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Pat Conroy wrote that “the poets of the world occupy a place of high honor in my city of books.” Pat’s brother Tim, a poet and retired educator, explores Pat’s lifelong relationship with poetry as a reader, as a self-described failed poet, and as a writer who found a creative outlet for the rhapsody and rhythms of poetry in his iconic lyrical and descriptive prose...Find out more
Explore Conroy’s lifelong commitment to education through stories of some of the mentors he sought out later in life and lessons he learned along the way, changing the course of his storied life as a bestselling author. Conroy’s inspiring role as both a lifelong learner and a lifelong....Find out more
The Conroy Literary Center will hold our third annual March Forth day of learning on Sunday, March 3rd, at the Frissell Community House at Penn Center on St. Helena Island, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Commemorating the anniversary of Pat Conroy's death...Find out more
The anthology Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy brings together 67 accomplished writers who share their remembrances of be being befriended, influenced, and championed by the late Pat Conroy. Moderated by the collection's co-editor Jonathan Haupt, a panel discussion with several of the contributing writers will...Find out more
Explore best-selling author Pat Conroy’s reverence for the art of teaching and his own legacy as a teacher through informative profiles of representative teachers from Conroy’s formative years as a student at Beaufort High School and through profiles of Conroy’s own students at BHS and on Daufuskie Island. The class will broaden our appreciation for the beloved writer’s great love of teaching and of his adopted home in the South Carolina lowcountry...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...Find out more
Featuring the remembrances of a pantheon of 67 writers who were inspired, championed, and befriended by the late Pat Conroy (1945-2016), the anthology Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy celebrates the lasting literary legacy of one of America’s best loved storytellers...Find out more
Writer Ann Head, the pen name of Anne Wales Christensen Head Morse (1915–1968), was the granddaughter of AbbieHolmes Christensen, who came to Beaufort during the Civil War to educate the recently freed enslaved populations of the sea islands. Moving back and forth between Boston and Beaufort, Ann carried on the...Find out more
Join Pat Conroy Literary Center executive director Jonathan Haupt, co-editor of Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy, for a behind-the-book discussion and signing at the Edisto Island Bookstore. All sales of Our Prince of Scribes benefit the...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 special presentation, see Conroy in action as a teacher through representative remembrances of him excerpted from essays by the 67 contributors to the anthology Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy...Find out more