CCPL's Zoom Server and Facebook Page - 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, the academic libraries of Beaufort High School and The Citadel, and Pat's own personal library played in his writing life. The program will also include a discussion of how Pat's last act as a teacher, his choice of burial site, is also connected to a library, and how the nonprofit Conroy Center honors and continues his legacy as reader, writer, and educator in and beyond his beloved lowcountry. Augmented with photographs as well as published and unpublished writings by and about Conroy, this online presentation welcomes attendees into the book-filled world of one of America's most beloved writers. 

The staff member hosting the program will confirm your registration one hour to 30 minutes prior to the start of the program. At this time you will receive an email containing the meeting link. If you have any questions about this program, please contact Karli Gallagher at [email protected]

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, the Southern Review of Books, 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 more than a dozen book awards.