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.
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
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.
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.
As part of the 6th annual Pat Conroy Literary Festival, Beaufort High School's DAYLO (Diversity Awareness Youth Literacy Organization) will host a conversation with Hub City Press authors Cinelle Barnes (A Measure of Belonging), Anjali Enjeti (The Parted Earth), and Ashley M. Jones (Reparations, Now!). This session will be moderated by DAYLO members Holland Perryman, Alisha Arora, and Millie Bennett.
As part of the 6th annual Pat Conroy Literary Festival, we will host the Carrie McCray Nickens Poetry Fellowship Reading featuring fellowship winner Elizabeth Robin and finalists Miho Kinnas, Derek Berry, Danielle Verwers, Ann-Chadwell Humphries, and Yvette R. Murray, moderated by Ellen Malphrus, USCB writer in residence.