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Pat Conroy (1945–2016) wrote that “the poets of the world occupy a place of high honor in my city of books.” Conroy Center executive director Jonathan Haupt and Pat’s brother Tim, a poet and retired educator, explore Pat’s lifelong relationship with poetry as a reader, as a self-described failed poet, and as a writer who found a creative outlet...Find out more
The 4th Annual Aiken Wine & Sign is a fundraiser to benefit Diann Shaddox Foundation for Essential Tremor. Free and open to the public, the event will be held on Saturday, April 27, in downtown Aiken, South Carolina--featuring author book signings, food, beer, wine, and live music...Find out more
Greenville, South Carolina’s Ninety-Six Press and the South Carolina Poetry Archives at Furman University recently published Archive: South Carolina Poetry Since 2005, the first major anthology of South Carolina poetry in over a decade. With 46 contributing writers, this 200-page volume documents...Find out more
Although beloved writer Pat Conroy (1945-2016) served as a classroom educator for little more than three years, he remained a teacher and mentor to his fellow writers throughout his lifetime. In this one-hour presentation, see Conroy in action as a teacher through representative remembrances of him excerpted from...Find out more
Trouble the Water, the debut novel from Rebecca Dwight Bruff, is inspired by the larger-than-life true story of Robert Smalls, the first African American hero of the Civil War. On May 13, 1862, the enslaved Smalls commandeered the Confederate vessel...Find out more
The second Pat Conroy Book Club meeting will be led by USC Beaufort English professor Mollie Barnes as we discuss Conroy's The Water Is Wide, published in 1972 and twice adapted for film...Find out more
New York Times best-selling writer Pat Conroy (1945–2016) inspired a worldwide legion of devoted fans numbering in the millions, but none are more loyal to him and more committed to sustaining his literary legacy than the many writers he nurtured over the course of his 50-year writing life. In sharing their stories of Conroy, his fellow writers honor...Find out more
The third Pat Conroy Book Club meeting will be led by poet and retired educator Tim Conroy as we discuss Pat Conroy's first novel, The Great Santini, published in 1976 and later adapted for film...Find out more
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. Through video and audio clips, photographs, and published and unpublished writings...Find out more
The fourth Conroy Center Book Club meeting will be led by Citadel English professor Sean Hueston as we discuss Pat Conroy's second novel, The Lords of Discipline, published in 1980 and later adapted for film...Find out more