Our Prince of Scribes discussion on Aug. 24

Writers Remember Pat Conroy panel discussion

Sponsored by the Pat Conroy Literary Center

Saturday, August 24, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

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 and open to the public.

Aiken County Public Library
314 Chesterfield St. SW
Aiken, SC