**Out of caution over the spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 many cultural events over the next several weeks have been postponed or canceled and venues have been temporarily closed. Please confirm with the host/venue about any updated times/dates of any events posted on our calendar before making plans to attend. We will continue to do our best to keep things updated. Thank you!**
Camp Conroy 2020
June 15 @ 8:00 am - June 26 @ 4:00 pm
Registration will open for Camp Conroy 2020 on January 31.
The Pat Conroy Literary Center’s third annual Camp Conroy will be held on June 15-26, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Presented in partnership with Beaufort Middle School, the program will provide campers, age 8-14, with a hands-on collaborative experience of book-building from start to finish. This year’s theme will focus on trees as an opportunity to tell stories of ourselves, our families, and our environment. Participants will engage in writing, illustrating, photographing, editing and storyboarding, and publishing a book.
Throughout Camp Conroy, participants will work with our expert instructors and camp counselors to create, revise, and compile their creative writing and art for publication: stories, essays, poems, artwork, and photographs. The participants will also constructively critique one another’s work, a key and engaging part of the collaborative process. Camp Conroy is limited to 30 participants.
The camp will include one field trip day and several workshops with guest instructors, as well as a closing reading and display of the campers’ work at the Pat Conroy Literary Center. Family and friends will be invited to a closing reception at the Center, and the campers’ book will be available for pre-order.
The $299 registration for Camp Conroy includes all materials, instruction, the field trip, and daily snacks. Campers must bring their own lunch and drink each day.
A limited number of full and partial scholarships are available. To apply, students should submit a sample of their work (essay, poem, artwork, or photography) by Friday, May 8, to the Pat Conroy Literary Center, 905 Port Republic Street, Beaufort, SC 29902, Attention: Camp Conroy. Scholarship recipients will be contacted by May 29.
MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS
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 an M.F.A. in writing for children and pairs this passion with her love of illustration, art, photography, and screenwriting. Lisa has won awards for her artistic and written works and finds pure joy in connecting with the natural world. Her author-illustrated folktales Little Orange Honey Hood and Three Wild Pigs were published by USC Press’s Young Palmetto Books.
Miho Kinnas is a Japanese-born writer and translator, and the author of the poetry collections Move Over, Bird and Today, Fish Only. Her work has appeared in various journals and anthologies. Miho conducts haiku workshops at many locations including Shanghai International Literary Festival, the Pat Conroy Literary Center, local libraries, and schools. She holds an M.F.A. from City University of Hong Kong. She lives on Hilton Head Island.
Robin Prince Monroe is a children’s book author, teacher, artist, and public speaker. She previously led a book-building summer camp in the South Carolina upstate before moving to the lowcountry. Robin’s children’s books include three volumes in the Comforting Little Hearts series. Robin now lives and writes on Fripp Island.