To All Our Many Friends

From the beginning of time stories have been created and shared as a way to make sense of our world. And we never outgrow the need to hear them.

Many of our donors have shared meaningful and touching stories about Pat, about reading and writing, and about their lives. You will find some of these stories under “Donor Stories” on the menu bar above.

Allow us to introduce you to the  stories of our devoted volunteers as well. See our gift of recognition and meet them in all their glory  on the  Main Menu under “Volunteers”. Then under “About” you’ll meet our talented and hard working staff and our distinguished Boards.


“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 and it is going full steam – see “Events” tab. Join in the conversation. We hope you’ll stop by often.

Your support now and in the future means everything.



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.


Featured Events

OLLI Class: Pat Conroy as Lifelong Teacher – Hilton Head Island, SC

When: October 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: Town Center – Hilton Head Island, SC

Although Pat Conroy (1945-2016), the beloved author of The Prince of Tides, The Great Santini, and The Water Is Wide, served as a classroom educator for little more than three years, he remained a teacher and mentor to his fellow writers throughout his lifetime...

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An Evening with Scott Sharpe, author of A Wild Eden – at Nevermore Books, Beaufort, SC

When: October 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: NeverMore Books

The Pat Conroy Literary Center and NeverMore Books will host Scott Sharpe, author of A Wild Eden, winner of the 2018 South Carolina Novel Prize, for a book discussion on Saturday, October 19, at 4:00 p.m. Free and open to the public...

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Upcoming Events

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