Pat Conroy's close friends grateful for celebration of author's life last year

When asked March 7, 2016, about losing their friend, the iconic Pat Conroy, John Warley and Ellen Malphrus said they have some comfort knowing that, just roughly four months ago, Conroy got to experience a three-day festival — "Pat Conroy at 70" — in his hometown of Beaufort that celebrated his extraordinary life.
Josh Mitelman jmitelman@islandpacket.com