Pat Conroy Literary Center executive director Jonathan Haupt (right) will visit the new Wando Mount Pleasant Library on Thursday, October 10th to 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. The event begins at 6 pm.
Through video and audio clips, photographs, and published and unpublished writings by and about Conroy, this presentation welcomes attendees into the book-filled world of one of America's most beloved writers.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 nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center which honors and continues Conroy’s legacy as writer and educator in his adopted hometown of Beaufort, South Carolina.
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. With Nicole Seitz, he is co-editor of the award-winning anthology Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy.
Haupt's articles, book reviews, and author interviews have appeared in the Post and Courier, Beaufort's Lowcountry Weekly, Beaufort Lifestyle magazine, Pink magazine, Fall Lines literary journal, Southern Writers Magazine’s Suite T blog, and the Conroy Centers Porch Talk blog. He serves as an associate producer and consultant to the SCETV author interview program By the River, on the board of directors of the South Carolina Academy of Authors and the Friends of South Carolina Libraries, on the American Writers Museum affiliates steering committee, and on the South Carolina Humanities advisory committee.
The Wando Mount Pleasant Library can be found at 1400 Carolina Park Blvd.