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The Pat Conroy Literary Center’s monthly Open Mic Night will be held virtually on Thursday, June 13, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Our featured writer is novelist Laura Mahaffey, author of Subject to the Tide. Open Mic will also feature short readings of 3 to 5 minutes each by other writers in many genres.

When: Thursday, June 13, 2024 at 6 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
Price: Free · Duration: 1 hr 30 min
Where: Facebook Live

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We want to build our community of writers and an appreciation for the art and talent of new, emerging, and long-time writers. Thank you for supporting this partnership!

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About our featured writer:
Laura MahaffeyLaura Mahaffey writes romance with a dash of suspense, a hint of folklore, and a splash of magical realism. She loves to explore the potential of the unseen. Coastal South Carolina is home to some of her fondest memories. She’s kayaked its marshes, explored its cemeteries, and fell in love with its beauty during the four years she lived among the mysteries brewing in the Spanish Moss. Now, she lives in the Pacific Northwest with her two dogs, a dignified miniature schnauzer and a sassy

Subject to the Tide is a beguiling novel weaving hints of romance and dark mystery into a dreamy, love letter to the shadow haunted, South Carolina coast. Amanda and Hal make for an entertaining tandem whose story you won’t want to put down.”–Erick Mertz, author of the Strange Air Series


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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