Panel discussion of Pat Conroy as Beaufort High School Student and Teacher, to be held at the former BHS (now Beaufort Middle School, 2501 Mossy Oaks Rd.) Panel Members: Pat’s BHS principal William E. Dufford, classmates Alexia Helsley and Stephanie Austin Edwards, and student Valerie Sayers (all now published authors themselves) Moderator: Pat Conroy biographer Catherine Seltzer Free and open to the public. Donations welcome.
Porch Talk Live This lively discussion features three of Pat’s friends who were all students and teachers together—experiences Pat was drawing on in his unfinished novel The Storms of Aquarius. To be held at the former BHS (now Beaufort Middle School, 2501 Mossy Oaks Rd.) Panel Members: George Garbade, Mike Jones, and Bernie Schein (Pat’s friends who were all students and teachers together) Moderator: southern writer Janis Owens Discussion Topic: Experiences Pat was drawing on in his unfinished novel The Storms of Aquarius Free and open [...]
This panel features Citadel Class of 1967 Reunion discussion, featuring Pat Conroy’s Citadel classmates . Panel Members: Scott Graber and John Warley Moderator: Writer and Citadel research fellow Maggie Schein Advanced registration required, this is a ticketed event and includes screening, reunion panel, and reception FRIDAY BUNDLE TICKET: Use this one ticket for 3 events: 1. Movie Screening of the Lords of Discipline 2. Citadel Class of 1967 Reunion Panel Discussion 3. Reception and Book Signing at the Pat Conroy Literary Center Buy Bundle Ticket Here
This panel features Debbi Covington, Nathalie Dupree, Matt and Ted Lee (The Lee Bros.), and Sallie Ann Robinson. A book signing follows. Moderator: Southern writer Ellen Malphrus Ticket information: Advance registration required, ticketed event - Buy Tickets Here
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.
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