Dinner and Keynote Address by Pulitzer Prize Winner Kathleen Parker
The new anthology Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy shares the heartfelt remembrances of 67 writers inspired and influenced by Conroy over the arc of their own writing lives. This special dinner event invites guests to share a meal and memories with more than 20 of those contributing writers—including Conroy family members and longtime friends.
Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the Washington Post Kathleen Parker will deliver the festival’s keynote address about her friendship with Pat and his mentoring influence in the writing life of her son (and fellow Our Prince of Scribes contributing writer).
The dinner and book signing will also feature contributing writers Will Balk, Rick Bragg, Sandra Brown, Patti Callahan, Cassandra King Conroy, Tim Conroy, Debbi Covington, Walter Edgar, Stephanie Austin Edwards, Margaret Evans, Cliff Graubart, Cynthia Graubart, Anthony Grooms, Jonathan Haupt, Ellen Malphrus, Bren McClain, Michael O’Keefe, Sallie Ann Robinson, Larry Rowland, Bernie Schein, Nicole Seitz, Lynn Seldon, Catherine Seltzer, and John Warley. Which writers will be at your dinner table? Join us and find out!
Praise for Our Prince of Scribes
“His wound may have been geography, but his legacy was generosity. That’s the takeaway from this new collection of essays honoring the late Pat Conroy. Novelist Nicole Seitz and Jonathan Haupt, the executive director of the Pat Conroy Literary Center, pull together a who’s-who of writers from the Lowcountry and beyond for an ode to the real Prince of Tides… A fitting tribute to a unique, significant writer and man.” — Kirkus Reviews
“What could be better than so many voices coming together to celebrate Pat Conroy? This book is a testament to the enormous hold he had on our hearts and minds.”—Ann Patchett, author of Bel Canto and Commonwealth
“Pat Conroy was a force for good in our world. With courage and grace, he brought the gifts of the devastating beauty of his writing and his transcendent vision of the human heart to the lives of the readers he touched and the writers he inspired.”—Barbra Streisand, from her foreword
This session is also included in the festival’s Weekend Pass (which includes ticketed and free events Thursday through Sunday, excluding workshops, cooking demonstrations, and tours).
For more information about the multi-session passes, please click here…