Join us, Sat., May. 9, 1 pm, as Pat Conroy and Catherine Seltzer discuss and sign copies of Seltzer’s book, Understanding Pat Conroy (USC Press, hb., 160 pp., $40). Tickets are $55 and include a hardback copy signed by Conroy and Seltzer.
Buy tickets here.
This fun and lively discussion of the autobiographical and creative impulses that drive Conroy’s writing life will take place at the Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St., downtown Charleston. A book signing at nearby Blue Bicycle Books, 420 King St., will follow the talk.
Can’t make it? Pre-order signed copies of Understanding Pat Conroy plus all of Pat’s books here.
About the book: A must-have for all Conroy collectors, this is the first book of criticism written on the leading figure of late-twentieth-century Southern literature. Understanding Pat Conroy editor Catherine Seltzer engages in an in-depth consideration of Conroy and his work, employing his biography to illuminate many of the themes and characters that define both his work and the Southern literary tradition he helped build. Conroy has written eleven books: novels, memoirs, an essay collection, a cookbook; but Seltzer’s is the first in-depth study of his life and work.
“Pat Conroy is the only writer I know who is as passionate about rage as he is about tenderness, and that is what Catherine Seltzer’s profoundly insightful book tells us.”—Terry Kay
“Understanding Pat Conroy is full of intelligence and insights that will deepen any reader’s comprehension and appreciation of Conroy’s works.”—Katherine Clark
an associate professor of English and women’s studies at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, is the author of Elizabeth Spencer’s Complicated Cartographies: Reimagining Home, the South, and Southern Literary Production.
How will the signing work?
Before the event, all ticket holders will also receive, via e-mail, a signing ticket with your group number on it. Groups will be determined based on order of purchase (i.e. tickets purchased in March are in first groups). Groups will be admitted to the signing every hour. You must have a ticket to atttend the signing.
Can I get my copy of Understanding Pat Conroy inscribed?
Can I buy other Conroy books to be signed?
Hardback copies of all of Conroy’s books as well as additional copies of Understanding Pat Conroy will be available for purchase.
Can I bring my own Pat Conroy book?
You may bring one (1) total outside book total for Pat to sign.
I don’t want to wait in line, can I still get a signed book?
Yes, you can pre-order signed copies here. We are unable to make personal inscriptions for pre-ordered books.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes, plus the email with your signing grouping.