Pat Conroy will be honored at an event this week that features a talk with his widow, the novelist Cassandra King.
Tuesday’s “A Tribute to Pat Conroy” at the Newberry Opera House is the latest in a long line of people and places celebrating Conroy’s life and work.
Conroy was a literary legend and South Carolina resident. He died of pancreatic cancer in March.
King will be interviewed by S.C. ETV radio host Walter Edgar at the Newberry event. A portion of ticket sales will go to the new Pat Conroy Literary Center, an institute named after Conroy and founded in his adopted hometown of Beaufort.
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Conroy’s posthumously published “A Lowcountry Heart: Reflections on a Writing Life” will be available at Tuesday’s event. The book is a collection of Conroy speeches, interviews and essays. There also are remembrances from friends and a eulogy for “The Great Conroy.”
7 p.m. Tuesday at Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry. $22-$45 www.newberryoperahouse.com