The Coastal Discovery Museum will host Jonathan Haupt for this program and booksigning on October 16 at 2 p.m., as part of their Author Series. The author of The Prince of Tides, The Great Santini, and The Water is Wide, Pat Conroy (1945-2016) is synonymous with the Lowcountry. Executive Director of the Pat Conroy Literary Center Jonathan Haupt will discuss Conroy as reader – focusing on the importance of his mother Peggy Conroy in fostering Pat’s love of reading and of libraries in continuing that great love over the course of a lifetime. Through video clips, photographs, and published and unpublished writings by and about Conroy, this presentation welcomes attendees into the book-filled world of one of America’s most beloved writers. The program will also include an overview of the nonprofit Pat Conroy Literacy Center and the annual Pat Conroy Literary Festival, October 29–November 3. Cost is $7 per person and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767 ext. 223. The museum is located at 70 Honey Horn Drive on Hilton Head Island.