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Pat Conroy Festival: Personal Growth through Journaling

Pat Conroy Literary Center 601 Bladen St, Beaufort, SC

What do we invite into our life? Let's frolic in the creation of a fruitful, customized practice to observe and write in ways that welcome and celebrate opportunities for peace, passion and joy!

$45

Pat Conroy Festival: Make a Scene, Why Don’t You!

Pat Conroy Literary Center 601 Bladen St, Beaufort, SC

Scenes are the building blocks of stories and novels. Mastering scene-writing is a powerful way to develop characters and to increase tension and suspense. In this workshop, you will gain a deeper understanding of how you can use scenes, alongside summary, to build stories and novels that have dramatic power and emotional impact.

$45

Pat Conroy Festival: Willie Morris Award Winners Panel

USC Beaufort Center for the Arts 801 Carteret Street, Beaufort, SC

Panel discussion with four winners of the Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction: Nathan Harris (The Sweetness of Water), De’Shawn Charles Winslow (In West Mills), Bren McClain (One Good Mama Bone), and Mindy Friddle (Secret Keepers).

Free

Pat Conroy Festival: The Water Is Wide Panel

USC Beaufort Center for the Arts 801 Carteret Street, Beaufort, SC

Honoring the 50th anniversary of Pat Conroy’s 1972 teaching memoir The Water Is Wide, the panel discussion will include Conroy’s Daufuskie Island student turned celebrity chef and cultural historian Sallie Ann Robinson, historian Larry Rowland, and two of Conroy’s teaching colleagues, George Westerfield and Peter Walter, moderated by Ellen Malphrus

Free

Pat Conroy Festival: Conrack Film Screening

USC Beaufort Center for the Arts 801 Carteret Street, Beaufort, SC

FILM SCREENING OF CONRACK, also featuring live vocal performances by Marlena Smalls, teacher recognitions, and a new scholarship announcement, at the USC Beaufort Center for the Arts

Free

Pat Conroy Festival: Fiction Can Fix Things

Pat Conroy Literary Center 601 Bladen St, Beaufort, SC

This is a generative workshop, so bring your "what really happened" and let's apply some real pressure. Let's put your characters in the driver's seat and see what they're capable of. I'm telling you -- that's the sweet, sweet glory.

$45

Pat Conroy Festival: Memoirist Judy Goldman

Zoom

Judy Goldman, author of the memoir Child, live-streamed on the Conroy Center’s Facebook page and also accessible on Zoom with advance registration.

Free

Pat Conroy Festival: Novelist Thrity Umrigar

USC Beaufort Center for the Arts 801 Carteret Street, Beaufort, SC

Thrity Umrigar, author of the novel Honor, in conversation with Margaret Evans. Book signing to follow, at the USC Beaufort Center for the Arts

Free

Pat Conroy Festival: Novelist George Dawes Green

USC Beaufort Center for the Arts 801 Carteret Street, Beaufort, SC

George Dawes Green, author of the novel The Kingdoms of Savannah, in conversation with Scott Graber. Book signing to follow, at the USC Beaufort Center for the Arts.

Free

Pat Conroy Festival: Kick-Start Your Manuscript

USC Beaufort Center for the Arts 801 Carteret Street, Beaufort, SC

Thinking of writing a book? Whether you’re contemplating a novel, a memoir, or a collection of stories, embarking on a book-length manuscript of prose can be daunting.

$45

Pat Conroy Festival: Storytelling Performance

USC Beaufort Center for the Arts 801 Carteret Street, Beaufort, SC

STORYTELLING EVENT: With Moth founder George Dawes Green, featuring MC Jon Goode, Scott Gibbs and the Beaufort Mass Choir, Steve Faulkner of Alibis, Peter Zamuka, and several local storytellers.

$25

Pat Conroy Festival: Hunting Island Trail Walk

Hunting Island State Park 2555 Sea Island Parkway, St Helena Island, SC

Whether it’s your first time in the forest, or you’re an avid nature-lover, learn techniques to deepen your personal ease and heighten your connection with the intuitive guidance within nature.

$100

Pat Conroy Festival: Memories to Memoir

Zoom

Award-winning writer and veteran workshop instructor, Judy Goldman, will tell you everything you need to know to begin writing memoir — or, if you’re already engaged in writing memoir, how to take your work to a deeper level.

$45

Pat Conroy Festival: Children’s Authors Panel

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

Children’s Authors Rebecca Dwight Bruff (Stars of Wonder) and Susan Montanari (The Halloween Tree) in conversation with Sally Sue Lavigne of the Storybook Shoppe.

Free
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