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June 2017

Poetry of Place – Eight Poets on the Eight

June 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Grace Chapel AME Church, 502 Charles St
Beaufort, SC 29902 United States
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In partnership with historic Grace Chapel AME Church, the Pat Conroy Conroy Literary Center presents a community poetry reading featuring eight talented writers from South Carolina, representing Palmetto State natives and newcomers alike. “Poetry of Place” will explore (among other subjects) our inherent connectivity to a sense of place, be that home or elsewhere, real or imagined. Headlining the “Poetry of Place” reading is...

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Writing What You Know You Don’t Know: Researching Before Writing

June 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pat Conroy Literary Center, 308 Charles Street
Beaufort, SC 29902 United States
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Burgeoning writers are often told by well-meaning teachers to “write what you know,” but it is often in the realms of what we don’t know that we can find and foster our most intriguing stories. Michel Stone, author of The Iguana Tree and Border Child, knew very little about the lived experiences of illegal immigrants when she began writing a novel (and then a second novel) on that subject. Michel will draw from her own writing life as an instructive case study in research-based fiction writing and share....

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Michel Stone in Conversation with Scott Graber

June 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 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 Michel Stone, author of Border Child, a new novel exploring the intersections of immigration, empathy, and the American Dream, Michel will appear in conversation with Scott Graber, novelist, lawyer, and Pat Conroy's Citadel classmate...

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

June 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lexington County Library, Irmo Branch, 6251 Saint Andrews Rd.
Irmo, SC 29212 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 (Boiling Springs, SC)

June 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Spartanburg Country Public Libraries, Boiling Spring Branch, 871 Double Bridge Rd.
Boiling Springs, SC 29316 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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July 2017

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

July 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Beaufort County Libraries, Bluffton Branch, 120 Palmetto Way
Bluffton, SC 29910 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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Patti Callahan Henry in Conversation with Ellen Malphrus

July 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 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 Patti Callahan Henry, New York Times best-selling author of The Bookshop at Water's End, a new novel about women who spent their childhood summers in a small southern town that harbors secrets as lush as the marshes surrounding it. Patti will appear in conversation with Ellen Malphrus, novelist, poet, and USCB professor of English.

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Workshop: Miho Kinnas, The Essence of Haiku

July 18 @ 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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This poetry workshop offers an overview of the nearly 700-year history of haiku, including many instructive examples, as well as opportunity for participants to craft their own haiku through writing exercises and critiques. The aim of the workshop is to demystify and rediscover haiku. Haiku is often explained in the language of Zen or by the syllable count. Poet Miho Kinnas approaches the form in a way that illustrates the wider and more ...

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

July 20 @ 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 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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August 2017

Mark Powell in Conversation with John Warley

August 6 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 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 Mark Powell, author of Small Treasons, an astonishing and powerful new novel about the search for meaning in an increasingly violent and divided world. Mark will appear in conversation with his fellow Citadel alumnus John Warley, author of A Southern Girl, Bethesda's Child, and The Moralist.

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