Pat Conroy

“A library could show you everything, if you knew where to look.”—Pat Conroy, My Reading Life

Presented by the Pat Conroy Literary Center’s executive director Jonathan Haupt and Beaufort High School student intern Millie Bennett, the free public lecture “I Was Born to Be in a Library”: Pat Conroy’s Great Love of Libraries will be held on Tuesday, May 24, at 4:30 p.m., at and in partnership with the Beaufort County Library (311 Scott Street). This program has been rescheduled following a weather-related cancelation during National Library Week.

Haupt and Bennett will discuss 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. Through video and audio clips, photographs, and published and unpublished writings by and about Conroy, this presentation welcomes attendees into the book-filled world of one of America’s most beloved writers.