Join us as the Pat Conroy Literary Festival welcomes historical interpreter Caroline McIntyre as Rachel Carson, author of Silent Spring (1962). Carson is depicted just after the publication of Silent Spring and 18 months before she dies of breast cancer. Warning of dangers of pesticides and pollution, Silent Spring races to the top of the bestseller list, and Rachel Carson is attacked on all sides by the chemical industry. Proclaimed founder of the Environmental Movement, she is still maligned today. To many, she was Joan of Arc, Mother Teresa, and Lois Lane all rolled into one. For the young women of the 1960s, Rachel Carson was a true hero.
This program is sponsored by South Carolina Humanities, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities; inspiring, engaging and enriching South Carolinians with programs on literature, history, culture and heritage. www.schumanities.org
Free and open to the public, this event will be held upstairs in the Old Bay Marketplace in historic downtown Beaufort.
Photos as well as short bios of all festival presenters are on the Presenter Page.