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October 2017

Pat Conroy Literary Festival – October 19-22, 2017

October 19 - October 22
USC Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret Street
Beaufort, SC 29902 United States
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The second annual Pat Conroy Literary Festival will be held on October 19–22 in beautiful Beaufort, South Carolina. Join us as we celebrate Pat Conroy’s legacy as student and teacher through this year’s festival theme of The Transformative Power of Education. Extending the remarkable conversations and experiences which began at the Pat Conroy at 70 festival and birthday celebration in October 2015, the Pat Conroy Literary Festival will continue to honor the writing life of Pat Conroy (1945–2016) in his adopted hometown of Beaufort, South Carolina.

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Bernard Powers Discusses David Robertson’s Denmark Vesey

October 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Beaufort County Library, 311 Scott Street
Beaufort, SC 29902 United States
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The Pat Conroy Literary Center, in partnership with the Beaufort County Library System, presents CAROLINA ON MY MIND, a five-book Let’s Talk about It discussion series supported by a grant from South Carolina Humanities. Each free public event will feature a different visiting scholar or discussion leader presenting on book representative of the South Carolina experience. Copies of all five books featured in this series will be available for circulation through Beaufort County Library’s main branch, thanks in part to the South Carolina State Library. BOOK 2: David Robertson's Denmark Vesey: The Buried Story of America's Largest Slave Rebellion and the Man Who Led It Discussion leader: Bernard Powers

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Porch Talk Live: J.C. Sasser in Conversation with Jonathan Haupt

October 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Beaufort County Library, 311 Scott Street
Beaufort, SC 29902 United States
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Presented as a Porch Talk Live! special event, the Pat Conroy Literary Center's Visiting Writers Series welcomes J.C. Sasser, author of Gradle Bird, a debut southern gothic novel about the bonds of family and the boundaries of forgiveness. J.C. will appear in conversation with Pat Conroy Literary Center executive director Jonathan Haupt. Sponsored in part by the Pulpwood Queens book club and presented in partnership with the Beaufort County Library System, NeverMore Books, Lowcountry Weekly, and the Historic Beaufort Foundation, this event is free and open to the public---and presented in two parts: 5:00-6:00 p.m., discussion program at the Beaufort County Library System's main branch library (311 Scott St., Beaufort, SC) 6:00-7:00 p.m., book signing and wine reception with light refreshments at NeverMore Books (702 Craven St, Beaufort, SC)

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November 2017

Daniel Cross Turner Discusses Padgett Powell’s Edisto

November 1 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Beaufort County Library, 311 Scott Street
Beaufort, SC 29902 United States
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The Pat Conroy Literary Center, in partnership with the Beaufort County Library System, presents CAROLINA ON MY MIND, a five-book Let’s Talk about It discussion series supported by a grant from South Carolina Humanities. Each free public event will feature a different visiting scholar or discussion leader presenting on book representative of the South Carolina experience. Copies of all five books featured in this series will be available for circulation through Beaufort County Library’s main branch, thanks in part to the South Carolina State Library. BOOK 3: Padgett Powell's Edisto: A Novel Discussion leader: Daniel Cross Turner

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“I Was Born to Be in a Library”: Pat Conroy’s Great Love of Libraries (Anderson, SC)

November 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Anderson County Library, 300 N McDuffie St
Anderson, SC 29621 United States
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Pat Conroy Literary Center executive director Jonathan Haupt will discuss best-selling author Pat Conroy’s lifelong love of books and libraries—focusing on the roles public libraries, school libraries, and Pat's own personal library played in his writing life.

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Pat Conroy: A Reverence for Teaching (Beaufort County Library System: Hilton Head Branch)

November 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Beaufort County Libraries, Hilton Head Branch, 11 Beach City Road
Hilton Head, SC 29926 United States
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Pat Conroy Literary Center executive director Jonathan Haupt will share stories of Conroy’s transformational years as a student at Beaufort High School and later as a teacher at BHS and on Daufuskie Island. This free presentation includes audio and video clips, photographs, and both published and unpublished excerpts by and about Conroy (1945-2016), the best-selling author of a dozen novels and memoirs...

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David Preston Discusses Walter Edgar’s Partisans & Redcoats

November 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Beaufort County Library, 311 Scott Street
Beaufort, SC 29902 United States
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The Pat Conroy Literary Center, in partnership with the Beaufort County Library System, presents CAROLINA ON MY MIND, a five-book Let’s Talk about It discussion series supported by a grant from South Carolina Humanities. Each free public event will feature a different visiting scholar or discussion leader presenting on book representative of the South Carolina experience. Copies of all five books featured in this series will be available for circulation through Beaufort County Library’s main branch, thanks in part to the South Carolina State Library. BOOK 4: Walter Edgar's Partisans and Redcoats: The Southern Conflict that Turned the Tide of the American Revolution Discussion leader: David Preston

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Bluffton Book Festival: Pat Conroy Literary Center events – Day 1

November 16 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Bluffton Library, 120 Palmetto Way
Bluffton, SC 29910 United States
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Join us as the Pat Conroy Literary Center presents two back-to-back sessions at the second annual Bluffton Book Festival from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 16, at the Bluffton Branch Library. Free and open to the public, the program will feature Cassandra King Conroy; Story River Books authors Bren McClain, Ellen Malphrus, Bernie Schein, and Maggie Schein; with Ed Williams.

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Bluffton Book Festival: Pat Conroy Literary Center events – Day 2

November 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Pat Conroy Literary Center presents four workshops at the Bluffton Book Festival. All of them are on the second day of the festival November 17, 2017 spanning from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. They are listed here with links to each event.

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Bluffton Book Festival: Pat Conroy Literary Center – Haiku workshop

November 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, 217 Goethe Road
Bluffton, SC 29910 United States
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This poetry workshop offers the overview of the history of haiku through insightful examples written originally in Japanese and English. The participants will be engaged in the appreciation of haiku craft through thought-provoking quizzes and exercises. Participants will also be invited to write new haiku and will leave the workshop with the inspiration to read, write, and enjoy this engaging form of poetry.

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