Pat Conroy’s Great Love of Poetry #6
with co-presenter Jonathan Haupt
Thursday, April 25, 2019 6:00-8:00
Sponsored by South Carolina Humanities Council
Dorchester County Library, Summerville Branch
76 Old Trolley Road
Description: Pat Conroy wrote that “the poets of the world occupy a place of high honor in my city of books.” Conroy Center executive director Jonathan Haupt and Pat’s brother Tim Conroy, a poet and retired educator, explore Pat’s lifelong relationship with poetry as a reader, as a self-described failed poet, and as a writer who found a creative outlet for the rhapsody and rhythms of poetry in his iconic lyrical and descriptive prose. Held at the Summerville Branch Library on Thursday, April 25, at 6:00 p.m., this presentation fosters a new appreciation for Pat’s admiration of poetry, for his dedication to the writing craft, and for the myriad ways in which poetry shines through Conroy’s storied prose.
Free and open to the public, this National Poetry Month program is sponsored by South Carolina Humanities, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities; inspiring, engaging and enriching South Carolinians with programs on literature, history, culture, and heritage.