Community Connection

Tell Me A Story: Conroy Center Nurtures Writers and Writing
Community Connection

Tell Me A Story: Conroy Center Nurtures Writers and Writing

by Terri Barnes

The Pat Conroy Literary Center in Beaufort, South Carolina, was created by people who knew and loved Pat Conroy in life and carry on his love for stories now that he is gone. Conroy wrote such iconic classics as The Great Santini and The Prince of Tides, and his success is the opening chapter for the center that bears his name. Perhaps the rest of the story will be told by the community the center nurtures—readers, book lovers, and writers—possibly authors of classic books yet to be imagined.[…]

Baylor Chamber singers practice for a performance in Armstrong Browning’s Foyer of Meditation. (Courtesy Baylor University)
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Browning Library Counts the Ways to Welcome Visitors

by Terri Barnes

Baylor University’s Armstrong Browning Library was built as a community effort and opens its doors to the community. Students, scholars, and tourists from across the globe come to see the beautiful building and study the world’s largest collection of Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning materials on the campus in Waco, Texas. […]

The Museum of the American Military Family's "Together We Serve" exhibit includes panels titled Balconies and Basements, which include quotes and photos from military spouse writers describing some of the highs and lows of military life.
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Curated Words Inspire Military Family Museum Exhibit

by Terri Barnes

Circe Olson Woessner, director of the Museum of the American Military Family & Learning Center, collected and curated quotes from military spouse writers for a new exhibit, “Together We Serve,” about twenty-first-century military families. Creating the exhibit, Circe worked with authors, bloggers, and publishers to find meaningful words about the good, bad, and in-between of military life. […]