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Our Conroy Center’s sixth annual March Forth will be held on Friday, March 4, through Sunday, March 6. March Forth commemorates the anniversary of Pat Conroy’s passing on March 4, 2016, with programs on major themes of his writing and teaching life, including social justice, inclusivity, conservation, education, and storytelling.

FREE author discussions, hosted by DAYLO, with books available for sale and signing through NeverMore Books, featuring: Rebecca Hall, author of the graphic novel Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts and Len Lawson and Gary Jackson, poets and co-editors of The Future of Black: Afrofuturism, Black Comics, and Superhero Poetry (in conversation with fellow contributing writers to this anthology)

WHEN: SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST
WHERE: Technical College of the Lowcountry, McLean Hall (104 Reynolds St. bldg 12, Beaufort, SC)
REGISTRATION: Free but advanced registration required by 3/4/22. Register at Eventbrite.

SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Oyster Factory Park (63 Wharf St., Bluffton, SC)

Paper Bag Princess Day, hosted by the Storybook Shoppe

FREE kid-friendly readings and craft projects inspired by The Paper Bag Princess, written by Robert Munch and illustrated by Michael Martchenko, featuring staff from Bluffton’s children’s bookstore the Storybook Shoppe and local volunteers. Books available for sale.

SUNDAY, MARCH 6, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Penn Center (16 Penn Center E., St. Helena Island, SC)

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, with books available for sale and signing through NeverMore Books, featuring:

J. Drew Lanham, author of Sparrow Envy and The Home Place

Janisse Ray, author of Wild Spectacle and Ecology of a Cracker Childhood

Herb Frazier, historian and co-editor of Ukweli: Searching for Healing Truth (in conversation with contributing writers Elizabeth Robin, Jonathan Haupt, Marjory Wentworth, Yvette R. Murray, and Gloria Holmes)

Advance registration for 3/6/22 Penn Center events required by 2/22/22.

March Forth 2022

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