’s beloved Lowcountry and beyond. We also hope it will bring you to Beaufort for the Pat Conroy Literary Festival which the Center will host this year on October 20-22. It will be a remarkable weekend of programs celebrating the Transformative Power of Education and honoring all teachers and storytellers. Pat Conroy revered storytellers above all others. We encourage you to bring your stories and join us.