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2021 Festival Day One

Beaufort, SC

The annual Conroy Festival began as Pat Conroy’s 70th birthday celebration in October 2015 and now continues as an annual signature event of the nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center. The festival is made possible each year by a generous gift from the Robert S. Handler Trust and through collaborations with a pantheon of community partners

2021 Festival Day Two

Beaufort, SC

The annual Conroy Festival began as Pat Conroy’s 70th birthday celebration in October 2015 and now continues as an annual signature event of the nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center. The festival is made possible each year by a generous gift from the Robert S. Handler Trust and through collaborations with a pantheon of community partners

2021 Festival Day Three

Beaufort, SC

The annual Conroy Festival began as Pat Conroy’s 70th birthday celebration in October 2015 and now continues as an annual signature event of the nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center. The festival is made possible each year by a generous gift from the Robert S. Handler Trust and through collaborations with a pantheon of community partners

2021 Festival Day Four

Beaufort, SC

The annual Conroy Festival began as Pat Conroy’s 70th birthday celebration in October 2015 and now continues as an annual signature event of the nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center. The festival is made possible each year by a generous gift from the Robert S. Handler Trust and through collaborations with a pantheon of community partners

Workshop: Pitching Personal Essays and Op-Eds with Beverly Willett

Pat Conroy Literary Center 601 Bladen Street, Beaufort, SC

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to craft your pitches for personal essays and op-eds, and lift them out of the slush pile. Op-eds are not just for PhDs, celebrities, and those with discrete technical knowledge. Everyone has an expertise and we’ll explore how to find yours.

$45

An Evening with Kim Poovey

Pat Conroy Literary Center 601 Bladen Street, Beaufort, SC

Our nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center will host an evening with Kim Poovey, author of the historical novel Shadows of the Moss, in conversation with Jonathan Haupt on Tuesday, July 12, at 6:00 p.m. at the Conroy Center (601 Bladen St.).

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

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

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

2022 Festival Day One

Beaufort, SC

The annual Conroy Festival began as Pat Conroy’s 70th birthday celebration in October 2015 and now continues as an annual signature event of the nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center. The festival is made possible each year by a generous gift from the Robert S. Handler Trust and through collaborations with a pantheon of community partners

2022 Festival Day Two

Beaufort, SC

The annual Conroy Festival began as Pat Conroy’s 70th birthday celebration in October 2015 and now continues as an annual signature event of the nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center. The festival is made possible each year by a generous gift from the Robert S. Handler Trust and through collaborations with a pantheon of community partners

2022 Festival Day Three

Beaufort, SC

The annual Conroy Festival began as Pat Conroy’s 70th birthday celebration in October 2015 and now continues as an annual signature event of the nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center. The festival is made possible each year by a generous gift from the Robert S. Handler Trust and through collaborations with a pantheon of community partners

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