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I was born to be in a library: Pat Conroy’s great love of libraries presentation – March 27

Sunday March 27, 2022 – 3-4:00 PM EDT
Price: Free · Duration: 1 hr
Location: Edgefield County Public Library | 105 Courthouse Sq Edgefield, SC 29824

Presented by Jonathan Haupt

The author of “The Prince of Tides,” “The Great Santini” and “The Water Is Wide,” Pat Conroy (1945–2016) is synonymous with the Lowcountry. Pat Conroy Literary Center executive director Jonathan Haupt will discuss Conroy’s lifelong love of books and libraries—focusing on the roles public libraries, school libraries, and Pat’s own personal library played in his writing life. Through video and audio clips, photographs, and published and unpublished writings by and about Conroy, this presentation welcomes attendees into the book-filled world of one of America’s most beloved writers.

This program also includes an overview of the Pat Conroy Literary Center which honors and continues Conroy’s legacy as writer and educator in his adopted hometown of Beaufort, South Carolina.

Free and open to the public, this special event is hosted by the Friends of Edgefield Library and sponsored by South Carolina Humanities, a not-for-profit organization inspiring, engaging and enriching South Carolinians with programs on literature, history, culture and heritage.

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