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Pat Conroy Literary Center’s Children’s Book Fair

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Sponsored by the Pat Conroy Literary Center and open to readers and book lovers of all ages, the Children’s Book Fair is a day-long gathering slated with interactive events that include a scavenger hunt, make your own bookmark, a mermaid conservation presentation, and also book signings, readings, and workshops with Lowcountry children’s book authors. Free and open to the public.

Highlighted speaker: Lisa Anne Cullen is the author or editor of eight children’s books and a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in writing for children and pairs this passion with her love of illustration, art, photography, and screenwriting. Cullen has won awards for her artistic and written works and finds pure joy in connecting with the natural world. Her author-illustrated, picture book folktales Little Orange Honey Hood and Three Wild Pigs are being released through the University of South Carolina Press/Young Palmetto Books spring and fall of 2018.

Special Guest: Melissa Conroy is the daughter of Pat Conroy and the author and illustrator of Poppy’s Pants, which is being reissued September 30. She also wrote Grandma Is an Author and The Lowcountry Coloring Book. Melissa earned master’s degrees in painting and textile design from the University of Georgia and Philadelphia University.

The Fair will also feature nine other children’s book authors (Rebecca Chamberlain, Nancy Raines Day, Ann Eilers Lilly, Nina Leipold, Sheri Levy, Susan Diamond Riley, Chelsea Rowe, and Helen Wilbur), one poet (Miho Kinnas), and a select group of young Camp Conroy authors. There will be book readings and signings throughout the day.


October 13
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Santa Elena History Center
1501 Bay Street
Beaufort, SC 29902
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Pat Conroy Literary Center