Pat Conroy LiveFiction
Interviewed by: Vivien Jennings
Catalog Number: 20131114
In this live interview at Unity Temple on the Plaza in Kansas City, renowned author Pat Conroy talks with Vivien Jennings (Rainy Day Books) about his evolution as a writer. From his time in the military school, The Citadel, to the turbulent relationship with his abusive father—the man who would ultimately shape the lead character of his novel, The Great Santini, to the hilarious story of how Barbara Streisand was cast for the movie version of his book, The Prince of Tides, Conroy delivers a masterful performance that is both poignant and amusing.
We go to the archives to revisit a program that examines important African-American writers, beginning with the 18th century's Phyllis Wheatley and concluding with former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove. This show also features the late Margaret Walk...
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