In Memory of Mihai Radulescu

Mihai Radulescu

Our Pat Conroy Literary Center is deeply saddened to share that one of our founders, Mihai Radulescu, has passed away. As Pat’s official webmaster and longtime friend, Mihai maintained contact with Pat’s readers around the world and was an essential part of preserving Pat’s literary legacy. Mihai was greatly beloved and will be missed by all.

Marly Rusoff & Mihai Radulescu
Mihai Radulescu

The Pat Conroy Center is open Noon – 4pm
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

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For all EVENTS please go to top menu “Events” then  “Monthly Calendar” – you’ll  easily find your way…  Or click here to take you there…

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“Every voice mattered to my dad.”
-Jessica Conroy

Inspired by the life and work of writer and mentor Pat Conroy, we envision a global community where every voice matters and where sharing our stories fosters greater empathy and understanding in our lives.


The Pat Conroy Literary Center nurtures a diverse community of writers, readers, teachers, and students by offering educational programs and special events that celebrate the transformative power of story, expanding our impact through collaborations with local and national partners.

The Pat Conroy Literary Center has been designated a Literary Landmark by American Library Association. Click here to see the press release on this wonderful recognition… Also the American Writers Museum recognizes our center as an affiliate. Click here for the press release on this great honor…

Welcome! Our series of literary events and programs has begun… see “Events” tab. Join in the conversation. We hope you’ll stop by often.

Your support now and in the future means everything.


601 Bladen Street

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Your financial support is essential to secure the Center’s future and to allow its influence to grow. Please donate, volunteer and see what a difference you can make. Learn More…

The Pat Conroy Literary Center is open to the public from Thursday through Sundays from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Other times available by appointment. (This schedule is the Center regular schedule but please check the top of every page for temporary changes and holiday closures.)

Featured Events

evening with Martha B. Boone

The nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center will host an evening with retired surgeon turned novelist Martha B. Boone, author of Mother Charity, in conversation with retired FBI Special Agent turned novelist Dana Ridenour, author of the Lexie Montgomery Series, on Thursday, July 25, at 5:00 p.m., at the Conroy Center (601 Bladen St., Beaufort).

Children's Book Fair 2024

Children’s Book Fair 2024

July 27 @ 10:00 am

The Pat Conroy Literary Center’s annual Lowcountry Children’s Book Fair will be held on Saturday, July 27, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Port Royal Sound Foundation Weezie Educational Pavilion (310 Okatie Hwy, Okatie). The Maritime Center will also be open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and admission is free.

Open Mic Night August 2024

August 2024 Open Mic Night

August 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Our monthly Open Mic Night is presented in partnership between the Pat Conroy Literary Center, and the South Carolina Writers Association.

workshop: expose & compose

In this workshop, Expose & Compose: Photographic Prompts led by Amber Wheeler Bacon, we use a combination of professional and amateur photography, including our own family photos, in conversation with poems and short prose to generate creative new work.