Join Pat Conroy Literary Center executive director Jonathan Haupt for a lively discussion of best-selling author Pat Conroy’s reverence for the art of teaching and his own legacy as a teacher. We’ll explore informative, inspirational profiles of representative teachers from Conroy’s formative years as a student at Beaufort High School and profiles of Conroy’s own students at BHS and on Daufuskie Island. Using photos, video and audio clips, and excerpts from published and unpublished writings by and about Conroy, the class will broaden our appreciation for the beloved writer’s great love of teaching and of his adopted home in the lowcountry.
This two-hour presentation is open to Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) members and requires advance registration through the OLLI at UGA website: https://olli.uga.edu (Registration opens in 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 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 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 anthology Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy.