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Conroy opens Tulsa Town Hall Season

The American of Vinita, Oklahoma

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Legendary author Pat Conroy opens the 78th Tulsa Town Hall season on Friday, September 21st speaking on "My Writing Life". Considered one of America's greatest living authors and raconteurs, he has written over 10 books, including such classics as The Water Is Wide and Beach Music. Several of his novels have become major motion pictures. The Prince of Tides was made into a high successful feature film directed by and starring Barbara Streisand, as well as actor Nick Nolte, whose brilliant performance won him an Oscar nomination.

Most recently he has written My Reading Life, a memoir about his love for books and writing, passions he will be sharing with the Tulsa Town Hall audience. He is currently at work on a new novel, The Death of Santini. Conroy is Tulsa Town Hall's annual Sandra West Memorial Speaker underwritten by the Bob West Family.

Conroy is presented in collaboration with the Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers, OSU Tulsa, where he will be speaking on Thursday, September 20th. For ticket information for that event visit

He is the designated Tulsa Reads Author and will be studied in a community-wide reading initiative sponsored by Tulsa Town Hall, Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers, Tulsa City County Library, and the Tulsa World.

Tulsa Town Hall tickets are available by season subscription only at or by calling 918-749-5965. Student tickets at $5 per lecture are also available.

Tulsa Town Hall is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing outstanding speakers to Tulsa and the surrounding communities to open minds, stir curiosities, and inspire imaginations.

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Original Publication Date: September 13, 2012

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