Pat Conroy (1945–2016) wrote that “the poets of the world occupy a place of high honor in my city of books.” Pat’s brother Tim, a poet and retired educator, explores Pat’s lifelong relationship with poetry as a reader, as a self-described failed poet, and as a writer who found a creative outlet for the rhapsody and rhythms of poetry in his iconic lyrical and descriptive prose. Featuring eight local poets, the fifth annual Kick-Start Poetry Month Reading offers an opportunity to gather in celebration of the written and spoken word. April is National Poetry Month, a time for reading, writing, and sharing poetry...
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The Pat Conroy Literary Center's Visiting Writers Series presents poet, novelist, and memoirist Beth Ann Fennelly, for a discussion of her writing life and her most recently book, Heating & Cooling: 52 Micro-Memoirs. Free and open to the public, this event is presented in partnership with the Beaufort County Library System's Hilton Head Island branch library.