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 Using photos, video and audio clips, and excerpts from published and unpublished writings by and about Conroy, the class will broaden our appreciation for the beloved writer’s great love of teaching and of his adopted home in the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
SC Academy of Authors 2018 Induction Ceremony Weekend
Join us for the 32nd annual South Carolina Academy of Authors Induction Ceremony Weekend as Nathalie Dupree, Mary Alice Monroe, Valerie Sayers, and John Blake White are welcomed into the Palmetto State's literary hall of fame. See details, schedule, and awards dinner registration at www.scacademyofauthors.org. Presented in partnership with the Pat Conroy Literary Center, South Carolina Humanities, and the South Carolina Arts Commission.
Second Annual March Forth on March Fourth
Join the Pat Conroy Literary Center for the second annual March Forth on March Fourth, a day of learning and teaching at the historic Penn Center on St. Helena Island--featuring Nikky Finney, Anthony Grooms, J. Drew Lanham, Tim Conroy, and Cassandra King Conroy. This event is sponsored by a grant from the South Carolina Arts Commission and a gift from Erin and Matt Devlin. Register online at: https://marchforth2018.brownpapertickets.com
Lowcountry Book Club Convention Book Club Leader Panel
Keeping Your Book Club from Becoming a Wine Club, panelists: Jackie Cordray (the Bookmarkers, Hilton Head), Tamela Maxim (Second Thursday Book Club, Bluffton), Calvin Lamar (Chapter 5, Sun City), Kathy Kilgore (Ex Libris Book Club, Beaufort), Pattie Welek Hall (Pulpwood Queens, Charleston), and Lawton O'Cain (Estill Book Club), moderated by Marilyn Harcharik (Friends of the Beaufort Library). Filmed at the Pat Conroy Literary Center's Lowcountry Book Club Convention at the Technical College of the Lowcountry, Beaufort, SC, on 12/15/17. This event was funded by a grant from South Carolina Humanities. www.patconroyliterarycenter.org
Lowcountry Book Club Convention Author Panel, 12/15/17
Novelist Ellen Malphrus (Untying the Moon) interviews writers recommended by Lowcountry book clubs--John Warley (A Southern Girl), Pattie Welek Hall (A Mother's Dance), J.C. Sasser (Gradle Bird), and Kathryn Wall (the Bay Tanner mysteries). Filmed at the Pat Conroy Literary Center's Lowcountry Book Club Convention at the Technical College of the Lowcountry, Beaufort, SC, on 12/15/17. This event was funded by a grant from South Carolina Humanities.