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Lowcountry Book Club Convention: Virtual Visit with Zibby Owens

Online - ZOOM

As a prologue to the 6th annual Lowcountry Book Club Convention, on Friday, September 23, at 6:00 p.m., the nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center will host a special live-streamed appearance by podcaster and publisher Zibby Owens, creator of Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books and author of Bookends: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Literature, in conversation with Lauren Marino, editorial director of Hachette Books and author of Bookish Broads: Women Who Wrote Themselves into History.

Free

The Sixth Annual Lowcountry Book Club Convention

Culinary Institute of the South 1 Venture Dr, Bluffton, SC

The nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center will host the 6th annual Lowcountry Book Club Convention on Saturday, September 24, at the Culinary Institute of the South in Bluffton, SC.

$15 – $40

An Evening with Karen Spears Zacharias

NeverMore Books 910 Port Republic St, Beaufort, SC

NeverMore Books, in partnership with the nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center, will host an evening with award-winning writer and Gold-Star Daughter Karen Spears Zacharias, author of The Murder Gene, on Tuesday, October 4, at 5:00 p.m.

Free

October 2022 Open Mic Night

Online - Facebook Live

Our monthly virtual Open Mic Night is presented on Zoom in partnership between the Pat Conroy Literary Center and the South Carolina Writers Association.

Free

An Evening with Novelist Jamie Ford

Online - ZOOM

In partnership with Buxton Books of Charleston, the nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center will host a virtual visit with bestselling novelist Jamie Ford, author The Many Daughters of Afong Moy, a newly named selection of the Today Show's Read with Jenna Book Club.

Free

2022 Festival Day One

Beaufort, SC

The annual Conroy Festival began as Pat Conroy’s 70th birthday celebration in October 2015 and now continues as an annual signature event of the nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center. The festival is made possible each year by a generous gift from the Robert S. Handler Trust and through collaborations with a pantheon of community partners

2022 Festival Day Two

Beaufort, SC

The annual Conroy Festival began as Pat Conroy’s 70th birthday celebration in October 2015 and now continues as an annual signature event of the nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center. The festival is made possible each year by a generous gift from the Robert S. Handler Trust and through collaborations with a pantheon of community partners

2022 Festival Day Three

Beaufort, SC

The annual Conroy Festival began as Pat Conroy’s 70th birthday celebration in October 2015 and now continues as an annual signature event of the nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center. The festival is made possible each year by a generous gift from the Robert S. Handler Trust and through collaborations with a pantheon of community partners

An Evening of Poetry with Glenis Redmond and Marlanda Dekine

Sandies 711 Bladen St., Beaufort, SC

Poet Glenis Redmond is a 2022 inductee of the South Carolina Academy of Authors (the Palmetto State’s Literary Hall of Fame) and a 2020 recipient of the South Carolina Governor’s Award for the Arts. Poet Marlanda Dekine is newly named as the South Carolina Arts Commission Fellow for Spoken Word / Slam Poetry and winner of the 2021 New Southern Voices Poetry Prize.

Free

Workshop: Creating Couplets and Ekphrastic Poetry with Glenis Redmond

Pat Conroy Literary Center 601 Bladen Street, Beaufort, SC

SC Academy of Authors inductee, Upstate South Carolina poet, and teaching artist Glenis Redmond explores the power of poetry through the legacy of David Drake, also known as Dave the Potter, an enslaved potter-poet from Aiken, South Carolina.

$45

Workshop: More Than Just a Backdrop with Anthony Grooms

Online - ZOOM

In this seminar and workshop, participants will discuss setting in prose fiction, including its importance in establishing “place,” its integration into scene, and its support of characterization and theme.

$45

Book Signing at Grayco’s Annual Holiday Open House

Grayco 136 Sea Island Pkwy, Beaufort, SC

As part of this year's annual Holiday Open House at Grayco (136 Sea Island Parkway, Lady's Island), the nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center will host a multi-author book signing. Join us at Grayco from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 10

Free

November 2022 Open Mic Night

Online - Facebook Live

Our monthly virtual Open Mic Night is presented on Zoom in partnership between the Pat Conroy Literary Center and the South Carolina Writers Association.

Free

Beaufort Human Library, Second Edition

Technical College of the Lowcountry - Building 12 Auditorium 104 Reynolds Street, Bldg 12, Beaufort, SC

The second edition of the Beaufort Human Library will be held as a free public event on Sunday, November 13, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., at the Technical College of the Lowcountry's MacLean Hall (104 Reynolds St, bldg 12, Beaufort, SC), in partnership with TCL, the nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center, the Beaufort County Library System, the Storybook Shoppe, the Diversity Awareness Youth Literacy Organization, and community organizers and volunteers.

Free

An Evening of Poetry with Libby Bernardin and Jane Zenger

Pat Conroy Literary Center 601 Bladen Street, Beaufort, SC

Our nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center will host an evening of poetry with Libby Bernardin, author of House in Need of Mooring (Press 53) and Jane Zenger, author of Night Bloomer (Muddy Ford Press) on Tuesday, November 15, at 5:00 p.m. at the Conroy Center (601 Bladen St.).

Free

Conversation with YA Novelist Kalynn Bayron Nov 2022

Online - ZOOM

In this special virtual event of the Bluffton Book Festival, New York Times bestselling author Kalynn Bayron will discuss her YA fantasy novel This Wicked Fate, her highly anticipated sequel to This Poison Heart, in conversation with book reviewers Millie Bennett and Jonathan Haupt, as well as a live in-studio audience of students from Bluffton High School.

Free
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