Festival Schedule

All events are ticketed and held at the University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts (805 Carteret St., Beaufort, SC) unless otherwise noted. For ticketing information and purchases, visit www.uscbcenterforthearts.com and click on Shows & Tickets.

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THURSDAY, 10/29/15

11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
USCB Lunch with Authors Series featuring Ron Rash at the Hampton Hall Club, Bluffton. $42 per person, ticket sales through USCB Center for the Arts. SOLD OUT!

4:00–6:00 p.m.
The Great Santini Film Screening. $55 for the entire evening, ticket sales through USCB Center for the Arts. SOLD OUT!

6:00–7:00 p.m.
Conroy on Film panel discussion featuring Pat Conroy, David Keith, and Michael O'Keefe, moderated by Mark Shaffer
SOLD OUT!

7:00–10:00 p.m.
Opening reception and book signing with Pat Conroy
SOLD OUT!

FRIDAY, 10/30/15

8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Daufuskie Island Tour, limited to 21 participants. Information and ticketing through Historic Beaufort Foundation: http://historicbeaufort.org, 843-379-3331, SOLD OUT!

9:00–10:00 a.m. (FREE)
Considering Conroy, Panel I: Legacies and Inheritances featuring Jan Nordby Gretlund, Tom Rash, and Daniel Cross Turner, moderated by Walter Edgar

10:10–11:10 a.m. (FREE)
Considering Conroy, Panel II: Contexts and Connections featuring James A. Crank, Ellen Malphrus, Catherine Seltzer, moderated by Robert H. Brinkmeyer Jr.

11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Lunch with Authors Mary Alice Monroe and Patti Callahan Henry (Beaufort Holiday Inn & Suites, 2225 Boundary St.) $42 per person, ticket sales through USCB Center for the Arts. SOLD OUT!

1:50–2:40 p.m. (FREE)
Pat Conroy Exhibition Gallery Talk with curator Jessica Crouch at the Historic Beaufort Foundation's Verdier House (801 Bay St.)

3:00–4:00 p.m.
Editors and Agent Roundtable featuring Jonathan Galassi, Marly Rusoff, and Nan Talese, moderated by Catherine Seltzer. $10 per person, ticket sales through USCB Center for the Arts.

4:10–5:15 p.m.
Authors and Artists Roundtable featuring Jonathan Green, Patti Callahan Henry, Mary Alice Monroe, and Ron Rash, moderated by Ellen Malphrus. $10 per person, ticket sales through USCB Center for the Arts.

5:15–6:00 p.m. (FREE)
Book signing with panelists

5:45–6:45 p.m.
Conroy Family Roundtable featuring Jim Conroy, Melissa Conroy, Mike Conroy, Tim Conroy, Kathy Harvey, and Cassandra King, moderated by Walter Edgar. $20 per person, ticket sales through USCB Center for the Arts.

6:45–8:00 p.m. (FREE)
Book signing with panelists and Pat Conroy

SATURDAY, 10/31/15

10:00–11:00 a.m.
Pat Conroy as Student and Teacher featuring Sallie Ann Robinson, Valerie Sayers, Bernie Schein, and John Warley, moderated by Ellen Malphrus. $10 per person, ticket sales through USCB Center for the Arts.

11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Poetry Reading featuring Jonathan Galassi, John Lane, Ray McManus, and Marjory Wentworth, introduced by Ellen Malphrus. $10 per person, ticket sales through USCB Center for the Arts.

12:15–1:30 p.m. (FREE)
Book signing with panelists and lunch break

1:30–2:30 p.m. (FREE)
Story River Books Panel with Katherine Clark, Jonathan Hannah, and Maggie Schein, moderated by Jonathan Haupt

2:30–3:00 p.m. (FREE)
Book signing with the panelists

3:00–4:00 p.m. (FREE)
Story River Books Panel with Eric Morris, Mark Powell, and John Mark Sibley-Jones, moderated by Jonathan Haupt

4:00–4:30 p.m. (FREE)
Book signing with the panelists

4:30–5:30 p.m. (FREE)
Story River Books Panel with Pam Durban, John Lane, and Ellen Malphrus, moderated by Jonathan Haupt

5:30–6:00 p.m. (FREE)
Book signing with the panelists

6:00–7:30 p.m.
Pat Conroy in Conversation with Catherine Seltzer. $20 per person, ticket sales through USCB Center for the Arts.

7:30–10:30 p.m.
Pat Conroy's Birthday Party at the Beaufort History Museum (713 Craven St.) Information and ticketing through http://beauforthistorymuseum.com, 843-379-3079 SOLD OUT!


Friday Pass: $35, ticket sales through USCB Center for the Arts (Excludes Lunch with Authors event with Mary Alice Monroe and Patti Callahan Henry)

Saturday Pass: $35, ticket sales through USCB Center for the Arts (Excludes birthday party)


The Pat Conroy at 70 literary festival schedule is subject to change without notice, but every effort will be made to announce schedule changes through the festival's website and Facebook feed.