Conroy Center hosting one-day writers’ conference

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From staff reports

The Pat Conroy Literary Center will host a one-day writers conference Saturday, Aug. 29 led by several of the contributors to the anthology Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy.

The conference will be accessible online via Zoom and in person at the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage in Ridgeland.

The essays in the Our Prince of Scribes collection honor Pat Conroy (1945–2016) as a lifelong teacher, mentor, friend, and champion of his fellow writers. This conference, the fourth, will feature contributing writers Stephanie Austin Edwards, Jonathan Haupt, Ellen Malphrus and Sean A. Scapellato — along with special guests Brooke McKinney and Holland Perryman — for a lively series of four writers’ workshops and a closing panel discussion.

Socially distanced in-person seating at the Morris Center is available for up to 20 participants. Online participation through Zoom is also available for a dozen additional participants.

All-day registration, which includes all four workshops and the panel discussion, is $85 for S.C. Writers Association members and $100 for non-members. Register at Deadline is Wednesday, Aug. 26.