Patricia “Nolia” Biggerstaff, Luke Parker Bowles, Lynn Markovich Bryant, Cassandra King Conroy, Melissa Conroy, Tim Conroy, Debbi Covington, Jessica Crouch, Kate Daniels, William E. Dufford, Nathalie Dupree, Stephanie Austin Edwards, Carl B. Epps III, Margaret Shinn Evans, Bud Ferillo, George Garbade, Scott Graber, Jonathan Haupt, Alexia Helsley, Rockelle Henderson, Sean Hueston, Elijah Heyward Jr., Kim Shealy Jeffcoat, Mike Jones, Matt & Ted Lee (the Lee Bros.), Nina Leipold, Amey Lewis, Cate Lineberry, Michael Livingston, L. K. McCall, Bren McClain, Ray McManus, Susan Madison, Ellen Malphrus, Lauren Rule Maxwell, Florence Minor, Wendell Minor, Michael Boulware Moore, Janis Owens, Sallie Ann Robinson, J. C. Sasser, Valerie Sayers, Bernie Schein, Maggie Schein, Nicole Seitz, Catherine Seltzer, Victoria Smalls, Katie Stagliano, Ann Kidd Taylor, Deno Trakas, Daniel Cross Turner, Adam Vines, John Warley
2017 Special Events & Workshops
Open House at the Pat Conroy Literary Center
308 Charles Street, Beaufort, South Carolina www.patconroyliterarycenter.org
The Pat Conroy Literary Center will hold open house hours on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of the Pat Conroy Literary Festival. This is your chance to visit the new Center, to see a Pat Conroy exhibit, and to learn more about the Center’s plans for 2018.
Brunch with Cassandra King Conroy, author of Moonrise, Melissa Conroy, author and artist of The Lowcountry Coloring Book, and Tim Conroy, author of Theologies of Terrain. October 22, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at 100 Dataw Dr., St. Helena Island
Guided Tours of the former Beaufort High School (now Beaufort Middle School), where Pat Conroy was a student for his junior and senior years and where he returned to teach for two years following his graduation from The Citadel and before his year of teaching on Daufuskie Island. Tours will be led by Pat’s BHS classmates, teachers, students, and colleagues.
Workshop: Who Do You Listen To? Building a Successful Writing Partnership
October 19, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Workshop leaders: novelists Bren McClain and J.C. Sasser
As a writer, how do you sift through all of the noise to find feedback that resonates? As a reader, how do you provide feedback that matters?
Workshop: Tapping Your Creative Genius: A Workshop for Fostering Inspiration
October 19, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Workshop leader: Creativity coach, poet, and artist Susan Madison
We are each born with unique gifts. As a result, we have individual opportunities and responsibilities to share our gifts with others in meaningful ways. Learning to recognize and nurture one’s idiosyncratic talents can lead to a lifetime of inspiration and focused creativity in writing or other arts.
Workshop: Tell Me a Story… in Verse: The Continuing Appeal of Narrative Poetry
October 20, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Workshop Leaders: Hard Lines: Rough South Poetry editor Daniel Cross Turner and poets Kate Daniels, Ray McManus, and Adam Vines.
This poetry-writing workshop features three of the best writers—and teachers—of poetry across the contemporary South: Kate Daniels, Ray McManus, and Adam Vines. They will help participants learn how to tell a story… in verse.
Workshop: Writing and Illustrating for the Children’s Book Market
October 20, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Workshop leader: Melissa Conroy
Have you ever thought about writing a children’s book? Or illustrating one? How hard can it be to create a successful 32-page picture book? Let’s find out.
Workshop: Creative Organization for Writers
October 21, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Workshop leader: Stephanie Austin Edwards
Finding time for writing is a challenge for many, so let’s learn to make the most of limited time through being better organized for creativity. This class offers productivity advice and tools on how to get started and keep going for maximum creative flow and minimum technical frustration.
Workshop: Book Publishing & Marketing – An Insider’s Guide
October 21, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Workshop Leader: Editing, marketing, and representation consultant Rockelle Henderson
You’ve written a book! Now what? Rockelle Henderson, a New York publishing insider and founder of the Bluffton Book Festival will outline the steps toward publishing successfully among today’s many options. This workshop will teach writers how to position their books for the appropriate target audience by first understanding and committing to that audience.
The eighth annual Pat Conroy Literary Festival will be held October 26-29, 2023, in beautiful Beaufort, South Carolina. Join us as we honor Pat Conroy’s legacy as student, teacher, and mentor through our 2023 festival.
Presented by the Pat Conroy Literary Center the annual festival will be held as a series of author presentations and panel discussions, writing workshops, exhibits, and virtual tours.
VISIT + CONNECT
Pat Conroy Literary Center
601 Bladen Street
Beaufort, SC 29902 (Map & Directions)
We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your donations are tax deductible.