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An Evening with Julie McAlpin Richmond

Pat Conroy Literary Center 601 Bladen Street, Beaufort, SC

The Pat Conroy Literary Center will host an evening with novelist Julie McAlpin Richmond (Julie Satterfield-Price) author of Green Grass & High Times, on November 30, at 6:00 p.m.

Free

An Evening with Pamela Courtney

Pat Conroy Literary Center 601 Bladen Street, Beaufort, SC

The Pat Conroy Literary Center will host an evening with author Pamela Courtney, author of Hotdogs for Hyenas: A Soul Forged in Rhodesia, on January 20, at 6:00 p.m.

Free

An Evening with Kathryn Purcell

Pat Conroy Literary Center 601 Bladen Street, Beaufort, SC

On Tuesday, January 25, at 6:00 p.m., the Pat Conroy Literary Center will host an evening with memoirist Kathryn Purcell, author of There's Something Wrong with Us: A Daughter's Story of Mental Illness, Loss and Healing.

Free

Book Signing for Wild Island Nature, with Author Carol Corbin

Pat Conroy Literary Center 601 Bladen Street, Beaufort, SC

The Friends of Hunting Island, in partnership with the Pat Conroy Literary Center, will host a drop-in book signing for the newly published coffee table book, Wild Island Nature: Hunting Island State Park and Saint Phillips Island, with author Carol Corbin on Saturday, February 5, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Conroy Center (601 Bladen St., Beaufort).

Free

Pat Conroy Literary Center Ribbon-Cutting Reception

Pat Conroy Literary Center 601 Bladen Street, Beaufort, SC

A ribbon-cutting and dedication of the Pat Conroy Literary Center will be held at 601 Bladen Street in Beaufort, SC on Saturday, March 19, at 5 pm. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served; registration is requested.

Free

An Evening with Carol Lucas

Pat Conroy Literary Center 601 Bladen Street, Beaufort, SC

On Tuesday, March 29, at 6:00 p.m., the Pat Conroy Literary Center will host an evening with memoirist Carol Lucas, author of A Breath Away: One Woman's Journey through Widowhood.

Free

Poetry Workshop: Mapping Mother Relationships

Pat Conroy Literary Center 601 Bladen Street, Beaufort, SC

This free in-person poetry workshop will open with passages written by Pat Conroy that explore his relationship with his mother, Peg Conroy. Participants will then take an active role in reading selected poems by Jamaica Kincaid, Li Young Lee, Dorianne Laux, Kiki Petrosino, Raymod Antrobus, and Sharon Olds for discussion.

Free

An Afternoon with T.D. Johnston

Pat Conroy Literary Center 601 Bladen Street, Beaufort, SC

Our nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center will host an afternoon with T.D. Johnston, author of the debut novel Reciprocity, on Saturday, May 14, at 2:00 p.m. at the Conroy Center (601 Bladen St.).

Free

An Evening with William Walsh

Pat Conroy Literary Center 601 Bladen Street, Beaufort, SC

Our nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center will host an evening with William Walsh, author of the debut novel Lakewood, on Monday, May 23, at 6:00 p.m. at the Conroy Center (601 Bladen St.).

Free

Workshop: Pitching Personal Essays and Op-Eds with Beverly Willett

Pat Conroy Literary Center 601 Bladen Street, Beaufort, SC

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to craft your pitches for personal essays and op-eds, and lift them out of the slush pile. Op-eds are not just for PhDs, celebrities, and those with discrete technical knowledge. Everyone has an expertise and we’ll explore how to find yours.

$45

An Evening with Kim Poovey

Pat Conroy Literary Center 601 Bladen Street, Beaufort, SC

Our nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center will host an evening with Kim Poovey, author of the historical novel Shadows of the Moss, in conversation with Jonathan Haupt on Tuesday, July 12, at 6:00 p.m. at the Conroy Center (601 Bladen St.).

Free

An Evening with Kerry Peresta

Pat Conroy Literary Center 601 Bladen Street, Beaufort, SC

Our nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center will host an evening with suspense novelist Kerry Peresta, author of The Rising (book 2 in the Olivia Callahan series), on Thursday, July 21, at 6:00 p.m. at the Conroy Center (601 Bladen St.).

Free

Recurring

Workshop (Part 1): Demystifying the Poetic Form with Charlene Spearen

Pat Conroy Literary Center 601 Bladen Street, Beaufort, SC

Poetry 101 is a free two-part in-person introductory poetry writing workshop led by Charlene Spearen at the nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center. Part I will explore not only examples of artistic expression in Conroy’s work but also the art of writing haikus, sonnets, as well as pastoral and ballad poetry as a vehicle of imaginative awareness.

Free

Workshop (Part 2): Imaginative Awareness and Risky Business with Charlene Spearen

Pat Conroy Literary Center 601 Bladen Street, Beaufort, SC

Poetry 101 is a free two-part in-person introductory poetry writing workshop led by Charlene Spearen at the nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center. In Part 2 participants will learn how to cross barriers and take risks as they create poems that move their audience deeply into their own individual worlds and experiences.

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

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

An Evening with Carla Damron, author of The Orchid Tattoo

Pat Conroy Literary Center 601 Bladen Street, Beaufort, SC

Our nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center will host an evening with award-winning novelist Carla Damron, author of The Orchid Tattoo, in conversation with Conroy Center executive director Jonathan Haupt on Tuesday, November 29, at 6:00 p.m. at the Conroy Center (601 Bladen St.).

Free
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