Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Beaufort's Pat Conroy Literary Center selected as landmark

Conroy passed away last year

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Wed, Nov 1, 2017 at 3:49 PM

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The Pat Conroy Literary Center, located in Beaufort, S.C., has been selected as a United for Libraries Literary Landmark, only the second in South Carolina to earn this recognition. In a statement South Carolina State Library director Leesa Aiken said, “Conroy’s style continues to shape, influence, and encourage both seasoned and blossoming writers, and will for years to come. We all share in South Carolina’s sense of pride and connection to Pat, felt most deeply in his beloved Beaufort, and the Conroy Literary Landmark, like the Conroy Center itself, is a testament to Pat’s continued
importance to readers and writers nationally as well as regionally.”

The American Library Association's Literary Landmarks registry promotes sites of literary significance, with locations that include William Faulkner's house in Oxford, MS; the Margaret Mitchell Home and Museum in Atlanta, GA; and S.C.'s other landmark, the James Dickey Library site at the University of South Carolina.

The Pat Conroy Literary Center opened in October 2016 during the first annual Pat Conroy Literary Festival. The center is located at 308 Charles St. in Beaufort, and is open to the public, Thurs.-Sun., noon to 4 p.m. Learn more at patconroyliterarycenter.org.

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