Visiting Writers Series Conversation with Wiley Cash & Jason Mott | 12/8/18
New York Times bestselling novelists Wiley Cash and Jason Mott shared the stage and a lively conversation about their writing lives and about their newest books--The Last Ballad and The Crossing, respectively. Moderated by Pat Conroy Literary Center executive director Jonathan Haupt, this free , public event was presented in partnership with the Technical College of the Lowcountry on Saturday, December 8, 2018. Part of the Pat Conroy Literary Center's Visiting Writers Series, this program was sponsored in part by South Carolina Humanities, a not-for-profit organization; inspiring, engaging and enriching South Carolinians with programs on literature, history, culture, and heritage. www.patconroyliterarycenter.org.
Our Prince of Scribes: The Portraits | Sketches by Nicole Seitz
Our Prince of Scribes: The PortraitsIn the 70 days leading up to the September 18, 2018, publication of Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy, artist, author, and co-editor Nicole Seitz sketched portraits of each of the 67 contributors to the anthology and their inspiration Pat Conroy.Coupled with brief excerpts from each writer’s corresponding essay, the portraits in this exhibition honor the spirit of generosity exemplified by Pat Conroy and by the pantheon of writers who freely gave their time and remembrances to this project.Artwork (c) 2018 Nicole Seitz. All rights reserved. Excerpts from Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy, edited by Nicole Seitz and Jonathan Haupt, published by the University of Georgia Press. Sales of Our Prince of Scribes support the educational mission of the nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center. www.patconroyliterarycenter.org
Porch Talk Live with Charles Frazier at the Southern Festival of Books (10/14/18)
Pat Conroy Literary Center executive director Jonathan Haupt interviews NYT best-selling novelist Charles Frazier, author of Varina and Cold Mountain, at the Southern Festival of Books (10/14/18).
Porch Talk Live with Joseph Crespino, Southern Festival of Books (10/13/18)
Pat Conroy Literary Center Executive Director Jonathan Haupt interviews Joseph Crespino, author of Atticus Finch: The Biography, at the Southern Festival of Books (10/13/18).
Third Annual Pat Conroy Literary Festival
Join us for the third annual Pat Conroy Literary Festival this November 1-4, in Beaufort, South Carolina. See details and registration information at www.patconroyliteraryfestival.org
LBCC 2018--Annie Spence & James E. McTeer II
Annie Spence, author of Dear Fahrenheit 451, in keynote conversation with James E. McTeer I, author of Minnow, at the second annual Lowcountry Book Club Convention presented by the Pat Conroy Literary Center. (10/6/18, filmed at the Technical College of the Lowcountry, sponsored by a grant from South Carolina Humanities and a gift from the Pulpwood Queens book club)
Pat Conroy's Reverence for Teaching | OLLI Presentation
As a presentation for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Conroy Center executive director Jonathan Haupt explores 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. Using photos, video and audio clips, and excerpts from published and unpublished writings by and about Conroy, the class will broaden our appreciation for the beloved writer’s great love of teaching and of his adopted home in the lowcountry. www.patconroyliterarycenter.org (Recorded on February 26, 2018, at OLLI's Bluffton classroom, USC Beaufort. All rights reserved; not for use without permission.)
Second Annual Lowcountry Book Club Convention 2018
Join us for the Second Annual Lowcountry Book Club Convention on Saturday, October 6, at the Technical College of the Lowcountry's MacLean Hall. This event is free and open to the public. See details and register at: https://lowcountrybookclubconvention2018.brownpapertickets.com
Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy (Decatur Book Festival 2018)
Co-editors Nicole Seitz and Jonathan Haupt discuss the anthology Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy at the 2018 Decatur Book Festival. Royalties from sales of the book support the educational mission of the Pat Conroy Literary Center. www.patconroyliterarycenter.org.
Pat Conroy Literary Center - 2018 promo video (30 sec)
The Pat Conroy Literary Center is located at 308 Charles Street in Beaufort, South Carolina, and open to the public Thursdays through Sundays from noon to 4:00 p.m. www.patconroyliterarycenter.org