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An Evening of Poetry with Monica Lee Weatherly

Sandies 711 Bladen St., Beaufort, SC

Weatherly will be reading from her poetry at Sandies at the Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce (711 Bladen St.) on Friday, February 3, at 5:30 p.m.

Free

Workshop: Narrative Poetry & the Oral Tradition of Storytelling with Monica Lee Weatherly

Pat Conroy Literary Center 601 Bladen Street, Beaufort, SC

Narrative Poetry and the Oral Tradition of Storytelling, with Monica Lee Weatherly, explores the art of storytelling through verse. In this workshop, participants of all experience levels are invited to learn the history of narrative poetry and develop skills to create poetry that combines the rhythmical qualities of language with the traditional elements of a story including, character, plot, structure and theme.

$45

February 2023 Open Mic Night

Sandies 711 Bladen St., Beaufort, SC

Our monthly virtual Open Mic Night is presented in partnership between the Pat Conroy Literary Center, the South Carolina Writers Association and Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce.

Free

Book Launch for Lynn Seldon’s Novel Carolina’s Ring

Pat Conroy Literary Center 601 Bladen Street, Beaufort, SC

The nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center is honored to host a public drop-in launch event for Seldon’s new novel, Carolina’s Ring, on Wednesday, February 15, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., at 601 Bladen St., in downtown Beaufort.

Free

Workshop: More Than Just a Backdrop with Anthony Grooms

Online - ZOOM

In this seminar and workshop, participants will discuss setting in prose fiction, including its importance in establishing “place,” its integration into scene, and its support of characterization and theme.

$45

An Evening of Art and Poetry with Midori Yamamura and Luis H. Francia

Beaufort Arts Council - Beaufort, SC 921 Ribaut Road, Bldg. 1, Beaufort, SC

The nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center and Beaufort Arts Council will host art historian Midori Yamamura, speaking on Yoko Ono’s Painting to Hammer a Nail (1966) and poet Luis H. Francia, reading from his newest collection Thorn Grass (2021).

Free

Workshop: Stop Making Sense! with Luis H. Francia

Pat Conroy Literary Center 601 Bladen Street, Beaufort, SC

Taking its title from a Talking Heads song, this two-hour workshop uses verbal play, emphasizing lyricism and non-narrative technique. As in jazz, a lyrical poem riffs on the verbal energy of its initial lines to evolve towards a whole greater than the sum of its parts.

$45

Workshop: Writing as Spiritual Practice with Valerie Sayers

Pat Conroy Literary Center 601 Bladen Street, Beaufort, SC

This workshop will explore a broad range of writers, from Thicht Nhat Hahn to San Juan de la Cruz to Toni Morrison, whose writing has been anchored by their belief in (or search for) the Divine.

$45

Workshop: Writing Family Stories with Estelle Ford-Williamson

Pat Conroy Literary Center 601 Bladen Street, Beaufort, SC

This workshop is now sold out. Our thanks to everyone who registered in advance. Led by an award-winning memoirist and novelist, this workshop is for those who want to put in writing their cache of family legends or happenings, and for those who want to assist their parents or relatives or friends in doing just that. A great holiday gift for a loved one!

$45

An Evening with NYT Bestselling Novelist De’Shawn Charles Winslow

NeverMore Books 910 Port Republic St, Beaufort, SC

As a free event of the Pat Conroy Literary Center’s seventh annual March Forth, the Conroy Center and NeverMore Books will host an evening with New York Times bestselling novelist De'Shawn Charles Winslow, author of the newly published Decent People, in conversation with Jonathan Haupt.

Free

7th Annual March Forth

Penn Center 16 Penn Center Circle West, St. Helena Island, SC

Our Conroy Center's seventh annual March Forth will be held on Saturday, March 4, and Sunday, March 5, with a special preview event the evening of Friday, March 3.

$30

March 2023 Open Mic Night

Online - Facebook Live

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

Free

April 2023 Open Mic Night

Sandies 711 Bladen St., Beaufort, SC

Our monthly virtual Open Mic Night is presented in partnership between the Pat Conroy Literary Center, the South Carolina Writers Association and Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce.

Free

May 2023 Open Mic Night

Online - Facebook Live

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

Free

June 2023 Open Mic Night

Sandies 711 Bladen St., Beaufort, SC

Our monthly virtual Open Mic Night is presented in partnership between the Pat Conroy Literary Center, the South Carolina Writers Association and Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce.

Free
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