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Keynoting our Lowcountry Book Club Convention, the Pat Conroy Literary Center’s Visiting Writers Series welcomes best-selling writer Will Schwalbe, author of Books for Living and The End of Your Life Book Club, appearing in conversation with novelist Cassandra King Conroy. Sponsored by South Carolina Humanities and the Pulpwood Queens book club, this program in presented in partnership with the Technical College of the Lowcountry. A book signing will follow the presentation. Free and open to the public.

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Praise for Books for Living:
“Books for Living is [a] gift, and one that keeps giving.”—USA Today

“A sweet and utterly restorative series of vignettes about how books—the right books, at the right times—can not only deepen a life but save it.”—Christian Science Monitor

“Inspiring and charming. . . . Books, to Schwalbe, are our last great hope to keep us from spiraling into the abyss.”—New York Times

“A love letter to reading, bibliophiles will close the last page with a few more entries on their to-read list.”—Real Simple

About our visiting writer:

WILL SCHWALBE has worked in publishing; digital media, as the founder and CEO of; and as a journalist, writing for various publications, including the New York Times and the South China Morning Post. He is the author of the New York Times best sellers The End of Your Life Book Club and Books for Living, and the coauthor, with David Shipley, of Send: Why People Email So Badly and How to Do It Better.


About our interviewer:

CASSANDRA KING CONROY is the award-winning author of five novels, a book of nonfiction, numerous short stories, essays, and magazine articles, most recently appearing in Coastal Living and Southern Living. Her New York Times and USA Today bestselling second novel, The Sunday Wife, was a People magazine Page-Turner, a South Carolina’s Readers Circle choice, and named as one of Book Sense’s top reading group selections. Also a New York Times and USA Today bestseller, The Same Sweet Girls was a number one Book Sense selection on release. Both novels were nominated for SIBA’s Book of the Year. Moonrise was a SIBA Okra Pick and bestseller, as was The Same Sweet Girls Guide to Life: Advice from a Failed Southern Belle. Recently honored as a 2017 Alabama Humanities Foundation Fellow, Cassandra is currently working on a memoir cookbook about life with her late husband, Pat Conroy.

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