Join us on the Pat Conroy Literary Festival’s Facebook page for a live-stream of our festival’s virtual Open Mic Night, featuring readings by festival presenters–hosted by Vivian Bikulege and presented in partnership with the South Carolina Writers Association. We will also be joined by the recipient of the Conroy Center’s fall 2020 Writer’s Residency, as our special guest presenter.
The live video from this program will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 7, on www.facebook.com/PatConroyFestival
The Pat Conroy Literary Festival is presented in partnership with ETV Lowcountry and made possible by the generous support of the Estate of Robert S. Handler.
To learn more about the South Carolina Writers Association, please visit www.myscwa.org.
About our host:
Vivian I. Bikulege holds an MFA from Queens University of Charlotte and is a columnist for the Lowcountry Weekly published in Beaufort, SC. Her 2018 essay “Cuttings” won the Carrie McCray Memorial Literary Award and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize by the Petigru Review (TPR). In 2020, she was awarded a scholarship in memoir to the Glen Workshop. In 2019, she was awarded a poetry scholarship to Tinker Mountain Writers. Currently, she is a board member for the South Carolina Writers Association (SCWA) and editor for poetry and non-fiction for TPR. She hosts the Open Mic for the Pat Conroy Literary Center and SCWA every month.
Photos as well as short bios of all festival presenters are on the Presenter Page.