What an exciting day we had yesterday! My husband and I went over to Daufuskie Island for a luncheon/discussion/book signing for “Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy.” If you know anything at all about me, you know that I adored Pat Conroy: the man, the author, the mentor, the myth, the legend, the poster child for a Lowcountry heart . . .
I thought it perfectly fitting for this event to be held on Daufuskie, “Yamacraw Island” in his memoir about the year he spent teaching there, and the book that launched his incomparable writing career. I love that island; although it has been developed quite a bit since his time there, it’s still beautifully unspoiled, with mostly dirt roads, quiet trails through the woods, lovely uncrowded beaches . . . A step back in time.
Hearing memories about him from five of the sixty-seven authors whose work is featured in the book made for a bittersweet afternoon, but one I wouldn’t have missed for the world! Thank you Jonathan Haupt, David Lauderdale, Ellen Malphrus, Sallie Ann Robinson, and John Warley.
We have books signed by the above authors; get yours before they’re gone!