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Date & Time: Friday, October 27, 2023 | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT
Location: USC Beaufort Center for the Arts | 805 Carteret St., Beaufort, SC 29902
Virtual: None
Cost: $10
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Panel discussion of The Lords of Discipline with screenwriter Thomas Pope, Citadel English professor Sean Hueston, and Pat Conroy’s classmate and fellow author John Warley. Ticketed, $10. (USC Beaufort Center for the Arts, 805 Carteret St., Beaufort)

About the panel:

Tom PopeThomas Pope has worked as a screenwriter on projects for Francis Ford Coppola, Ridley Scott, Barry Levinson, Penny Marshall, Frank Oz, Robert Redford, Wim Wenders, and many others. He wrote Lords of DisciplineThe ManitouSweet Land, and Hammett, and was also a writer on Someone to Watch Over Me, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, F/X, and others. His book, Good Scripts, Bad Scripts, was a college text, and analyzes numerous successful and not so successful films that resulted from many successful and not so successful screenplays. He is also a frequent speaker at the International Conference on Screenwriting and the Los Angeles Screenwriting Expo.

Dr. Sean HeustonSean Heuston is a professor of English, fine arts, and communications at The Citadel, where he also directs the Summer in London Program. He is the author of numerous scholarly articles and of the book Modern Poetry and Ethnography: Yeats, Frost, Warren, Heaney, and the Poet as Anthropologist, named a Choice Distinguished Academic Title. He earned a B.A. in English from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; an M.A. in English from Stanford University; and a Ph.D. in English from Vanderbilt University. He has taught The Lords of Discipline at The Citadel for more than 20 years.

John WarleyJohn Warley is the award-winning author of seven books. His bestselling novel, A Southern Girl, was praised by his Citadel classmate Pat Conroy as “stylish as a novel by John Irving and as tightly written as one by John Grisham.” Warley’s history of his undergraduate alma mater, Stand Forever, Yielding Never: The Citadel in the 21st Century, led to his selection to write both the inscription for the college’s war memorial and “The Citadel at War,” a narrative history of the wars and conflicts in which Citadel alumni have made the ultimate sacrifice. NPR selected his essay “Lingering at the Doors” for publication in This I Believe on Fatherhood. A graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, he drew on decades of experience practicing law in writing his latest novel, A Jury of One.

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