The nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center will host the fifth annual Lowcountry Book Club Convention as a series of live and virtual events to be held Sept. 21-25.

This year’s presenting authors include New York Times bestsellers Tamara Winfrey Harris (“Dear Black Girl”) and Jason Mott (“Hell of a Book,” as seen on The Today Show), award-winning author and editor Lauren Marino (“Bookish Broads: Women Who Wrote Themselves into History”) and the Between Friends Book Club (“Novel Women” and “Novel Women II”).

In addition, attendees can expect a pantheon of book club and book forum leaders and appearances by the Beaufort chapter of the Pulpwood Queens Book Club and Beaufort High School’s Diversity Awareness Youth Literacy Organization (DAYLO).

Ideal for book club members, those interested in joining or learning more about book clubs, or anyone eager to foster a more engaging reading experience, the Lowcountry Book Club Convention is presented in partnership with NeverMore Books and the Technical College of the Lowcountry, and made possible by the generous support of the Pulpwood Queens Books Club, the largest book club in the U.S.

Free events include a Facebook Live interview by Annie McDonnell, founder of the Write Review, with DAYLO founder Holland Perryman and Conroy Center executive director Jonathan Haupt at; and an interview by Conroy Center director Jonathan Haupt with Lauren Marino, author of “Bookish Broads: Women Who Wrote Themselves into History.”

In addition, NeverMore Books will host a conversation with Jason Mott, New York Times bestselling author of “Hell of a Book,” live in-store at 910 Port Republic St. in Beaufort. This is a free in-person event; call 843-812-9460 to reserve your seat.

Saturday’s events include panel discussions, a discussion by the Pulpwood Queens of Pat Conroy’s “A Lowcountry Heart,” and a Zoom remote interview with author Tamara Harris (“Dear Black Girl”) by Bluffton Book Festival founder Rockelle Henderson.

An all-day pass for Saturday’s events are $12 (with an optional $26 box lunch). Events will be held at Building 12 of the Technical College of the Lowcountry’s Beaufort campus. NeverMore Books will be on hand for book sales.

Books by presenting authors will be available locally through NeverMore Books.

To learn more and register for ticketed events, visit

The nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center is located at 601 Bladen St. in Beaufort and open to the public for tours from noon to 4 p.m. on Thursdays through Sundays, or other times by appointment. Learn more at