Join Pat Conroy Literary Center executive director Jonathan Haupt for an exploration of Pat Conroy’s lifelong commitment to education through stories of some of the mentors he sought out later in life and lessons he learned along the way, changing the course of his storied life as a bestselling author. Conroy’s inspiring role as both a lifelong learner and a lifelong teacher will be discussed in a presentation augmented with video and audio clips, photographs, and excerpts from published and unpublished materials.
This two-hour presentation is open to Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) members and requires advance registration through www2.furman.edu/sites/OLLI. (Registration opens in mid-August.)
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About our Presenter:
Jonathan Haupt is the executive director of the Pat Conroy Literary Center, the founding director of the annual 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 advisory board of the South Carolina Humanities and the affiliates steering committee of the American Writers Museum. Haupt’s book reviews and author interviews have appeared in the Charleston Post and Courier; Lowcountry Weekly; Fall Lines; Pink magazine; Beaufort Lifestyle magazine; Shrimp, Collards & Grits magazine; and the Conroy Center’s Porch Talk blog. He is co-editor with Charleston novelist and artist Nicole Seitz of the award-winning anthology Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy.