Pat Conroy’s Great Love of Poetry #4
Sponsored in partnership with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Pat Conroy Literary Center
1:00-2:30 p.m.
905 Port Republic Street
Beaufort, SC 29902

Description: Tim Conroy has delivered similar presentations on the centrality of poetry to his brother’s life and work, and says the experience is always emotional but uplifting: “Poetry was a driving force behind Pat’s writing and he was such an avid reader of poetry. I love to share with the audience some of Pat’s early poems. He didn’t think these were good. But he was able to translate that poetic voice brilliantly into his prose.” Tim also enjoys sharing with attendees excerpts from Pat’s last novel, unfinished at the time of his death:

“To give you an idea of how important poetry was to my brother, the main character of his final novel wants to be a poet. Just like Pat himself always did.”