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“I Was Born to Be in a Library”: Pat Conroy’s Great Love of Libraries

December 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 | 7 PM – 8 PM | Aiken County Public Library

“I Was Born to Be in a Library”: Pat Conroy’s Great Love of Libraries
Presented by Jonathan Haupt
Sponsored in part by South Carolina Humanities

Hosted by the Friends of Nancy Carson Library Foundation

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 Through video and audio clips, photographs, and published and unpublished writings by and about Conroy, this presentation welcomes attendees into the book-filled world of one of America’s most beloved writers.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.

This program is sponsored by South Carolina Humanities, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities; inspiring, engaging and enriching South Carolinians with programs on literature, history, culture and heritage. Learn more at www.schumanities.org.

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Details

Date:
December 4
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2003991429891667/

Venue

Nancy Carson Library
135 Edgefield Rd
North Augusta, 29841
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Phone:
(803) 279-5767
Website:
https://www.abbe-lib.org/locations/nancy-carson-public-library/