Pat Conroy Literary Center

The Pat Conroy Literary Center will cultivate a passionate and inclusive reading and writing community in honor of Pat Conroy, who dedicated his life to spreading his love for literature and writing to future generations.

We believe the act of writing can bring meaning in and of itself, changing both our own lives and our world. A center where writers help other writers is a fitting tribute to Pat’s life and works.

With your help, we will be able to:

  • Host readings by acclaimed regional and national authors
  • Offer writing classes both at the Center and also off site, hosting classes at venues such as schools, senior centers, military bases, etc.
  • Expand literary arts education programs currently available by placing writers in K-12 classrooms to work with students
  • Sponsor lectures, master classes and special events
  • Provide space for book groups and writing groups
  • Create mentorships for middle and high school writing students
  • Offer ongoing professional development for English teachers
  • Provide need-based scholarships to our programs
  • Secure financially and renovate our location in downtown Beaufort
  • Collaborate with libraries and other organizations
  • Create an English Teacher of the Year award
  • And so  much more

We invite all of you who have appreciated and benefited from Pat Conroy’s extraordinary literary gifts and generosity to join us here in Beaufort as we carry on his lifelong passion for promoting and celebrating reading, writing, and the literary arts.

Business Information

601 Bladen Street
Beaufort, SC 29902



Monday: closed
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: closed
Thursday: 12 – 4
Friday: 12 – 4
Saturday: 12 – 4
Sunday: 12 – 4

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