The Waccamaw Library will feature a return visit this month by Tim Conroy, award-winning poet and brother of beloved Lowcountry novelist Pat Conroy. He will lead a special presentation about “The Church of Poetry,” which explores deep and abiding connections between creativity and spirituality, and between poetry and prayer. The presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 31 at 10 a.m. The library is located at 41 St. Paul Place, Pawleys Island.
The overall message of Conroy’s presentation is hopeful, inspiring participants to use poetry for inner exploration and healing, and to embrace a creative approach to life. The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Waccamaw Library (FOWL), and is free and open to the public.
Tim Conroy is the author of the poetry collections “Theologies of Terrain” (Muddy Ford Press, 2017) and “No True Route” (Muddy Ford Press, forthcoming Fall 2023). He is a former South Carolina educator who spent much of his career serving in Georgetown County schools. His work has appeared in Fall Lines, Jasper Magazine, Marked by the Water, Sheltered, and Twelve Mile Review, among other venues. In 2022, he was honored with the Broad River Prize for prose from Fall Lines. A founding board member of the Pat Conroy Literary Center established in his brother’s honor, Tim and his wife Terrye now reside in Dunedin, Florida.