Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Conroy Center's annual March Forth day features NYT best selling author Nic Stone

Commemorating a legacy

Posted by Morgan Galvez on Tue, Feb 12, 2019 at 1:03 PM

click to enlarge Nic Stone joins the discussion this March Forth day. - PROVIDED
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  • Nic Stone joins the discussion this March Forth day.
On Sun. March 3, The Pat Conroy Literary Center will spend the day honoring its namesake for the third year in a row during "March Forth" day. The event will take place at the Frissell Community House at Penn Center on St. Helena Island between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. All-day admission to the event costs $22 and ticket are sure to sell out quickly. To snag your spot today, order your tickets online.

March Forth day was created on the anniversary of Pat Conroy’s death to commemorate his legacy and spread fellowship among readers and writers in the Lowcountry. As a teacher, Conroy wanted to spread education and the beauty of nature to all and continued this mission until his death by having his burial site on St. Helena Island become a historical literary landmark. The Pat Conroy Literary Center is regarded as South Carolina’s first affiliate of the American Writers Museum, the second American Library Association Literary Landmark, and TripAdvisor’s top-ranked attraction in Beaufort.

This year’s March Forth day will feature speakers including New York Times best-seller Nic Stone (Dear Martin); civil rights leader Cleveland Sellers, Jr. and his biographer and Post and Courier writer, Adam Parker (Outside Agitator); Cassandra King Conroy; Tim Conroy, Jonathan Haupt; Ellen Malphrus,Sallie Ann Robinson; and Valerie Sayers (Prince of Scribes:Writers Remember Pat Conroy).

Guests will also have the chance to take a guided nature walk with naturalist Chris Marsh (Spring Island Trust and Lowcountry Institute) and Bob Speare (Hilton Head Audubon).

Learn more about March Forth day and the Conroy Center online at patconroyliterarycenter.org.

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