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September 2017

Pat Conroy Literary Center at the Decatur Book Festival

September 2 @ 9:00 am - September 3 @ 5:00 pm
Historic DeKalb Courthouse, 101 E Court Sq
Decatur, GA 30030 United States
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The Pat Conroy Literary Center is proud to be a Bronze Level Sponsor and a first-time exhibitor at the 11th annual AJC Decatur Book Festival, held in beautiful downtown Decatur, Georgia. Visit us in tent 508 (on E. Ponce de Leon Ave near the historic Dekalb Courthouse) on Saturday, September 2, and Sunday, September 3 to learn more about the year-round programming of the Conroy Center and our annual Pat Conroy Literary Festival. Meet Conroy Center executive director Jonathan Haupt and Conroy Center board member and Pat Conroy's daughter Jessica Conroy...

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Porch Talk Live at the Decatur Book Festival

September 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
First Baptist Church of Decatur, 308 Clairemont Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030 United States
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The Pat Conroy Literary Center's Porch Talk blog goes live at the 11th annual AJC Decatur Book Festival when Conroy Center executive director Jonathan Haupt interviews novelists Nicole Seitz, author of The Cage-maker, and Deno Trakas, author of Messenger from Mystery. From Nicole's illustrated mystery set in 19th-century New Orleans to Deno's literary thriller unfolding during the Iran Hostage Crisis, these two novels invite readers to delve deeply into our past to better understand our present and guide our future.

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Never Forget: A Writing Workshop for Those Who Served on the Front Lines and the Home Front

September 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Beaufort Arts Council, 921 Ribaut Road, Bldg 1
Beaufort, SC 29902 United States
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Gold Star Daughter Karen Spears Zacharias, author of After the Flag Has Been Folded (William Morrow) and editorial panelist for Operation Homecoming (National Endowment of the Arts), examines the storytelling methods which honor the promise to "Never Forget."...

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Karen Spears Zacharias in Conversation with Stephanie Edwards

September 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Technical College of the Lowcountry, 921 Ribaut Road, Bldg 12
Beaufort, SC 29902 United States
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The Pat Conroy Literary Center's Visiting Writers Series welcomes Karen Spears Zacharias, Weatherford Award-winning novelist and Gold Star Daughter. Zacharias, author of the new Appalachian novel Christian Bend, will appear in conversation with novelist Stephanie Austin Edwards, author of What We Set in Motion. Sponsored in part by the Pulpwood Queens book club and presented in partnership with the Technical College of the Lowcountry, this event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for sale and autographing thanks to NeverMore Books...

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“I Was Born to Be in a Library”: Pat Conroy’s Great Love of Libraries (St. Helena/Beaufort, SC)

September 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Beaufort County Libraries, St. Helena Branch, 6355 Jonathan Francis Senior Rd.
St. Helena, SC 29920 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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“I Was Born to Be in a Library”: Pat Conroy’s Great Love of Libraries (Saint Matthews, SC)

September 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Calhoun County Library, 900 F R Huff Drive
Saint Matthews, SC 29135 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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“I Was Born to Be in a Library”: Pat Conroy’s Great Love of Libraries (Santa Elena History Center/Beaufort, SC )

September 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Santa Elena History Center, 1501 Bay Street
Beaufort, SC 29902 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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“I Was Born to Be in a Library”: Pat Conroy’s Great Love of Libraries (Carolina Forest Library/Myrtle Beach, SC)

September 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Carolina Forest Library, 2250 Carolina Forest Blvd.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579 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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“I Was Born to Be in a Library”: Pat Conroy’s Great Love of Libraries (Socastee Library/Myrtle Beach, SC)

September 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Socastee Library, 141 707 Connector
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588 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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Writing as Healing: Poetry and Grief

September 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Technical College of the Lowcountry, 921 Ribaut Road, Bldg 12
Beaufort, SC 29902 United States
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Therapists often suggest journaling as a way forward when grieving the loss of a loved one. For a writer, the choice seems a natural one. Yet Elizabeth Robin found expressing emotions in this way impossible when her only brother and her beloved husband both fell ill and died within a two-year span. Then she discovered she could store and express those feelings in two ways: through poems and in essays written in third person. The poems became her first book, Silk Purses and Lemonade. This workshop models the journaling process, how this transforms to poetry, and why poems offer a useful outlet for grief, and a way to offer solace to others grieving similar losses...

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