[image-1] The third annual Pat Conroy Literary Festival returns to Beaufort, S.C. this Nov. 1-4. Presented by the Pat Conroy Literary Center, the festival focuses on the tenets of Conroy’s writing: faith, family, and friendship. Festival events celebrate the late, beloved author in his adopted hometown of Beaufort with everything from a day-long tour of Daufuskie Island to a concert by the Red Clay Ramblers.

Over 40 presenters and performers will be present at the festival to offer immersive author discussions, readings, book signings, original scholarship, performances, writing workshops, cooking demos, tours, exhibitions, receptions, and gatherings. Pulitzer Prize winners Rick Bragg and Kathleen Parker will both speak during the festival. Peruse the full schedule online.