March Forth/March Fourth: A Day to Wander and Love the Land
The Pat Conroy Literary Center will hold its second public program of 2017 on Saturday, March 4th at the Frissell Community House at Penn Center on St. Helena Island. Commemorating the anniversary of Pat Conroys passing, March Forth/March Fourth will be a day-long embrace of nature, culture, and the arts.
Featuring J. Drew Lanham, Clemson Alumni Distinguished Professor of Wildlife Ecology and author of The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Mans Love Affair with Nature; Victoria Smalls, director of history and culture at Penn Center and member of the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission; and Margaret Shinn Evans, publisher and columnist for Lowcountry Weekly, the event will focus on the landscape of the South, our connections to the land and to one another, and how understanding these connections is critical to finding and fostering our place in the world and nurturing our sense of home.
The program is $35 for an all-day ticket, plus $15 for an optional box lunch catered by Debbi Covington. (Processing fees apply when ordering online.)
Box lunches options are (1) Tarragon chicken salad, cheddar cocktail muffins, cranberry-pecan wild rice salad, gourmet cookie, and potato chips; or (2)Vegetarian salad wrap, cranberry-pecan wild rice salad, gourmet cookie, and potato chips; and must be ordered by March 2.
Schedule of Events:
9:00-10:00 am | Birding/Nature Walk to Martin Luther King Jr. Cottage, led by J. Drew Lanham
10:30-11:30 am | The Beauty of the Gullah/Geechee Corridor, a talk by Victoria Smalls
12:00-1:30 pm | Lunchtime screening of the Conroy Family Roundtable video featuring Pat Conroy with siblings Mike, Jim, Tim, and Kathy from the 2014 SC Book Festival (optional box lunches)
1:30-3:00 pm | On-your-own tours of Penn Center and visits to Pat Conroys gravesite
3:00-4:30 pm | Author J. Drew Lanham in Conversation with Margaret Shinn Evans, a Pat Conroy Literary Center Visiting Writers Series Presentation. Book signing to follow.
All ticket sales and book purchases support the Pat Conroy Literary Center.
308 Charles Street, Beaufort, SC 29902
843-379-7025 | www.patconroyliterarycenter.org
Penn Center, Frissell Community House (View)
16 Penn Center Cir W
St. Helena Island, SC 29920
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