Pat Conroy Literary Festival

Oct 20-23, 2016

Beaufort, SC
Beaufort, South Carolina
2016-10-20 12:00:00 2016-10-23 12:00:00 America/New_York Pat Conroy Literary Festival

The inaugural Pat Conroy Literary Festival will celebrate Place as Character and Muse in Southern Literature.

Extending the remarkable conversations and experiences which began at the Pat Conroy at 70 festival and birthday celebration in October 2015, the Pat Conroy Literary Festival will continue to honor the writing life of Pat Conroy (1945–2016) in his adopted hometown of Beaufort, South Carolina. As an annual event, the Conroy Festival will also expand the circle to include larger discussions of Southern literature and culture. To be held this October 20–23, our immersive multi-day gathering features writer panels and book signings, live dramatic performances, film screenings, author lunches and receptions, readings, tours, an art exhibition, and a series of instructive workshops for writers, all centered around the University of South Carolina Beaufort’s Center for the Arts.

Each year the festival will highlight a different theme from Pat Conroy’s writing life. The 2016 festival theme is Place as Character and Muse in Southern Literature, a concept reflected in all of this year’s programs—and also honoring our host city of Beaufort and the iconic Carolina lowcountry which served as Conroy’s beloved home and inspiration.

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Beaufort, South Carolina

The inaugural Pat Conroy Literary Festival will celebrate Place as Character and Muse in Southern Literature.

Extending the remarkable conversations and experiences which began at the Pat Conroy at 70 festival and birthday celebration in October 2015, the Pat Conroy Literary Festival will continue to honor the writing life of Pat Conroy (1945–2016) in his adopted hometown of Beaufort, South Carolina. As an annual event, the Conroy Festival will also expand the circle to include larger discussions of Southern literature and culture. To be held this October 20–23, our immersive multi-day gathering features writer panels and book signings, live dramatic performances, film screenings, author lunches and receptions, readings, tours, an art exhibition, and a series of instructive workshops for writers, all centered around the University of South Carolina Beaufort’s Center for the Arts.

Each year the festival will highlight a different theme from Pat Conroy’s writing life. The 2016 festival theme is Place as Character and Muse in Southern Literature, a concept reflected in all of this year’s programs—and also honoring our host city of Beaufort and the iconic Carolina lowcountry which served as Conroy’s beloved home and inspiration.

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