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USC Beaufort Hilton Head campus at 1 Sand Shark Drive (adjacent 21 Office Park Road), Hilton Head Island, SC

“Open yourself up to all experience. Let life pour through you the way light pours through leaves.”—Pat Conroy

Explore 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will be discussed in a presentation augmented with video and audio clips, photographs, and excerpts from published and unpublished materials, presented by Conroy Center executive director Jonathan Haupt.

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 on 1/14/20.) This program will be held in the OLLI classroom at the USC Beaufort Hilton Head campus at 1 Sand Shark Drive (adjacent 21 Office Park Road), Hilton Head Island, SC.

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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. With novelist and artist Nicole Seitz, he is co-editor of the award-winning anthology Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy, Haupt’s articles, book reviews, and author interviews have appeared in the Charleston Post and Courier, Beaufort Lowcountry Weekly, Beaufort Lifestyle magazine, Pink magazine, Shrimp, Collards & Grits magazine, Fall Lines, Southern Writers magazine’s Suite T blog, and the Conroy Center’s Porch Talk blog. He serves as an associate producer and consultant to the SCETV author interview program By the River, on the board of directors of the South Carolina Academy of Authors and the Friends of South Carolina Libraries, on the American Writers Museum affiliates steering committee, and on the South Carolina Humanities advisory committee.

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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