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Workshop: Art of Writing Suspense with Kerry Peresta

Online - ZOOM

In this workshop, we will explore how to write a cliff-hanger and how to know when to wrap up a scene. We'll also discuss the importance of complex characters and how to lop off those wonderful setting descriptions and cling to the action. We will discover as writers how to write our own page-turners.

$45

An Evening with William Walsh

Pat Conroy Literary Center 601 Bladen Street, Beaufort, SC

Our nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center will host an evening with William Walsh, author of the debut novel Lakewood, on Monday, May 23, at 6:00 p.m. at the Conroy Center (601 Bladen St.).

Free

An Evening with NYT Bestselling Author Matt Goldman

Beaufort Bookstore 2127 Boundary St, Beaufort, SC

Set in our beloved Beaufort, Carolina Moonset, the thrilling new novel from New York Times bestselling author Matt Goldman, will be published on Tuesday, May 31. Join us that evening, at 5:00 p.m., for a launch event at Beaufort Bookstore, presented in partnership with the nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center.

Free

An Evening with Jeyda Bolukbasi

NeverMore Books 910 Port Republic St, Beaufort, SC

NeverMore Books and the nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center will host an evening with teenage novelist Jeyda Bolukbasi, author of The Phoenix--in conversation with Millie Bennett and Jonathan Haupt.

Free

June 2022 Open Mic Night

Online - Facebook Live

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

Free

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

Workshop (Part One): Find Your Storyteller’s Voice with Telling Trails

Online - ZOOM

This special pair of workshops is designed to engage with writers and creators searching for their storytelling voice. Instructor Iris Jackson will share experiences from her Telling Trails photos, poems, and writings, providing time for comments and conversation, with the goal of students creating and sharing their own narratives.

$60

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

An Evening with Novelist Mark Powell

Online - ZOOM

In partnership with NeverMore Books, the nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center will host an evening with novelist Mark Powell, author Lioness, in conversation with former FBI Special Agent turned thriller writer Dana Ridenour—on Thursday, June 30, at 6:00 p.m.EST.

Free

Workshop (Part Two): Find Your Storyteller’s Voice with Telling Trails

Online - ZOOM

This special pair of workshops is designed to engage with writers and creators searching for their storytelling voice. Instructor Iris Jackson will share experiences from her Telling Trails photos, poems, and writings, providing time for comments and conversation, with the goal of students creating and sharing their own narratives.

$60

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 poet Elizabeth Robin

Beaufort Bookstore 2127 Boundary St, Beaufort, SC

The Pat Conroy Literary Center and Beaufort Bookstore will host a launch event for To My Dreamcatcher, the newly published third collection from award-winning poet Elizabeth Robin, in conversation with fellow poet Barry Dickson, author of Maybe Today.

Free

An Evening with Kerry Peresta

Pat Conroy Literary Center 601 Bladen Street, Beaufort, SC

Our nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center will host an evening with suspense novelist Kerry Peresta, author of The Rising (book 2 in the Olivia Callahan series), on Thursday, July 21, at 6:00 p.m. at the Conroy Center (601 Bladen St.).

Free

An Evening with Jeyda Bolukbasi | Colleton County Library

Colleton County Library, SC - Main Branch 600 Hampton Street, Walterboro, SC

The Colleton County Memorial Library, the Friends of South Carolina Libraries, and the nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center will host an evening with teenage novelist Jeyda Bolukbasi, a rising senior at Colleton Preparatory Academy and author of Tuah and The Phoenix --in conversation with Millie Bennett and Jonathan Haupt.

Free

August 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
Recurring

Workshop (Part 1): Demystifying the Poetic Form 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. Part I will explore not only examples of artistic expression in Conroy’s work but also the art of writing haikus, sonnets, as well as pastoral and ballad poetry as a vehicle of imaginative awareness.

Free
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