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November 2017

Bluffton Book Festival: Pat Conroy Literary Center – Creative Genius workshop (Event canceled)

November 17 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Bluffton Boundary, 21 Boundary Street
Bluffton, SC 29910 United States
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Are you stuck on a strictly a surface level in your writing or other artistic engagement? Have you become complacent in your creativity? You are not alone. Artists of all disciplines often get in a rut. This can occur when we find a formula that works for us but doesn’t also challenge and expand our sense of self. Reconnecting with our creative genius brings us deeper into both our inner child and our higher mind.

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Bluffton Book Festival: Pat Conroy Literary Center – Creative Organization for Writers

November 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, 217 Goethe Road
Bluffton, SC 29910 United States
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Finding time for writing is a challenge for many, so let’s learn to make the most of limited time through being better organized for creativity. This class offers productivity advice and tools on how to get started and keep going for maximum creative flow and minimum technical frustration. Novelist and writing teacher and consultant Stephanie Austin Edwards will guide participants through making and maintaining a writing schedule; organizing documents and files for consistent easy access; formatting work for submission to editors, agents, and publishers; discussing book genres and manuscript lengths for publication; and sorting through the abundance of online help and software available.

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Bluffton Book Festival: Pat Conroy Literary Center – Children’s Book Market workshop (Event canceled)

November 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bluffton Boundary, 21 Boundary Street
Bluffton, SC 29910 United States
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Have you ever wanted to write a children’s book of your own? How hard can it be to create a successful 32-page picture book? Let’s find out. Join children’s book author and former children’s librarian and book reviewer Fran Hawk for an insightful, instructive overview from experiences in the ever-changing children’s book market. Open to interested creators at any level of experience.

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Bluffton Book Festival: Pat Conroy Literary Center – Essentials of Book Distribution

November 17 @ 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, 217 Goethe Road
Bluffton, SC 29910 United States
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This workshop is designed to educate the self published author on how to effectively manage the printing and distribution part of the publishing process by using IngramSpark. Covered in this session will be: What printing and distribution options are available to self-publishers; What the Advantages/Disadvantages of Using POD are to Bring Your Book to Market; Learn how POD works and how you can use it to reduce the financial investment needed to publish a book and more...

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Nicole Seitz in Conversation with Bill Thompson

November 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Beaufort County Library, 311 Scott Street
Beaufort, SC 29902 United States
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The Pat Conroy Literary Center's Visiting Writers Series welcomes Nicole Seitz, author and artist of The Cage-maker, an illustrated and epistolary historic mystery set in turn-of-the-twentieth-century New Orleans. Nicole will appear in conversation with freelance writer and former Charleston Post and Courier books editor Bill Thompson.

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Rebecca T. Godwin Discusses her novel Keeper of the House

November 28 @ 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 5: Rebecca T. Godwin's Keeper of the House Discussion leader: author Rebecca T. Godwin

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December 2017

Night on the Town Book Signing with Cynthia & Cliff Graubart

December 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
NeverMore Books, 702 Craven Street
Beaufort, SC 29902 United States
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Join us at NeverMore Books for Beaufort's annual Night on the Town with this special book signing with Cynthia Graubart, author of Sunday Suppers: Simple Delicious Menus for Family Gatherings, and Cliff Graubart, author of The Curious Vision of Sammy Levitt and Other Stories. Presented in partnership with the Pat Conroy Literary Center.

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The First Lowcountry Book Club Convention

December 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Technical College of the Lowcountry, 921 Ribaut Road, Bldg 12
Beaufort, SC 29902 United States
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Presented by the Pat Conroy Literary Center, this first-ever Lowcountry Book Club Convention is an opportunity for book club members--or anyone interested in joining a book club--to meet, mingle, and exchange ideas about fostering and sustaining a community of readers. Free and open to the public, the Lowcountry Book Club Convention is sponsored by South Carolina Humanities and the Pulpwood Queens book club, and presented in partnership with the Technical College of the Lowcountry and the Friends of Beaufort County Library.

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The First Lowcountry Book Club Convention – Keynote Speakers

December 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Technical College of the Lowcountry, 921 Ribaut Road, Bldg 12
Beaufort, SC 29902 United States

Keynoting our Lowcountry Book Club Convention, the Pat Conroy Literary Center's Visiting Writers Series welcomes best-selling writer Will Schwalbe, author of Books for Living and The End of Your Life Book Club, appearing in conversation with novelist Cassandra King Conroy. Sponsored by South Carolina Humanities and the Pulpwood Queens book club, this program in presented in partnership with the Technical College of the Lowcountry. A book signing will follow the presentation.

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An Evening of Stories and Songs

December 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
USC Beaufort Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret Street
Beaufort, SC 29902 United States
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New York Times best-selling southern writers Lee Smith and Jill McCorkle and South Carolina's own musical superstar Marshall Chapman will take the stage together for an unforgettable evening of larger-than-life storytelling. Join us for a book and CD signing after the performance. Reserved seating tickets also include an off-site afterparty with Lee Smith, Jill McCorkle, and Marshall Chapman following the book signing.

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