Fall for Literacy Luncheon

Cassandra King Conroy

Given today’s uncertainty, we would like to inform you of changes to further support the well-being of all of you who support us.

At the Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center on October 9th, we will have in attendance only 150 people instead of the originally planned number of 270 people, to better allow for more distancing.  You can still register yourself and your friends for the same table.

In addition, we added a second option to live stream the event for $40 per person. 

We are taking registrations for both in-person and live streaming options. See the registration options below.

Award Winning Author Cassandra King Conroy to Appear at Chatham Literacy Event

Cassandra King Conroy

Known for her humor and honesty, award winning author Cassandra King Conroy will speak at the Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center Saturday, October 9th from 11am to 2pm for Chatham Literacy’s Fall for Literacy fundraiser. Tickets are $100 per person. Tables seat 10.

Mrs. Conroy is the author of five books, including her latest nonfiction work, “Tell Me a Story: My Life with Pat Conroy” which recently won the 2020 Southern Book Prize award for nonfiction. This book details her marriage with the famed writer in his beloved low country before Pat Conroy’s death from pancreatic cancer in 2016. Befitting the book title, Mrs. Conroy says she will talk about her husband’s keen sense of storytelling, “Pat Conroy once wrote that the most beautiful words in the English language are “tell me a story.” He and I shared the belief that storytelling has the power to enrich, empower, and yes, even transform lives.”

Cassandra Conroy will also describe her 21-year relationship with her husband considered a literary icon and master story-teller. “During our time together, I came to share Pat’s love of South Carolina’s lowcountry, the region he loved so passionately and wrote about so beautifully.”

During their marriage the Conroy’s both taught and supported numerous literacy efforts in Beaufort, South Carolina, the location of the Pat Conroy Literary Center dedicated to Pat Conroy’s legacy. Mrs. Conroy says they felt literacy was a fundamental need, “Pat and I both believed that reading not only enriches our lives, it has the power to change them.” She said her husband spoke and wrote continually about educational efforts that failed basic needs for many students. Pat Conroy is known as a leading figure of the late 20th century southern literature.

Fabulous Door Prizes

  • Private tour of the Pat Conroy Literacy Center
  • Unique author’s basket with Conroy’s books, wine, and chocolate
  • Round of golf for 4 with carts at Chapel Ridge

Support Adult Education

This luncheon is a vital fundraiser for Chatham Literacy. Chatham Literacy helps adults living or working in Chatham County acquire the literacy and educational skills they need to function successfully in society.


A huge THANK YOU to our sponsors. See the sidebar for the businesses and organizations that make this event possible.

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