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Workshop: How to Publish Your Book with Mary T. Jacobs

Online - ZOOM

In this workshop, Mary will share the stories beyond her books, including how she developed and published them. Through Mary's stories of the missteps she took, the lessons she learned, and the approaches which now guide her publishing journey, she will offer advice and guidance for writers seeking to craft and publish their own books.

$45

Workshop (Part 2): Imaginative Awareness and Risky Business with Charlene Spearen

Pat Conroy Literary Center 601 Bladen Street, Beaufort, SC

Poetry 101 is a free two-part in-person introductory poetry writing workshop led by Charlene Spearen at the nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center. In Part 2 participants will learn how to cross barriers and take risks as they create poems that move their audience deeply into their own individual worlds and experiences.

Free

An Evening with Suzanne Kamata

NeverMore Books 910 Port Republic St, Beaufort, SC

NeverMore Books, in partnership with the nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center, will host an evening with novelist Suzanne Kamata, author of The Baseball Widow, on Tuesday, August 23, at 5:00 p.m.

Free

An Evening with NYT Bestselling Novelist Therese Anne Fowler

Beaufort Bookstore 2127 Boundary St, Beaufort, SC

The Beaufort Bookstore, in partnership with the nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center, will host an evening with New York Times and USA Today bestselling novelist Therese Anne Fowler, author of It All Comes Down to This, in conversation with Conroy Center executive director Jonathan Haupt.

Free

September 2022 Open Mic Night

Online - Facebook Live

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

Free

An Evening with Taylor Brown, Author of Wingwalkers

NeverMore Books 910 Port Republic St, Beaufort, SC

NeverMore Books, in partnership with the nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center, will host an evening with Savannah-based novelist Taylor Brown, author of Wingwalkers, on Tuesday, September 20, at 5:00 p.m.

Free

Gamechanger: The Life and Writing of Julia Mood Peterkin with Ann-Chadwell Humphries

Beaufort County Library 311 Scott Street, Beaufort, SC

Honoring the literary legacy of South Carolina's only Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Gamechanger: The Life and Writing of Julia Mood Peterkin is a free public program presented by poet Ann-Chadwell Humphries on behalf of the South Carolina Humanities Speakers Bureau.

Free

Lowcountry Book Club Convention: Virtual Visit with Zibby Owens

Online - ZOOM

As a prologue to the 6th annual Lowcountry Book Club Convention, on Friday, September 23, at 6:00 p.m., the nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center will host a special live-streamed appearance by podcaster and publisher Zibby Owens, creator of Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books and author of Bookends: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Literature, in conversation with Lauren Marino, editorial director of Hachette Books and author of Bookish Broads: Women Who Wrote Themselves into History.

Free

The Sixth Annual Lowcountry Book Club Convention

Culinary Institute of the South 1 Venture Dr, Bluffton, SC

The nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center will host the 6th annual Lowcountry Book Club Convention on Saturday, September 24, at the Culinary Institute of the South in Bluffton, SC.

$15 – $40

An Evening with Karen Spears Zacharias

NeverMore Books 910 Port Republic St, Beaufort, SC

NeverMore Books, in partnership with the nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center, will host an evening with award-winning writer and Gold-Star Daughter Karen Spears Zacharias, author of The Murder Gene, on Tuesday, October 4, at 5:00 p.m.

Free

October 2022 Open Mic Night

Online - Facebook Live

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

Free

An Evening of Poetry with Glenis Redmond and Marlanda Dekine

Sandies 711 Bladen St., Beaufort, SC

Poet Glenis Redmond is a 2022 inductee of the South Carolina Academy of Authors (the Palmetto State’s Literary Hall of Fame) and a 2020 recipient of the South Carolina Governor’s Award for the Arts. Poet Marlanda Dekine is newly named as the South Carolina Arts Commission Fellow for Spoken Word / Slam Poetry and winner of the 2021 New Southern Voices Poetry Prize.

Free

Workshop: Creating Couplets and Ekphrastic Poetry with Glenis Redmond

Pat Conroy Literary Center 601 Bladen Street, Beaufort, SC

SC Academy of Authors inductee, Upstate South Carolina poet, and teaching artist Glenis Redmond explores the power of poetry through the legacy of David Drake, also known as Dave the Potter, an enslaved potter-poet from Aiken, South Carolina.

$45

November 2022 Open Mic Night

Online - Facebook Live

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

Free

An Evening of Poetry with Libby Bernardin and Jane Zenger

Pat Conroy Literary Center 601 Bladen Street, Beaufort, SC

Our nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center will host an evening of poetry with Libby Bernardin, author of House in Need of Mooring (Press 53) and Jane Zenger, author of Night Bloomer (Muddy Ford Press) on Tuesday, November 15, at 5:00 p.m. at the Conroy Center (601 Bladen St.).

Free
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