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USC Beaufort Center for the Arts

This two-hour presentation is open to Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) members and requires advance registration through the USC Beaufort OLLI website: (Registration opens in mid-September.)

Join Debbi Covington and Jonathan Haupt to Celebrate Beaufort and Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy. The class will feature cooking demonstrations of recipes from Debbi’s new cookbook and will focus on some of the recipes that she associates with her friend, the late Pat Conroy. Jonathan will be on hand to share some Conroy stories from Our Prince of Scribes, of which Debbi is one of the contributing writers. A reception with samples from Celebrate Beaufort will follow. Wine will be served. Both books will be available for purchase and signing.

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About our Instructors:

Debbi Covington is an award-winning caterer, cookbook author and food columnist. Her cookbooks include Celebrate Beaufort, Celebrate Everything! and Dining Under the Carolina Moon. Debbi has been featured as a “Master of Entertaining” in Southern Living magazine and her recipes have been published in multiple cookbooks including Southern Living’s Best Kept Secrets of the South’s Best Cooks and The Best of The Best of South Carolina. Her cuisine has been photographed for Better Homes and Gardens Magazine. She has been voted “Best Caterer” in Beaufort, SC since 2010. Debbi has a passion for cuisine and delights in creating seasonal and locally inspired menus.

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. He serves on the boards of the South Carolina Academy of Authors and the Friends of South Carolina Libraries, and on the South Carolina Humanities advisory committee and the American Writers Museum affiliates steering committee. With Charleston novelist Nicole Seitz, he is co-editor of the forthcoming anthology Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy.

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