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Hub City Bookstore – Spartanburg, SC

Hub City Bookshop will host a panel discussion for Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy on Thursday, December 13, featuring contributing writers John Lane, George Singleton, and Ashley Warlick in conversation with co-editors Nicole Seitz and Jonathan Haupt. This event is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow the panel.

Praise for Our Prince of Scribes:
“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. Novelist Nicole Seitz and Jonathan Haupt, the executive director of the Pat Conroy Literary Center, pull together a who’s-who of writers from the Lowcountry and beyond for an ode to the real Prince of Tides… A fitting tribute to a unique, significant writer and man.”—Kirkus Reviews

“What could be better than so many voices coming together to celebrate Pat Conroy? This book is a testament to the enormous hold he had on our hearts and minds.”—Ann Patchett, author of Bel Canto and Commonwealth

Sales of Our Prince of Scribes support the year-round educational mission of the nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center.

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About our Presenting Writers:

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.

John Lane is a professor of English and environmental studies at Wofford College and director of the college’s Goodall Environmental Studies Center. Lane is the author of a dozen books of poetry and prose, most recently Coyote Settles the South. His newest book of poems, Anthropocene Blues, was published in 2017. Lane’s first novel, Fate Moreland’s Widow, was published by Story River Books in early 2015. He has won numerous awards, including the 2001 Phillip D. Reed Memorial Award for Outstanding Writing on the Southern Environment by the Southern Environmental Law Center. In 2011 he won the Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award, and in 2012 Abandoned Quarry won the SIBA Poetry Book of the Year prize. In 2014 Lane was inducted into the South Carolina Academy of Authors. He and his wife, Betsy Teter, are among the co-founders of Spartanburg’s Hub City Writers Project.

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.

George Singleton has published two novels, a book of advice, and seven col- lections of stories, which include The Half-Mammals of Dixie and Calloustown. He was raised in Greenwood, South Carolina, and educated at Furman University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Singleton has published more than three hundred short stories in the Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s, the Georgia Review, One Story, Playboy, Subtropics, the Southern Review, and elsewhere. He has been awarded a Pushcart Prize, the Corrington Award, the Hillsdale Award, and a Guggenheim fellowship. He was inducted into the South Carolina Academy of Authors and the Fellowship of Southern Writers. Singleton teaches at Wofford College.

Ashley Warlick is the author of four novels—The Arrangement, Seek the Living, The Summer after June, and The Distance from the Heart of Things. Her work has appeared in Redbook, the Oxford American, McSweeney’s, and Garden and Gun, among others. The youngest recipient of the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship, she has also received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. She teaches fiction in the mfa program at Queens University in Charlotte, North Carolina. She is also the buyer at M. Judson Booksellers and Storytellers in Greenville, South Carolina, where she lives with her family.

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