The Beaufort-based nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center will offer three online writers workshops in February, with registration now open at

Spiritual Improv: A Way of Being in Relationship with the World, led by TZiPi Radonsky, will meet on Feb 9, 16, and 23 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Registration is $100 and limited to 20 participants. Radonsky will explore how to use improvisational writing to embrace our adventurous selves, with individual and small group writing exercises.

The memoir writing workshop “Chunk, Sneak, Bribe (a little),” led by Estelle Ford-Williamson, guides participants through the challenges of undertaking a long journey of writing and seeing it through to completion. Ford-Williamson will offer resources and examples from her own writing life. Registration is $45 and limited to 15. This workshop meets from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on February 17.

Offered on February 24, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Authenticity


Marjorie Hererra Lewis
Photo by Shane Bevel

through Research for the Historical Fiction Writer is an interactive Socratic class exploring the use of research when writing historical fiction; open to writers at all levels of experience. Award-winning author Marjorie Herrera Lewis will lead a discussion-style workshop on the intersection between research and creativity in historical fiction. Participants will focus on details necessary to create authentic setting, culture, time, and place. Lewis will incorporate contextualizing examples from her debut novel, When the Men Were Gone. Registration is $45 and limited to 15 participants.

Learn more about the Pat Conroy Literary Center at