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Beaufort Holiday Inn & Suites, www.holidayinn.com/beaufortsc, 843-379-3100
Anchorage 1770, www.anchorage1770.com, 404-358-8167
City Loft Hotel, www.citylofthotel.com, 843-379-5638
Cuthbert House Inn, www.cuthberthouseinn.com, 843-521-1315
Magnolia Court Guest Suites, www.magnoliacourtsuites.com, 843-812-5175
The Rhett House Inn, www.rhetthouseinn.com, 888-480-9530

For additional visitor information about Beaufort, please see www.beaufortsc.org.

​​Purchase Tickets to the Awards Dinner: $55/person or $90/couple with Paypal

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Mailing address: 701 Gervais Street, Suite 150-195, Columbia, SC 29201

Join the South Carolina Academy of Authors in Beaufort, South Carolina, on April 27–29 for the SCAA’s 32nd annual induction weekend, honoring cookbook author Nathalie Dupree, novelist Mary Alice Monroe, novelist Valerie Sayers, and dramatist John Blake White. The SCAA induction weekend includes a tour commemorating the writing life of Beaufort’s past SCAA honoree Pat Conroy, a series of free public events celebrating the work of this year’s honorees, and a ticketed awards dinner with current and past SCAA honorees, the SCAA board of governors, and the winners of the 2018 SCAA writing awards in fiction and poetry.



The South Carolina Academy of Authors is our state's literary hall of fame, each year inducting a new group of honorees in a weekend of educational events and culturally enriching gatherings. Since its formation in 1986, SCAA has inducted 77 writers, living and deceased, from across the breadth of the genres and geographies represented in South Carolina’s literary life. The statewide educational mission of the nonprofit SCAA is performed by an all-volunteer board of 20 governors and by past inductees.

Sponsors & Partners

Anchorage 1770 Inn, www.anchorage1770.com
Beaufort Bookstore, www.facebook.com/TheBeaufortBookstore
Beaufort Holiday Inn & Suites, www.holidayinn.com/beaufortsc
Beaufort Tours, www.beauforttoursllc.com
Catering by Debi Covington, www.cateringbydebbicovington.com
Lowcountry Weekly, www.lcweekly.com
Pat Conroy Literary Center, www.patconroyliterarycenter.org
South Carolina Arts Commission, www.southcarolinaarts.com
Technical College of the Lowcountry, www.tcl.edu

To become a sponsor and support the 2018 induction weekend and the SCAA’s year-round educational mission, please consider making a tax-deductible donation by clicking here.  Thank you.

Schedule of Events

FRIDAY, 4/27

Noon-4:00 p.m., Pat Conroy Literary Center (308 Charles Street, Beaufort)
Free tours of exhibition materials related to the writing life of Pat Conroy, a past SCAA honoree.
www.patconroyliterarycenter.org

2:00–3:30 p.m., Beaufort Tours’ “Pat Conroy’s Beaufort” van tour (departs from Beaufort’s downtown marina, 1006 Bay St.)
Visit sites in Beaufort related to the life, writing, and film adaptations of Pat Conroy.
Advance reservation required. $30. www.beauforttoursllc.com/pat_conroys_beaufort.html

6:00–8:30 p.m., Technical College of the Lowcountry, MacLean Hall (Bldg 12, 921 Ribaut Rd, Beaufort)
Screening of the 2002 film Due East, adapted from Valerie Sayers’ novels Due East and How I Got Him Back, followed by a conversation and book signing with the author. Free and open to the public.

SATURDAY, 4/28

Noon-4:00 p.m., Pat Conroy Literary Center (308 Charles Street, Beaufort)
Free tours of exhibition materials related to the writing life of Pat Conroy, a past SCAA honoree.
www.patconroyliterarycenter.org
 
2:00–3:00 p.m., Technical College of the Lowcountry, MacLean Hall (Bldg 12, 921 Ribaut Rd, Beaufort)
Mary Alice Monroe will discuss her use of fiction and storytelling to educate readers on issues of conservation connected to her adopted home of the lowcountry. Followed by a book signing. Free and open to the public.


6:30–9:00 p.m., Holiday Inn Conference Center ballroom (2225 Boundary St., Beaufort)
SCAA induction ceremony and dinner, honoring Nathalie Dupree (introduction by Josephine Humphreys), Mary Alice Monroe (introduction by Marjory Wentworth), Valerie Sayers (introduction by Cassandra King Conroy), and John Blake White (remarks by Jon Tuttle). Proceeds benefit the year-round educational mission of the SCAA.


$55/person or $90/couple. 


Sunday, 4/29

10:00 a.m.–noon, Technical College of the Lowcountry Fellowship Hall
Private event: SCAA board of governors fellowship brunch and presentation of SCAA writing awards in fiction and poetry.

Noon-4:00 p.m., Pat Conroy Literary Center (308 Charles Street, Beaufort)

Free tours of exhibition materials related to the writing life of Pat Conroy, a past SCAA honoree.
www.patconroyliterarycenter.org


2:00–3:30 p.m., Beaufort Tours’ “Pat Conroy’s Beaufort” van tour (departs from Beaufort’s downtown marina, 1006 Bay St.)
Visit sites in Beaufort related to the life, writing, and film adaptations of Pat Conroy.
Advance reservation required. $30. www.beauforttoursllc.com/pat_conroys_beaufort.html