Pat Conroy Literary Center executive director Jonathan Haupt will discuss best-selling author Pat Conroy’s lifelong love of books and libraries—focusing on the roles public libraries, school libraries, and Pat’s own personal library played in his writing life.
Through video and audio clips, photographs, and published and unpublished writings by and about Conroy, this presentation welcomes attendees into the book-filled world of one of America’s most beloved writers.
FREE and open to the public, this program also includes an overview of the Pat Conroy Literary Center and its annual Pat Conroy Literary Festival which honor and continue Conroy’s legacy as writer and educator in his adopted hometown of Beaufort, South Carolina.
Thanks to the Beaufort County Library System, this program will be presented at the following branch libraries:
- Beaufort Main Branch Library – May 25, 2:00-3:00 pm
Bluffton Branch Library – July 10, 2:00-3:00 pm
Hilton Head Branch Library – July 20, 2:00-3:00 pm
Saint Helena Branch Library – September 12, 2:00-3:00 pm
The program will also be presented at other venues which are posted on our calendar; all as separate events.
Website: Facebook Event Page
About our Presenter:
Jonathan Haupt is the executive director of the Pat Conroy Literary Center, the founding director of the Pat Conroy Literary Festival, and the former director of the University of South Carolina Press, where he created the Story River Books fiction imprint in partnership with Pat Conroy. Haupt serves on the boards of the South Carolina Academy of Authors, the Deckle Edge Literary Festival, and the Friends of South Carolina Libraries.