Pat Conroy Literary Center Festival

The fifth annual Pat Conroy Literary Festival – November 5 to 8/2020!

The Board of Directors of The Pat Conroy Literary Center would like to commend its Executive Director Jonathan Haupt and staff for the exceptional work in presenting the 5th Annual Pat Conroy Literary Festival in a successful digital format during this pandemic mayhem.

We thank all of you who participated in previous Festivals. We met many of you personally thus allowing us to put a ‘face’ on our loyal supporters.  We hope to see all of you in Beaufort at next festivals. Meanwhile the 2020 festival events will be held in a different manner due to the mayhem this pandemic brought over this country…

Save the 2020 Festival Date: November 5 to 8

The fifth annual Pat Conroy Literary Festival will be held in Conroy’s beloved Beaufort, South Carolina.

The Festival will be held as a series live-streamed author presentations and panel discussions, online writing workshops, exhibits, and virtual tours on November 5-8, 2020.

Once again we will gather to celebrate Pat Conroy’s legacy with our ANNUAL PAT CONROY FESTIVAL. Sadly, this pandemic has made large gatherings in Beaufort impossible at a time when community seems most important. But by going virtual many others will be able to participate in our uplifting weekend of discussion and workshops and exhibits and virtual tours. So please JOIN US and make your words count as we host a series of events that celebrates the written word and pursue our goal of making every voice matter!

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The Pat Conroy Literary Festival is made possible by the generous support of the Estate of Robert S. Handler and is presented in partnership with South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV), the Crescendo arts festival of Hilton Head Island, the Beaufort chapter of the South Carolina Writers Association, the Friends of South Carolina Libraries, the National Association of Women Artists, and the Coastal Discovery Museum of Hilton Head Island. We look forward to your virtual participation in our beautiful Beaufort by the sea annual Pat Conroy  Festival.