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Pat Conroy Literary Center an Affiliate of American Writers Museum

2017-08-19T19:18:38+00:00 By |

The Pat Conroy Literary Center is proud to announce that we have been selected as an affiliate of the American Writers Museum–the first site in South Carolina to receive this national designation. “For our Conroy Center to be approved as an AWM affiliate on the basis of our first year’s worth of public programming and operations speaks volumes about all that we are doing here in Beaufort and beyond to continue Pat Conroy’s literary […]

Press Release: Day to Wander and Love the Land

2017-02-21T15:52:54+00:00 By |

PR Contact: Jonathan Haupt

March Forth/ March Fourth: A Day to Wander and Love the Land

Saturday, March 4th, 9:00 am–5:00 pm

“Place and land and nature: how we tie these things together is critical to our sense of self-purpose and our fit in the world. They are the trinity. This is true for people everywhere, but nowhere is it truer than in the South.”

J. Drew Lanham, excerpt from The Home Place:

Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature

Penn Center, St. Helena Island: The […]

Poets Respond to Race

2017-02-14T20:35:51+00:00 By |

Pat Conroy Literary Center Presents Poets Respond to Race — A Poetry Reading & Community Discussion

This free public event brings together a diverse group of South Carolina’s poets in celebration of the power of the language arts to heal, inspire, and educate in our communities.

Pat Conroy Literary Center to Host Poets Respond to Race Program

2017-01-27T11:03:40+00:00 By |


PR Contact: Jonathan Haupt



 “In the vast repository of language, the poets never shout at you when you pass them by. Theirs is a seductive, meditative art. They hand you a file to cut your way out from any prison of misrule…. The poets of the world occupy a place of high honor in my city of books.”—Pat Conroy, My Reading Life

BEAUFORT, SC — The Pat Conroy Literary […]

Newberry Opera House hosts event for Pat Conroy Literary Center

2017-02-14T20:36:10+00:00 By |

patandsandra_ondeck_mIn partnership with the Pat Conroy Literary Center, the Newberry Opera House is proud to present a special night in honor of the late Southern icon Pat Conroy. The evening will feature Conroy’s widow and fellow novelist Cassandra King interviewed by author and ETV radio host Walter Edgar. The event will be recorded for Walter Edgar’s Journal on SC ETV Radio. A portion of the ticket will benefit to the new Pat Conroy Literary Center.

Please choose a ticket […]

The Pat Conroy Literary Center Taps Jonathan Haupt as its First Executive Director

2016-11-19T09:43:35+00:00 By |

Hundreds of Pat Conroy fans, friends, and family members gathered in Beaufort, SC on Saturday night, October 22 for the closing ceremony of the inaugural Pat Conroy Literary Festival. The program, which took place in the auditorium of the University of South Carolina Beaufort’s Center for the Arts, was intended to share information about the new nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center, formed last April as a living legacy to the beloved writer Pat Conroy (The Great Santini, The Prince of Tides, Beach Music, A Lowcountry […]

Pat Conroy Literary Festival 2016 and Center “Soft” Opening

2017-02-14T20:36:46+00:00 By |

The Pat Conroy Literary Center invites you to attend our OPEN HOUSE hours during the Historic Beaufort Foundation's Fall Festival Weekend. Meet Pat Conroy's Daufuskie Island student Sallie Ann Robinson; and four of his Story River Books writers, Ellen Malphrus, Bernie Schein, Maggie Schein, and John Warley; and newly named Literary Center executive director Jonathan Haupt.