Tue, Jul 19

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CLE Lecture Hall

The Faith of Pat Conroy

Time & Location

Jul 19, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

CLE Lecture Hall, 348 S 5th St, Highlands, NC 28741, USA

About the Event

"When  I thought God had abandoned me, I discovered that He had simply given  me a different voice to praise the inexhaustible beauty of the made  world." - Pat Conroy, My Losing Season.

In  this presentation Jonathan will explore Conroy's spiritual and  humanistic faith as reflected in the turbulent life and bestselling  books - from his Roman Catholic upbringing to The Citadel's honor code,  themes of spirituality in his writings, his life of service as a mentor  to his fellow writers, and his connections to his "second church," First  Presbyterian Church of Beaufort.

Locations: CLE Lecture Hall

Presenter:   Jonathan Haupt is the executive director of the nonprofit Conroy Center  and the former director of the University of South Carolina Press,  where he created the Story River Books fiction imprint with Pat Conroy.   He the recipient of seventeen book awards.

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