A Reverence for Teaching: Pat Conroy as Student & Teacher
“The great teachers of the world fill you up with hope and shower you with a thousand reasons to embrace all aspects of life.”—Pat Conroy, My Losing Season
Jonathan Haupt will share stories of Conroy’s transformational years as a student at Beaufort High School and later as a teacher at BHS and on Daufuskie Island. This presentation includes audio and video clips, photographs, and both published and unpublished excerpts by and about Conroy (1945-2016), the best-selling author of a dozen novels and memoirs, including The Water Is Wide and The Prince of Tides. Program intended for all ages.
Jonathan Haupt is the executive director of the Pat Conroy Literary Center, the founding director of the annual Pat Conroy Literary Festival, and the former director of the University of South Carolina Press. He serves on the boards of South Carolina Academy of Authors, the Deckle Edge Literary Festival, and the Friends of South Carolina Libraries. He is co-editor with Nicole Seitz of the forthcoming anthology Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy.
Wednesday, November 8 from 2:00pm-3:00pm
Hilton Head Branch Library, 11 Beach City Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29926
Price of the Event: Free
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