February 6, 2020 Brunch

The Women’s Association of Hilton Head Island
is proud to present
A Celebration of the Craft of Writing!
February Brunch
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island
Shipyard Plantation, Hilton Head

$32 Members, $36 Guests

Our program is a celebration of the craft of writing! It includes a panel discussion with Cassandra King, Ellen Malphrus and Jonathan Haupt from the Pat Conroy Literary Center. Cassandra, Ellen, and Jonathan will be joined by our very own WAHHI and local authors. All authors will be selling and signing their books at the event during the social hour.

9:30am Social Hour
10:30am Brunch
11:30am Author Panel

Cassandra King Conroy is a best-selling novelist whose fiction has won the hearts of readers everywhere, especially in the American south. Conroy’s The Same Sweet Girls spent several weeks on both the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. Her new memoir, Tell Me A Story: My Life with Pat Conroy, was released from William Morrow in October 2019 at the fourth annual Pat Conroy Literary Festival. She resides in Beaufort, where she is the honorary chair of the Pat Conroy Literary Center. www.cassandrakingconroy.com

Jonathan Haupt is the executive director of the Pat Conroy Literary Center, the founding director of the annual Pat Conroy Literary Festival, and the former director of the University of South Carolina Press. With novelist and artist Nicole Seitz, he is co-editor of the award winning anthology Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy. Haupt’s articles, book reviews and author interviews have appeared in the Charleston Post & Courier, Beaufort Lowcountry Weekly, Beaufort Lifestyle magazine, Pink magazine, Southern Writers magazine, and the Conroy Center’s Porch Talk Blog. www.patconroyliterarycenter.org

Lowcountry native Ellen Malphrus is the writer in residence and a professor of English at the University of South Carolina Beaufort. She is the author of the novel Untying the Moon and a contributor to Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy. Her writings have appeared in Southern Literary Journal, Review of Contemporary Fiction and the anthology Essence of Beaufort and the Lowcountry. She is deputy director of the annual Pat Conroy Literary Festival. www.ellenmalphrus.com

ABOUT THE PAT CONROY LITERARY CENTER. Winner of the 2019 Civitas Award for Tourism Leadership presented by the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Conroy Center is South Carolina’s first affiliate of the American Writers Museum and second American Library Association Literary Landmark. Through its interpretive center, year-round educational programs, and annual literary festival, the Conroy Center preserves and continues the literary legacy of Pat Conroy (1945-2016) as a teacher, mentor, advocate, and friend to readers and writers alike. www.patconroyliterarycenter.org

Annual Cookie Collection for First Responders Each February WAHHI Difference Makers collect cookies to show our appreciation for area First Responders. Please bring two dozen cookies, divided into baggies of 6 cookies each, to the February Brunch. Your home-baked treats will warm the Hears of the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton Fire & Rescue Squads!

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