The author of The Prince of Tides, The Great Santini, and The Water Is Wide, Pat Conroy (1945–2016) is synonymous with the lowcountry. Executive Director of the Pat Conroy Literary Center Jonathan Haupt will discuss Conroy as reader—focusing on the importance of his mother Peggy Conroy in fostering Pat’s love of reading and of libraries in continuing that great love over the course of a lifetime. Through video clips, photographs, and published and unpublished writings by and about Conroy, this presentation welcomes attendees into the book-filled world of one of America’s most beloved writers. The program will also include an overview of the nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center and the annual Pat Conroy Literary Festival, October 29-November 3. .
10/16/19 2:00 PM