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The second annual Pat Conroy Literary Festival will be held on October 19–22 in beautiful Beaufort, South Carolina. Join us as we celebrate Pat Conroy’s legacy as student and teacher through this year’s festival theme of The Transformative Power of Education.

Extending the remarkable conversations and experiences which began at the Pat Conroy at 70 festival and birthday celebration in October 2015, the Pat Conroy Literary Festival will continue to honor the writing life of Pat Conroy (1945–2016) in his adopted hometown of Beaufort, South Carolina. As an annual event, the Conroy Festival will also expand the circle to include larger discussions of Southern literature, life, and culture.

Our immersive multi-day gathering features writer panels and book signings, live dramatic performances, film screenings, receptions, readings, tours, exhibitions, and a series of instructive workshops for writers, all centered around the University of South Carolina Beaufort’s Center for the Arts.

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For more about the Pat Conroy Literary Festival, including a full schedule of events, list of presenting authors, and a festival area map, please visit For the list of all events see Events Overview on the festival site.

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