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Pat Conroy Festival: Characters Who Grow from Where They’re Planted

Pat Conroy Literary Center 601 Bladen St, Beaufort, SC

Guided brainstorming will be implemented to build characters for our fiction work; we’ll practice with timed drills to flesh out aspects of their personality and generate possible plot angles. After writing examples of these aspects of character, participants will read some of their work and give each other feedback; Participants will leave with tangible detail of at least one character that will enable them to begin constructing a story or fleshing out a character in a novel or short story.

$45

Pat Conroy Festival: The Healing Art

Online Virtual Event Online, Beaufort, SC

Research has shown that mindful reflection and a daily writing practice can facilitate the immediate processing of our emotions, even during the most turbulent times.

$45

Pat Conroy Festival Author Event: Remembering Dorothea Benton Frank

Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce 711 Bladen Street, Beaufort, SC

As part of the 6th annual Pat Conroy Literary Festival, we will host a panel discussion remembering bestselling and beloved novelist Dorothea Benton Frank and her special friendship with Pat Conroy, featuring contributing writers to Reunion Beach: Cassandra King, Patti Callahan, Marjory Wentworth, and Gervais Hagerty

Free

Pat Conroy Festival: Songwriting with Jennifer Daniels & Jeff Neal

Pat Conroy Literary Center 601 Bladen St, Beaufort, SC

Join Jennifer Daniels and Jeff Neal for ninety minutes of fast-paced, interactive tips and tricks for songwriting. We'll run exercises that will empower you to pursue your own unique voice with confidence.

$45

Pat Conroy Festival Book Signing: Jennifer Daniels Neal & Estelle Ford-Williamson

NeverMore Bookstore 910 Port Republic Street, Beaufort, SC

Presented by the Pat Conroy Literary Festival as a First Friday special event at NeverMore Books, meet singer/songwriter/novelist Jennifer Daniels Neal, author of The Locke Box, and local novelist Estelle Ford-Williamson, author of Rising Fawn. This is an in-person book signing at NeverMore Books in downtown Beaufort.

Free

Pat Conroy Festival: Young Writers Reading with Holland Perryman

Online Virtual Event Online, Beaufort, SC

Presented as part of the 6th annual Pat Conroy Literary Festival, we will host a reading by some of the young writers and artists who participated in our 4th annual Camp Conroy summer camp, reading their work from To Be Free, the 2021 Camp Conroy anthology. They will be joined by the winner of the 2nd annual Ann Head Literary Prize for Short Story at Beaufort High School, Holland Perryman.

Free
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