Jul 16 2020
Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy...

Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy...

Presented by Richland Library at Online/Virtual Space

Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy
A Conversation with Jonathan Haupt
Richland Library | Online via Zoom

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 in Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy, 67 of his fellow writers honor his memory. Volume co-editor and executive director of the nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center Jonathan Haupt will discuss Conroy’s legacy as friend, mentor, and champion to his tribe of scribes.

This free public event will be held online, accessible anywhere, with or without a Richland Library card. For details and registration, please visit:
www.richlandlibrary.com/event/2020-07-16/our-prince-scribes-writers-remember-pat-conroy-0

PRAISE FOR OUR PRINCE OF SCRIBES
“A moving tribute to the legacy of one of the South’s brightest lights.”—Garden & Gun’s Talk of the South

“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

“His wound may have been geography, but his legacy was generosity. That’s the takeaway from this new collection of essays honoring the late Pat Conroy…. A fitting tribute to a unique, significant writer and man.”—Kirkus Reviews

ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Jonathan Haupt is the executive director of the nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center and the former director of the University of South Carolina Press, where he created the Story River Books fiction imprint with Pat Conroy, named by Garden & Gun magazine as one of “the top ten things to love about the South.” Jonathan’s book reviews and author interviews have appeared in the Charleston Post and Courier, Beaufort Lowcountry Weekly, Beaufort Lifestyle magazine, Savannah Morning News’ Beacon magazine, Pink magazine, and Southern Writers Magazine’s Suite T blog. He is co-editor with Nicole Seitz of the anthology Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy, the recipient of a dozen book awards.

Jonathan also serves on the boards of the South Carolina Academy of Authors and the Friends of South Carolina Libraries and on the advisory board of the South Carolina Humanities and the affiliates committee of the American Writers Museum. Under Jonathan’s leadership, the Conroy Center has been honored as South Carolina’s first affiliate of the American Writers Museum, second American Library Association Literary Landmark, and winner of Beaufort’s 2019 Civitas Award for Tourism Leadership. Earlier this year, Jonathan was recognized with the Doug Marlette Literacy Leadership Award presented by the Pulpwood Queens, the largest book club in the U.S. He lives in Beaufort with his wife and their pack of rescue pets.

Admission Info

Free

Dates & Times

2020/07/16 - 2020/07/16

Additional time info:

This free public event will be held online, accessible anywhere, with or without a Richland Library card. For details and registration, please visit:
www.richlandlibrary.com/event/2020-07-16/our-prince-scribes-writers-remember-pat-conroy-0

Location Info

Online/Virtual Space