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Saturday, July 27, 2024 – 10 am – 2 pm EDT
Price: Free · Duration: 4 hrs
Location: Port Royal Sound Foundation Weezie Educational Pavilion | 130 Okatie Hwy, Okatie, SC 29909

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The Pat Conroy Literary Center’s annual Lowcountry Children’s Book Fair will be held on Saturday, July 27, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Port Royal Sound Foundation Weezie Educational Pavilion (310 Okatie Hwy, Okatie). The Maritime Center will also be open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and admission is free.

Presented in partnership between the nonprofit Conroy Center, the Port Royal Sound Foundation, the Storybook Shoppe children’s bookstore, and DAYLO: Diversity Awareness Youth Literacy Organization, this special event is free and open to the public.

Student volunteers from DAYLO will be hosting picture book read-alouds and bookmark art projects throughout the day. Featured middle-grade mysteries author Susan Diamond Riley will read from her newest Delta & Jax Mystery, The Sea Devil’s Demise, at 11:00 a.m. Featured bestselling children’s picture book author Antwan Eady will read from his newest book, The Last Stand, at 1:00 p.m.

Other participating authors and artists include Patricia Bee, author of Try’umsee’s Wings; Rebecca Chamberlain, author and artist of Maralee & the Turtles of the Sea; Mary T. Jacobs, author of the Big Daddy Series; Kellie Langan author of the Tinkie and Bobo series; Susan Montanari, author of My Dog’s a Chicken; Katherine Robinson, author of The Crabs on Calhoun; and Laurie Suber, author of Hunting Island Adventures: A South Carolina State Park Adventure with Levi and Skylin.

The Storybook Shoppe will have additional local books available for sale. All participating authors will be available to sign copies of their books. And a food truck will be available for lunch purchases.

About the Featured Authors:
Susan Diamond RileyAuthor of the Delta & Jax Mysteries, award-winning writer and editor Susan Diamond Riley has worked in the fields of publishing, journalism, and education for more than thirty years and has taught and tutored writing at the middle school, high school, and college levels.

She holds a master of arts degree in children’s literature and is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, the South Carolina Writers Association, and the Island Writers Network. She currently lives on Hilton Head Island.

Antwan EadyAntwan Eady is the author of the award-winning picture book Nigel and the Moon (illustrated by Gracey Zhang) and the recently released The Last Stand (illustrated by Jarrett and Jerome Pumphrey).

Down the dirt roads of South Carolina’s lowcountry is where Antwan’s understanding of—and appreciation for—family, community, and land unfolded. Now he shares those stories with the world. When he isn’t writing, he’s visiting schools, libraries, and colleges throughout the country. A graduate of Clemson University, Antwan lives in Savannah, Georgia.

This program and others like this would not be possible without your financial help for which, as always, Pat Conroy Literary Center gratefully thanks you.

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