Foundations of Faith, Family & Friendship
The third annual Pat Conroy Literary Festival will be held in Conroy’s beloved Beaufort, South Carolina, this November 1–4. This year’s festival theme will address a trio of foundations central to Conroy’s writing life, and indeed to all of southern literature and culture: Faith, Family & Friendship.
In his timeless fiction and memoirs, Conroy’s evolving sense of self was interwoven in his questioning of religion, his conflicted familial entanglements, and his stalwart belief in the fellowship of his tribe of friends. In multifaceted exploration of our three-pronged theme, the Conroy Festival will once again offer an immersive, enticing mixture of author discussions and readings, book signings, original scholarship, performances, workshops, tours, receptions, and gatherings—highlighted this year by the release of the new anthology Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy.
(We will begin adding festival events this summer)
The Pat Conroy Literary Festival is presented in partnership between the Pat Conroy Literary Center and the USCB Center for the Arts, with generous support from a pantheon of sponsors, partners, presenters, and our amazing attendees. We look forward to seeing all of you in beautiful Beaufort by the sea this November 1-4.