I Was Born to Be in a Library
Pat Conroy’s Great Love of Libraries
Presented by Jonathan Haupt
Saturday, October 20 at 3 p.m. at Aiken County Public Library
Sponsored by the Friends of the Aiken Public Library
Tuesday, December 4 at 7 p.m. at Nancy Carson Public Library
Pat Conroy Literary Center executive director Jonathan Haupt will discuss best-selling author Pat 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 Through video and audio clips, photographs, and published and unpublished writings by and about Conroy, this presentation welcomes attendees into the book-filled world of one of America’s most beloved writers.
FREE and open to the public, this program also includes an overview of the Pat Conroy Literary Center and our annual Pat Conroy Literary Festival which honor and continue Conroy’s legacy as writer and educator in his adopted hometown of Beaufort, South Carolina.
About our presenter: Jonathan Haupt is the executive director of the Pat Conroy Literary Center, the founding director of the Pat Conroy Literary Festival, and the former director of the University of South Carolina Press, where he created the Story River Books fiction imprint in partnership with Pat Conroy. Haupt serves on the boards of the South Carolina Academy of Authors and the Friends of South Carolina Libraries, and on the South Carolina Humanities advisory committee and the American Writers Museum affiliates steering committee. With Charleston novelist Nicole Seitz, he is co-editor of the forthcoming anthology Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy.