HOST Kasie Whitener starts off our Writing Conversations series with a focus on setting your writing goals for the year.
Dr. Kasie Whitener is a member of the South Carolina Council on Humanities Speaker's Bureau and a lecturer on entrepreneurship at the University of South Carolina. She hosts Write On SC, a radio program and podcast dedicated to showcasing South Carolina authors. Her first novel, After December, was published by Chrysalis Press in December 2019 and was a finalist for the National Indie Excellence Awards in July 2020. Dr. Whitener has published short fiction in literary journals like The Petigru Review, Spry, and Kairos, and won the Carrie McCray Award for Short Fiction in 2016 with "Cover Up."
Her literary conference credentials include Winter Wheat Literary Festival at Bowling Green State University in 2017, the Pat Conroy Literary Center's 2018 Lowcountry Book Club Convention, and the Fairfax County Library's Book Club Conference in October 2019. Dr. Whitener has delivered workshops for the South Carolina Writers Association, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, and Fairfax County Public Library.
As managing partner of Clemson Road Creative, Dr. Whitener has directed projects in software implementation, change management, and process discovery and design. She is a board member for the South Carolina Writers Association and co-founded the Women's Business Center of South Carolina. Dr. Whitener is a passionate entrepreneur, a swimmer, runner, golfer, wife to tire-man Charlie and mom to the unsinkable Hollie.
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