Explore best-selling author Pat Conroy’s reverence for the art of teaching and his own legacy as a teacher. Pat Conroy Literary Center executive director Jonathan Haupt will discuss informative, inspirational profiles of representative teachers from Conroy’s formative years as a student at Beaufort High School and profiles of Conroy’s own students at BHS and on Daufuskie Island. Using photos, video and audio clips, and excerpts from published and unpublished writings by and about Conroy, This 60-minute presentation will broaden our appreciation for the beloved writer’s great love of teaching and of his adopted home in the South Carolina lowcountry.
About our presenter: Jonathan Haupt is the executive director of the Pat Conroy Literary Center and the founding director of the annual Pat Conroy Literary Festival. He serves on the boards of the South Carolina Academy of Authors, the Deckle Edge Literary Festival, and the Friends of South Carolina Libraries. With Charleston novelist Nicole Seitz, he is coeditor of the forthcoming anthology Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy.