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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
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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

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
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