Sunday October 3, 2021 – 4-5:00 PM EDT
Price: Free · Duration: 1 hr
Location: Lowcountry Presbyterian Church | 10 Simmonsville Rd, Bluffton, SC
This is a free in-person event | masks required.
Website: Facebook Event Page
“When I thought God had abandoned me, I discovered that He had simply given me a different voice to praise the inexhaustible beauty of the made world.”—Pat Conroy, My Losing Season
Acclaimed southern storyteller Pat Conroy (1945-2016) is best remembered as the author of a dozen beloved books, including The Water Is Wide, The Great Santini, The Lords of Discipline, and The Prince of Tides. In this free, public presentation, explore Conroy’s spiritual and humanistic faith as reflected in his turbulent life and bestselling books—from his Roman Catholic upbringing to The Citadel’s honor code to themes of spirituality in his writings to his life of service as a mentor to his fellow writers to his connections to his “second church,” First Presbyterian Church of Beaufort.
Presented by Jonathan Haupt, the executive director of the Pat Conroy Literary Center, and Holland Perryman, founder of Beaufort High School’s Diversity Awareness Youth Literacy Organization, this free community outreach program is offered in collaboration between Lowcountry Presbyterian Church and the nonprofit Conroy Center.
ABOUT OUR PRESENTERS
Jonathan Haupt is the executive director of the Pat Conroy Literary Center and the former director of the University of South Carolina Press. His book reviews and author interviews have appeared in the Charleston Post and Courier, Lowcountry Weekly, Beaufort Lifestyle, Savannah Morning News Beacon magazine, and the Southern Review of Books. He is co-editor of the anthology Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy, winner of 17 book awards.
The first intern of the Pat Conroy Conroy Literary Center, Holland Perryman is a senior at Beaufort High School, where she is founder of the Diversity Awareness Youth Literacy Organization and winner of the second annual Ann Head Literary Prize for Short Story. Her book reviews and author interviews have been published in the Charleston Post and Courier, Lowcountry Weekly, and the Southern Review of Books.