Events


EVENTS & APPEARANCES


Friday – May 26, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Commencement Address
Thomas Heyward Academy
1727 Malphrus Road
Ridgeland, South Carolina
www.thomasheyward.org


June 21-25, 2017
Jackson Hole Writers Conference
265 South Cache Street
Jackson, Wyoming
www.jacksonholewritersconference.com


 July 11-14, 2017
Visiting Writer
Etowah Valley Master of Fine Arts Summer Program
Reinhardt College
7300 Reinhardt Circle
Waleska, Georgia
http://www.reinhardt.edu/Graduate/MFA-CW/Faculty/17-18-visiting-writers.html


Wednesday – July 12, 2017
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Ellen Malphrus and James Mann Discuss Dickey as Teacher at USC
James Dickey Celebration/Conference
Free & Open to the Public
Etowah Valley Master of Fine Arts Summer Program
Reinhardt College
7300 Reinhardt Circle
Waleska, Georgia
http://www.reinhardt.edu/Graduate/MFA-CW/17-18-residency-reading-schedule.html


Wednesday – July 12, 2017
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
“Ripping out the Heart of the Matter: James Dickey’s Power beyond the Page” Presentation by Ellen Malphrus
James Dickey Celebration/Conference
Free & Open to the Public
Etowah Valley Master of Fine Arts Summer Program
Reinhardt College
7300 Reinhardt Circle
Waleska, Georgia
http://www.reinhardt.edu/Graduate/MFA-CW/17-18-residency-reading-schedule.html


 Wednesday – July 12, 2017
8:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Dobbs Atrium
Readings by Ellen Malphrus and Christopher Dickey
James Dickey Celebration/Conference
Free & Open to the Public
Etowah Valley Master of Fine Arts Summer Program
Reinhardt College
7300 Reinhardt Circle
Waleska, Georgia
http://www.reinhardt.edu/Graduate/MFA-CW/17-18-residency-reading-schedule.html


Thursday – July 13, 2017
12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Panel Discussion with Christopher Dickey, David Bottoms, Ellen Malphrus, Judson Mitcham & Mark Roberts, hosted by Bill Walsh and Mike Saye
James Dickey Celebration/Conference
Free & Open to the Public
Etowah Valley Master of Fine Arts Summer Program
Reinhardt College
7300 Reinhardt Circle
Waleska, Georgia
http://www.reinhardt.edu/Graduate/MFA-CW/17-18-residency-reading-schedule.html


 Thursday – July 13, 2017
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
“In Celebration of James Dickey: The Man and His Poetry” Readings by Readings by Christopher Dickey, David Bottoms, Ellen Malphrus, Bruce McEver, Mark Roberts, and Donna Coffee Little
(Ellen will read “For the Last Wolverine” and “The Strength of Fields.”)
Readings and Reception at Dobbs Atrium
James Dickey Celebration/Conference
Free & Open to the Public
Etowah Valley Master of Fine Arts Summer Program
Reinhardt College
7300 Reinhardt Circle
Waleska, Georgia
http://www.reinhardt.edu/Graduate/MFA-CW/17-18-residency-reading-schedule.html


Friday – July 14, 2017
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Patti Callahan Henry in Conversation with Ellen Malphrus
Hosted by the Pat Conroy Literary Center

Technical College of the Lowcountry
MacLean Hall Building 12
921 Ribaut Road
Beaufort, South Carolina
http://patconroyliterarycenter.org/calendar/patti-callahan-henry-in-conversation-with-ellen-malphrus/


PAST EVENTS

April 11, 2015
McNeer Storytelling Festival — Pratt Memorial Library
Ridgeland, South Carolina


July 12-19, 2015
Taos Writers’ Conference
Taos, New Mexico
taosconf.unm.edu


September 18, 2015
4:00 pm
“Literary Healing” – Author Panel
Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) Convention
Raleigh, North Carolina
http://www.sibaweb.com/trade-show-info


October 11, 2015
1:00 pm
“The Magic of Fate: Strong Heroines at Crossroads” – Author Panel
Southern Festival of Books
Nashville, Tennessee
www.humanitiestennessee.org


October 16, 2015
4:00-6:00 pm
Launch Party with special guest Pat Conroy — Heyward House
70 Boundary Street
Bluffton, South Carolina
www.heywardhouse.org


October 23, 2015
4:30–6:30 pm
Signing Event
Ellen joins Pat Conroy, Cassandra King and other Story River Books authors
Anchorage 1770 Inn
1103 Bay Street
Beaufort, SC
www.anchorage1770.com


October 29-31, 2015
Conroy at 70: A Literary Festival Celebrating South Carolina’s Prince of Titles
USCB Center for the Arts
805 Carteret Street
Beaufort, South Carolina
https://www.patconroyat70.com


October 31, 2015
4:30-5:30 pm
Story River Books – Author Panel
5:50-6:00 Book Signing
USCB Center for the Arts
Beaufort, South Carolina
*Part of the Conroy at 70 Festival


November 5, 2015
2:00 pm
“Literary Ladies” – Author Panel
Fiction Addiction Bookstore
1175 Woods Crossing Rd., Greenville, South Carolina
864-675-0540
http://www.fiction-addiction.com


November 6, 2015
11:00 am
“A Moveable Feast” – Talk/Luncheon/Signing
Litchfield Books
11421 Ocean Highway
Pawleys Island, South Carolina
843-237-8138
http://www.litchfieldbooks.com/


November 10, 2015
5:00 pm
Keynote Speaker
Friends of the Bluffton Library
120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton, South Carolina
http://www.beaufortlibrary.org


November 12, 2015
5:30-6:30 pm
Public Reading and Book Signing
University of South Carolina Beaufort
Bluffton Campus
Student Center, Room 105
843-208-8000


November 14, 2015
11:00 am
Heritage Library Festival – Story River Books Panel with Pat Conroy
Christ Lutheran Church
829 William Hilton Parkway
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
http://www.heritagelib.org/


November 18, 2015
Noon
Speaker at the Center — Presentation and Book Signing
SC State Library
1500 Senate Street
Columbia, South Carolina
statelibrary.sc.gov


November 19, 2015
3:00 pm
High Tea @ Haig Point
Talk and Signing
The Haig Point Club – Private Event
Daufuskie Island, South Carolina
www.haigpoint.com


November 24, 2015
10:00 am — 2:00 pm
Book Signing
Coastal Discovery Museum
70 Honey Horn Drive – Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
http://www.coastaldiscovery.org/


November 27, 2015
Book Signing — Eggs ‘n Tricities
5 Lawton Street
Bluffton, SC 29910
(843) 757-3446


December 1, 2015
2:00-3:30 pm
“Untying the Moon with Ellen Malphrus” — Discussion & Book Signing
Bluffton, South Carolina
USCB OLLI Classroom (Hargray/Yanker 159)
*Registration Required*
http://www.uscb.edu/lifelong_learning/osher_lifelong_learning/
(843) 208-8247


December 3, 2015
4:30-6:00 pm
Holiday Book Signing
Thomas Cooper Library – Columbia, South Carolina
http://www.sc.edu/uscpress/index.html


December 4, 2015
7:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe
55 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC 28801
http://www.malaprops.com
(828) 254-6734


December 5, 2015
2:00 pm
Hub City Bookshop
186 West Main Street, Spartanburg, South Carolina
(864) 577-9349
www.hubcity.org


December 9, 2015
11am-1:00 pm
“In Conversation with Pat Conroy”
Presentation/Luncheon/Book Signing
Women’s Association of Hilton Head Island
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Please Note: This is a Private Event
www.wahhi.com


December 10, 2015
4:00pm – 6:00 pm
Presentation & Book Signing with Pat Conroy
Free and Open to the Public
E. Shaver, Bookseller
326 Bull St., Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 234-7258
www.eshaverbooks.com


January 12, 2016
6:00 pm
Books on Bluff Book Club
Discussion of Untying the Moon
Bluffton, South Carolina
Private Event


January 13, 2016
7:00 pm
Pinckney Colony Book Club
Discussion of Untying the Moon
Bluffton, South Carolina
Private Event


January 23, 2016
2:00-3:00
Presentation and Book Signing
Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage
Free and Open to the Public
morrisheritagecenter.org
10782 Jacob Smart Boulevard, Ridgeland, South Carolina
843-284-9227


January 28, 2016
4:00 pm
Lit Ladies Book Club
Discussion of Untying the Moon
Columbia, SC
Private Event


February 9, 2016 – 5:30
“An Evening with Story River Books”
Panel Discussion & Book Signing
University of South Carolina Hollings Library
Columbia, South Carolina


February 13, 2016
2:50-3:45
Presentation and Book Signing
Savannah Book Festival
Savannah, Georgia
http://www.savannahbookfestival.org/


February 20, 2016
12:30-1:30
Amelia Island Book Festival
“The Impact of Travel on the Art of Writing” Presentation
(Book Signing 10:00 am – 4:00 pm)
Fernandina Beach Middle School: 315 Citrona Drive
Fernandina Beach, Florida
http://www.ameliaislandbookfestival.org/


February 21, 2016
11:00-12:00 & 1:30-2:15
Deckle Edge Book Festival
11:00 “Story River Books” Panel & Book Signing (1216 Taylor Street)
1:30 “The Rough South” Panel & Book Signing (Columbia Museum of Art)
Columbia, South Carolina
http://deckleedgesc.org/


February 23, 2016
6:30 pm
Discussion of Untying the Moon
Literary Sorosis Book Club
Bluffton, South Carolina
Private Event


February 25, 2016
12:45 pm
Discussion of Untying the Moon
Hampton Hall Book Group
Bluffton, South Carolina
Private Event


February 28, 2016
11:00am – 2:00 pm
10th Annual “Cooks & Books” Food and Author Festival
Benefiting the Beaufort Literacy Center
Hilton Head Marriott Resort
Palmetto Dunes Plantation, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
theliteracycenter.org/events/cooks-books/


February 29, 2016
11:30-12:00 Refreshments – 12:00-1:00 Presentation
“Books Sandwiched In” Presentation & Book Signing
USCB Center for the Arts
805 Carteret Street
Beaufort, South Carolina
Free and Open to the Public
http://friendsofthebeaufortlibrary.com/books-sandwiched-in-2016/


March 23, 2016 – Noon
Speaker – Rotary Club of Beaufort
Walsh Palmetto Fellowship Hall, St. Peter’s Catholic Church on Lady’s Island
Beaufort, South Carolina
www.beaufortrotary.org


March 30, 2016
6:30 pm
“The Show” Dinner & Discussion
Reading, Q&A, Book Signing
Department of English, Theatre, & Liberal Studies
University of South Carolina Beaufort
Hargray Building
Bluffton, South Carolina


April 21, 2016
“Meet the Author” Presentation & Book Signing
Sun City Lake House
1251 Sergeant Jasper Boulevard
Bluffton, South Carolina
843.645.4515


April 30, 2016
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Panel Discussion & Book Signing
“Roots: The Lowdown on Lowcountry Cuisine”
Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage
Ridgeland, South Carolina
http://www.morrisheritagecenter.org/
843.284.9227


May 2, 2016
3:00-4:30
Reading, Discussion, Q&A, Book Signing
Waterfront Books
815 Front Street – Unit B – Inside the Shops at Fogel Wharf
Georgetown, South Carolina
www.waterfrontBKS@gmail.com
843.546.2665


May 28, 2016
11:00 – 12:00
Story River Books Discussion & Book Signing
Charleston Library Society Spoleto Program
Charleston, South Carolina


June 1, 2016
1:00 pm
“Those of Prose” Book Discussion, Q&A, Signing
Hampton Hall Clubhouse
Bluffton, South Carolina
http://www.hamptonhallclubsc.com/


June 2, 2016
11:30-1:30
Book Discussion, Q&A, Signing, and Luncheon
“The Seekers” Book Club
Royal Pines Country Club
Beaufort, South Carolina


June 16, 2016
5:00-8:00 pm
“Author! Author!” – Summerville’s Annual Town-wide Book Signing Event
(Part of the 23rd Annual Summerville Dream)
Ellen will be at the Timrod Library.
217 Central Avenue – Summerville, South Carolina
http://www.summervilledream.org/author-author
http://thetimrodlibrary.org/


July 2, 2016
11:00-Noon
Book Talk, Sales & Signing
Madison County Library
210 East Main Street
Ennis, Montana
406-682-7244
www.ennislib.org/


July 23-August 1, 2016
University of New Mexico Santa Fe Writers Conference
Santa Fe, New Mexico


August 13, 2016
10:00am – 4:00pm
“Meet the Authors” Book Sale & Signing
21st Annual Madison Valley Arts Festival
Ennis, Montana
http://www.ennisartsassociation.org/madison_valley_arts_festival.html


September 3, 2016
3:00pm – 3:45pm
Decatur Book Festival
“Redemptive Power of Love & Friendship” —  a discussion with Ellen and Michele Moore
(with book signing)
Marriott Conference Center C
Decatur, Georgia
https://www.decaturbookfestival.com/


September 8, 2016
5:30 — 7:00 pm
Reading, Discussion, Q&A, Book Sales, and Signing
Lanier Library
72 Chestnut Street (corner of Melrose and Chestnut)
Tryon, North Carolina
http://www.lanierlib.org/upcoming-events
(828) 859-9535


September 9-11, 2016
Carolina Mountains Literary Festival
Burnsville, North Carolina
Friday 4:00pm – 4:45pm — Reading, Discussion, Q&A (Toe River Arts Council Gallery)
5:00pm – 5:30pm Book Signing (Town Center Legacy Room)
Saturday 3:00pm – 3:45pm — Reading, Discussion, Q&A (First Baptist Church)
5:00pm – 5:30pm Book Signing (Town Center Legacy Room)
http://cmlitfest.org/
828.208.4731


September 16, 2016
3:00pm – 3:50pm
“Story River Celebrates Pat Conroy” Panel (Discussion & Book Signing)
Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA)
DeSoto Hilton – Lafayette Suite
Savannah, Georgia
https://sibaweb.site-ym.com/?ScheduleofEvents


September 22, 2016
6:00 — 9:00 pm
“Evening Under the Vines”
Fundraiser for Greater Bluffton/Jasper Volunteers in Medicine
September Oaks Vineyards
893 Grays Highway
Ridgeland, South Carolina
(Please note that this is a ticketed event: http://bjvim.org/evening-under-the-vines/


October 19, 2016
6:00 pm (Hors d’Oeuvre at 5:30)
A Celebration of Pat Conroy with Ellen, Casandra King Conroy, & Bernie Schein

Author NightBluffton Arts & Seafood Festival
Conversation, Q&A, Book Signing
Community Center at Oscar Frazier Park
Bluffton, South Carolina
http://www.blufftonartsandseafoodfestival.com/events.html
$15 donation benefits the Waddell Mariculture Center


October 20, 2016
7:00 — 8:00 pm, followed by book sales and signing
Discussion with Ron Rash, moderated by Ellen Malphrus
Pat Conroy Literary Festival

Center for the Arts
805 Carteret Street
Beaufort, South Carolina
http://www.sc.edu/uscpress/microsites/conroyfestival/schedule.html
(Please note that his is a ticketed event: http://www.uscbcenterforthearts.com/)


October 21, 2016
10:00 — 11:00 am, followed by book sales and signing
Lowcountry Locals Favorite Panel
Pat Conroy Literary Festival
Center for the Arts
805 Carteret Street
Beaufort, South Carolina
http://www.sc.edu/uscpress/microsites/conroyfestival/schedule.html
Free and Open to the Public


October 21, 2016
5:30 — 6:30 pm, followed by book sales and signing
“Pat Conroy’s Lowcountry Heart”: Conversation with Cassandra King & Ellen Malphrus
Pat Conroy Literary Festiva
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Center for the Arts
805 Carteret Street
Beaufort, South Carolina
http://www.sc.edu/uscpress/microsites/conroyfestival/schedule.html
(Please note that his is a ticketed event: http://www.uscbcenterforthearts.com/)

Thursday – November 3, 2016
6:00 pm
Spring Island Trust
Presentation, Signing, and Dinner — Private Event
Spring Island, South Carolina


Thursday – November 10, 2016
6:00 pm
“Women Alone Together” Dinner & Presentation
The Colonnade
1879 Cheshire Bridge Road NE — Atlanta, Georgia
Reservation Required
http://www.womenalonetogether.org/event_signup.jsp?content=152


Friday – November 11, 2016
1:00 pm
Readings by Cassandra King & Ellen Malphrus

The Glass House (Hasty Student Center)
Reinhardt University
Waleska, Georgia (Atlanta area)
Free and Open to the Public
http://www.reinhardt.edu/Events/2016/11/161101EtowahValleyMFAreadings.html


Friday – November 11, 2016
5:00-9:00 pm
Milton Literary Festival

“Words & Wine” Festival Kick-Off with Cassandra King & Ellen Malphrus
Wilbur & Rudy’s Farmtable
850 Hickory Flat Road — Milton, Georgia
Free and Open to the Public ($15 to Participate in Wine Tasting – Limited Seating)
http://miltonliteraryfestival.weebly.com/words–wine-kick-off.html


Saturday – November 12, 2016
10:45-11:30 am
Milton Literary Festival
“Hunting Down the Heart of the Matter” Writing Workshop
Free and Open to the Public
Crabapple Municipal Center: Room 104
12624 Broadwell Road — Milton, Georgia
http://miltonliteraryfestival.weebly.com/


Friday – November 18, 2016
6:00-8:00 pm
Bluffton Literary Festival
Meet the Authors VIP Fundraiser
Lowcountry BBQ – Beer & Wine
Tickets $50 (including book)
All proceeds benefit local literacy programs.
Hilton Head BMW
1230 Fording Island Road, Bluffton, South Carolina
https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/LiteracyVolunteersoftheLow/VIPParty.html


Saturday – November 19, 2016
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Bluffton Literary Festival
Presentation & Book Signing
Calhoun Street – Bluffton, South Carolina
http://www.blufftonbookfestival.com/
https://www.hiltonheadisland.org/bluffton/festivals-and-events/details/bluffton-book-festival/


Thursday – January 12, 2017
Discussion of Untying the Moon
Rose Hill Book Club
Bluffton, South Carolina


Tuesday – February 7, 2017
10:30 am
Presentation, Q&A, Book Signing, and Luncheon
Callawassie Island Women’s Club
Callawassie Island, South Carolina


Monday – February 20, 2017
Poets Respond to Race
5:00 – 6:30 pm
Reading and Discussion Sponsored by the Pat Conroy Literary Center
Grace AME Church
502 Charles Street
Beaufort, South Carolina
www.patconroyliterarycenter.org


Friday & Saturday – March 24 & 25, 2017
Upcountry Literary Festival
Union, South Carolina


Wednesday – April 19, 2017
Port Royal Book Group
Reading and Discussion of Untying the Moon
Hilton Head, South Carolina


Thursday – April 27, 2017
Women of Carolina:
Ellen Malphrus Discusses Dorothy Allison’s Bastard Out of Carolina
5:30-6:30
Beaufort County Library
311 Scott Street
Beaufort, South Carolina
Hosted by the Pat Conroy Literary Center
www.patconroyliterarycenter.org