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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

Pat Conroy Festival Author Event: Jennifer Daniels Neal & Estelle Ford-Williamson

Technical College of the Lowcountry 104 Reynolds Street, Bldg 12, Beaufort, SC

Singer/songwriter Jennifer Daniels Neal is the author of the debut novel The Locke Box AND the inspiration for a character in Estelle Ford-Williamson's novel Rising Fawn. Join Jennifer and Estelle for a conversation about their books and the intersections of their writing lives.

Free

Pat Conroy Festival: Poetry as Superpower

Technical College of the Lowcountry 104 Reynolds Street, Bldg 12, Beaufort, SC

Learn how poets slow down time, travel back into the past, reflect the world, and illuminate stories previously invisible. In this workshop, we explore the benefits of poetry for readers, writers, and communities.

$45

Pat Conroy Festival: Sense of Place

Technical College of the Lowcountry 104 Reynolds Street, Bldg 12, Beaufort, SC

In this workshop, we will navigate multi-sensory poems, play with poetic synesthesia, and explore a writer's sensorium to activate your creative writing.

$45

Pat Conroy Festival Author Event: Author & Photographer Andrew Feiler

Technical College of the Lowcountry 104 Reynolds Street, Bldg 12, Beaufort, SC

Presented as part of the 6th annual Pat Conroy Literary Festival, join photographer and author Andrew Feiler for an in-person presentation on his newest book, A Better Life for Their Children: Julius Rosenwald, Booker T. Washington, and the 4,978 Schools That Changed America.

Free

Pat Conroy Festival: Creating the Discipline

Technical College of the Lowcountry 104 Reynolds Street, Bldg 12, Beaufort, SC

So you want to be a professional writer? Join us as we share the tools we use to win the battle we all love so much—getting the stories and poems out of our heads, onto the page, and into publication.

$45

Pat Conroy Festival Author Event: Conversation with Ashley M. Jones, Anjali Enjeti, and Cinelle Barnes, in partnership with DAYLO

Technical College of the Lowcountry 104 Reynolds Street, Bldg 12, Beaufort, SC

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.

Free

Pat Conroy Festival Author Event: Carrie McCray Nickens Poetry Fellowship Reading

Technical College of the Lowcountry 104 Reynolds Street, Bldg 12, Beaufort, SC

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.

Free

Pat Conroy Festival Open Mic Night with Ashley M. Jones

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

The Pat Conroy Literary Festival's Open Mic Night will be a hybrid event with both in-person and virtual readings, headlined by Alabama Poet Laureate Ashley M. Jones, author of Reparations, Now!, and featuring fellow festival presenting authors.

Free

Pat Conroy Festival Author Event: Patti Callahan in Conversation with Margaret Evans

Lowcountry Presbyterian Church - Bluffton, SC 10 Simmonsville Rd., Bluffton, SC

As part of the 6th annual Pat Conroy Literary Festival, bestselling author Patti Callahan will discuss her newest book, Once Upon a Wardrobe, in conversation with Lowcountry Weekly publisher Margaret Evans at and in partnership with Lowcountry Presbyterian Church of Bluffton.

Free
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