Join Charleston novelist and artist Nicole Seitz and Pat Conroy Literary Center executive director Jonathan Haupt, co-editors of Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy, for a book signing at Savannah’s iconic E. Shaver Bookseller. Sales of Our Prince of Scribes benefit the educational mission of the nonprofit Conroy Center.
Praise for Our Prince of Scribes:
“In Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy, edited by Nicole Seitz and Jonathan Haupt, a collection of writers navigate the rich and often complicated landscape that was Conroy’s life…. Many of the writers have benefited from Conroy’s nurturing, and through their stories, they seek to honor his memory and continue to advance his unmistakable impact on modern literature.”–Augusta Chronicle
“His wound may have been geography, but his legacy was generosity. That’s the takeaway from this new collection of essays honoring the late Pat Conroy… A fitting tribute to a unique, significant writer and man.”—Kirkus Reviews
“A testament to his mentorship and passion for educating others, the book includes essays from more than sixty writers, including Rick Bragg, Nikky Finney, Mary Alice Monroe, Ron Rash, and Sallie Ann Robinson, one of Conroy’s former students on Daufuskie Island. It’s a moving tribute to the legacy of one of the South’s brightest lights.”–Garden & Gun’s Talk of the South
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About the coeditors:
Nicole Seitz is the author of seven novels and the editor of When You Pass through Waters: Words of Hope and Healing from Your Favorite Authors. Her novels, including The Spirit of Sweetgrass, Trouble the Water, A Hundred Years of Happiness, Saving Cicadas, The Inheritance of Beauty, Beyond Molasses Creek, and most recently The Cage-maker, have received starred reviews, been chosen as books of the month, and been put on “best of” lists for Books-a-Million, the Pulpwood Queens Book Club, IndieNEXT List, Southern Living, Deep South Magazine, Romantic Times, and Library Journal. Her novels have been nominated for the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance Award. Seitz’s short fiction, essays, and articles have appeared in numerous publications and anthologies.
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; Shrimp, Collards & Grits magazine; and the Conroy Center’s Porch Talk blog.