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

An Afternoon with Jim Alberto, author of Daufuskie Daze – Beaufort, SC

When: November 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: Beaufort County Library

The Pat Conroy Literary Center, in partnership with the Beaufort District Collection of the Beaufort County Library System, will host a discussion by educator Jim Alberto, author of the newly published memoir Daufuskie Daze: Living, Learning, and...

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Our Prince of Scribes at the Kentucky Book Festival

When: November 16 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Alltech Arena Kentucky Horse Park – Knoxville, KY

Meet Pat Conroy Literary Center executive director and Our Prince of Scribes co-editor Jonathan Haupt at the annual Kentucky Book Festival, hosted by Kentucky Humanities on Saturday, November 16, at Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. This event is free...

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