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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 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.

WHEN: SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST
WHERE: Oyster Factory Park (63 Wharf St., Bluffton, SC)
REGISTRATION: None required


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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