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From The Pat Conroy Literary Center:

Congratulations to Kaye Wilkinson Barley, the newly selected recipient of our Pat Conroy Literary Center’s Fall 2023 Writer’s Residency! We look forward to welcoming Kaye to our beloved Beaufort for her week at the MarshSong cottage, overlapping with our 8th annual Pat Conroy Literary Festival.

Many thanks to all of the talented writers who applied, representing 20 states, and special thanks to our generous local benefactor who makes possible our residency program.

I am over the moon happy!! Read more about my residency in this High Country Press article.

I hope to see some of you at The 8th Annual Pat Conroy Literary FestivalOctober 26-29, 2023.

Take care,


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Carousels of Paris

The book captures the colorful motion of everyday life in the City of Light while chronicling the history and characteristics of these unique attractions.

Carousels are much more than amusement rides. They are emblematic of the fantastical and the fun, the wild and the tamed. With their varying degrees of ornamentation and craftsmanship, Parisian carousels have for more than a century signaled delight and merriment for children while igniting the still small spark of whimsy among adults.

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Merci to Kaye Barley for creating this book and giving us all the chance to be charmed by these Parisian delights daily.
—Dorie Greenspan, James Beard Award-Winning Author
This collection invites readers to travel along with the two photographers, Kaye and her husband, Don Barley, as they uncover the history and magic of carousels.
—Lesa’s Book Critiques
Let your imagination wander back to a world full of colored lights and painted horses…
—Author Juliet Blackwell
The photographs are fantastic; the text is, of course, just right. I suddenly feel all is right with the world.
—Author Celia Miles
Simply enchanting! I absolutely adored this book!
—Author Jenn McKinlay
The book is so incredibly beautiful that it made me cry!
Happy cry.
—Erin Mitchell, Crimespree Magazine
If your heart, soul, and mind could use some uplifting, The Carousels of Paris will wrap you in its charm and beauty…
—Kathy Boone Reel, The Reading Room Blog
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