August 24, 2019
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
New York Times best-selling writer Pat Conroy (1945–2016) inspired a worldwide legion of devoted fans numbering in the millions, but none are more loyal to him and more committed to sustaining his literary legacy than the many writers he nurtured over the course of his 50-year writing life. In sharing their stories of Conroy, his fellow writers honor his memory and advance our shared understanding of his lasting impact on 20th- and 21st-century literary life in and well beyond the American South.
Moderated by co-editor and Conroy Center executive director Jonathan Haupt, this panel discussion will feature four of the collection’s contributing writers—bookseller and gardening writer William A. Balk Jr., poet Tim Conroy, historian Alexia Jones Helsley, and novelist John Warley—as they discuss the inspirational roles Pat Conroy played in their own writing lives. A book signing will follow their discussion. This event is free an open to the public.
PRAISE FOR OUR PRINCE OF SCRIBES
“Our Prince of Scribes isn’t just a collection of homages but also a delightful introduction to Conroy’s vast and talented circle of friends.”—Washington Post
“In Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy, edited by Nicole Seitz and Jonathan Haupt, a collection of writers navigate the rich and often complicated landscape that was Conroy’s life…. Many of the writers have benefited from Conroy’s nurturing, and through their stories, they seek to honor his memory and continue to advance his unmistakable impact on modern literature.”—Augusta Chronicle
Aiken County Public Library
314 Chesterfield Street SW
Aiken, SC 29801