The new anthology Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy shares the heartfelt remembrances of 67 writers inspired and influenced by Conroy over the arc of their own writing lives. This special dinner event invites guests to share a meal and memories with more than 20 of those contributing writers—including Conroy family members and longtime friends.
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An accomplished group of literary and humanities scholars will trace Pat Conroy's developing and defining interests in issues of faith over decades. Most immediately, panelists will consider Conroy's relationship to specific religions, including Catholicism, the faith he was born into, and Judaism, a faith that fascinated him from boyhood...
Broadway dancer. Undercover FBI agent. Urban planner. U.S. Army Special Forces officer. This group of novelists lived interesting lives before deciding to pursue their dreams of becoming fulltime writers.
Join us for a local(ish) author panel discussion featuring four authors of recently published new small press books: Rebecca Dwight Bruff, author of the historical novel Trouble the Water (moderator); Donna Keel Armer, author of the travel memoir Solo in Salento; Susan Diamond Riley, author of the YA novel The Sea Turtle's Curse; and, from farther off, special guest Joe Palmer, author of the debut novel A Mariner's Tale.
Join us for a panel discussion of A Measure of Belonging: Twenty-One Writers of Color on the New American South, a newly named New York Times Notable Book--featuring editor Cinelle Barnes and contributing essayists Latria Graham and Gary Jackson--introduced by Ellen Malphrus.
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