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6th Annual March Forth: Nature Walk & Author Discussions

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

6th Annual March Forth: Ticketed nature walk of Penn Center grounds led by naturalists J. Drew Lanham and Janisse Ray, catered box lunch by Debbie Covington, and afternoon author panel discussions

$10 – $30

Lowcountry Literary and Leisure Getaway 2022 Boil Dinner

Celadon Clubhouse 61 Celadon Drive, Beaufort, SC

Lowcountry Boil Dinner, with a special presentation by the Conroy Center executive director Jonathan Haupt and Beaufort High School interns Holland Perryman, Alisha Arora, and Millie Bennett

$55

Pat Conroy Literary Center Ribbon-Cutting Reception

Pat Conroy Literary Center 601 Bladen Street, Beaufort, SC

A ribbon-cutting and dedication of the Pat Conroy Literary Center will be held at 601 Bladen Street in Beaufort, SC on Saturday, March 19, at 5 pm. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served; registration is requested.

Free

An Evening with Robert Gwaltney in Conversation with Bren McClain

NeverMore Books 910 Port Republic St, Beaufort, SC

NeverMore Books and the nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center will host an evening with debut novelist Robert Gwaltney, author of The Cicada Tree--in conversation with fellow southern novelist Bren McClain, award-winning author of One Good Mama Bone.

Free

An Evening with Carol Lucas

Pat Conroy Literary Center 601 Bladen Street, Beaufort, SC

On Tuesday, March 29, at 6:00 p.m., the Pat Conroy Literary Center will host an evening with memoirist Carol Lucas, author of A Breath Away: One Woman's Journey through Widowhood.

Free

Beaufort Human Library

Beaufort County Library 311 Scott Street, Beaufort, SC

Beginning National Library Week, the Beaufort Human Library will be held as a free public event on Sunday, April 3, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., hosted by the Beaufort County Library (311 Scott St.) in partnership with the nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center, Beaufort High School's Diversity Awareness Youth Literacy Organization, and community volunteers.

Free

Kick-Start National Poetry Month Reading 2022

Hilton Head Island Branch Library 11 Beach City Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC

Featuring a dozen poets, this year's virtual Kick-Start National Poetry Month Reading offers an opportunity to gather online in celebration of the written and spoken word.

Free

April 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

An Evening with Novelist Kimberly Brock

NeverMore Books 910 Port Republic St, Beaufort, SC

NeverMore Books and the nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center will host an evening with novelist Kimberly Brock, author of The Lost Book of Eleanor Dare--in conversation with Holland Perryman and Jonathan Haupt.

Free

Workshop: Repetition and Evolution with Amber Wheeler Bacon

Online - ZOOM

In this workshop, we take a close look at the children’s book There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly , the Marc Richard short story, “Strays,” and Donald Barthelme's "The School" to see what they can teach us about how to structure a work in progress.

$45

National Poetry Month Special Event: Pat Conroy’s Great Love of Poetry

Beaufort County Library 311 Scott Street, Beaufort, SC

In honor of National Poetry Month, join Jonathan Haupt and Beaufort High School students Holland Perryman, Alisha Arora, and Millie Bennett as they explore Pat Conroy’s lifelong relationship with poetry as a reader, as a self-described “failed poet,” and as a writer who found a creative outlet for his Great Love of poetry in his lyrical and descriptive prose.

Free

Poetry Workshop: Mapping Mother Relationships

Pat Conroy Literary Center 601 Bladen Street, Beaufort, SC

This free in-person poetry workshop will open with passages written by Pat Conroy that explore his relationship with his mother, Peg Conroy. Participants will then take an active role in reading selected poems by Jamaica Kincaid, Li Young Lee, Dorianne Laux, Kiki Petrosino, Raymod Antrobus, and Sharon Olds for discussion.

Free

An Afternoon with T.D. Johnston

Pat Conroy Literary Center 601 Bladen Street, Beaufort, SC

Our nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center will host an afternoon with T.D. Johnston, author of the debut novel Reciprocity, on Saturday, May 14, at 2:00 p.m. at the Conroy Center (601 Bladen St.).

Free

The Faith of Pat Conroy, with Jonathan Haupt and Holland Perryman

First Presbyterian Church of Beaufort, SC 410 Church Street, Beaufort, SC

First Presbyterian Church of Beaufort and the nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center will host the special in-person community outreach event, The Faith of Pat Conroy, on Wednesday, May 18, at 6:00 p.m., in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian (410 Church St., Beaufort).

Free
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