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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

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
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