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Daufuskie Island School where Pat Conroy taught

In partnership with Haig Point and Tour Daufuskie, the Pat Conroy Literary Festival presents a fieldtrip to Daufuskie Island—immortalized as Yamacraw in Pat Conroy’s beloved memoir The Water Is Wide.

The tour will be guided by Conroy’s Daufuskie Island student, sixth generation island native Sallie Ann Robinson (now an accomplished chef, cookbook author, and cultural conservationist) and by Conroy’s longtime friends historian Larry Rowland (who first took Conroy to Daufuskie) and USCB writer in residence Ellen Malphrus (who was mentored by Conroy in her own writing life).

Registration includes roundtrip boat service from Bluffton’s Oyster Factory Park (63 Wharf St.), golf cart transportation on the island, lunch inspired by Sallie Ann Robinson’s recipes at the Haig Point Beach Club, a photo book of Pat Conroy’s teaching experience on the island, and a book signing with the tour guides. Seating is limited to 45 guests. The tour will return to Bluffton in time for that evening’s free event with Patti Callahan in Conversation with Jonathan Riddle at Bluffton’s Rotary Community Center, about a mile from Oyster Factory Park, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Tickets for the Daufuskie Island Day Trip are $189 per person and must be reserved in advance by Friday, October 26.  Click here for reservation…    or call 843-521-4145. Seating is limited to 45 guests.