To All Our Many Friends

Our Pat Conroy Literary Center has reopened to the public for in-person tours and a limited number of in-person events. Please keep in mind these safety precautions when planning your visit:

For your safety and ours, please…

  1. Wear a mask. Face coverings are required of all guests and volunteers.
  2. Limit attendance to no more than 8 guests in our interpretive center at one time.
  3. Practice social distancing of 6 feet or more away from guests and volunteers.
  4. Use the hand sanitizer provided.
  5.  Sign our guest book.

Interpretive Center Visitor Hours:

  • The Center is on its regular schedule you see at the very, very top of this page. That schedule is also down the page beneath the large video graphic – you can’t miss the schedule shown on these two places on this HOME page…!!!

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…

Please follow this space for future announcements about the Pat  Conroy Literary Center


“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

We Need Your Help

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…

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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 white box at the top where changes triggered  by the current pandemic may occur to our schedule…)

Featured Events

evening with Gervais Hagerty

An Evening with Gervais Hagerty

September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Pat Conroy Literary Center will host an in-person visit with debut novelist Gervais Hagerty, author In Polite Company, on September 28, at 6:00 p.m. Gervais will be introduced by Cassandra King Conroy, best-selling author and honorary chair of the nonprofit Conroy Center.

writers workshop

Whether realistic or fantastic, a great setting serves as more than a backdrop to the story. We’ll look at examples and explore strategies to incorporate descriptions and details that will bring your fictional world to life.

The Faith of Pat Conroy

October 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In this free, public presentation, explore Conroy’s spiritual and humanistic faith as reflected in his turbulent life and bestselling books—from his Roman Catholic upbringing to The Citadel’s honor code to themes of spirituality in his writings to his life of service as a mentor to his fellow writers to his connections to his “second church,” First Presbyterian Church of Beaufort.

evening with Deborah Cohan

An Evening with Deborah Cohan

October 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Pat Conroy Literary Center will host a virtual evening with Deborah J. Cohan, author of the memoir Welcome to Wherever We Are on Tuesday, October 5, at 6:00 p.m.