Rebecca Thompson

The nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center will host its monthly Open Mic Night on Thursday, July 11, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.,at the Conroy Center (601 Bladen St.). The featured writer for July is novelist Rebecca Thompson, author of the duology The Girl of the Tree and Seeking the Truth. A recent graduate of Beaufort High School. Thompson is also this year’s winner of the Ann Head Literary Prize for short story. She will be attending the University of South Carolina Honors College in the fall. Copies of her two novels will be available for sale and signing following her reading.

Prior to Thompson’s featured reading, Open Mic Night will also feature short readings of 3 to 5 minutes each by other local writers in many genres. The program is free to attend and will be live-streamed on the Conroy Center’s Facebook page. Writers interested in reading from their work during Open Mic should contact the Conroy Center in advance to sign up: