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2023 Fall Conference

  • 03 Nov 2023
  • 3:00 PM
  • 05 Nov 2023
  • 12:00 PM
  • Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln St., Columbia, SC 29201
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  • Paid members registering 7/1/2023 to 9/3/2023
  • Nonmembers who register for conference 7/1/2023 through 9/3/2023
  • Members who are up-to-date on their membership and registering between 9/4/2023 and 10/30/2023
  • Nonmembers registering between 9/4/2023 and 10/30/2023
  • A student who can provide valid student ID. Must be uploaded upon registration.
  • One-Day ticket for Saturday, Nov. 4, ONLY.
  • For SCWA member registrants of the 2023 Summer Series
  • For non-SCWA member registrants of the 2023 Summer Series
  • Members of Hub City Writers
  • Members of HWA
  • Registrants to masterclasses ONLY (not full registration): Geoffrey Gunn, Janisse Ray or Amy Collins

Registration is closed

Registration is now open for 2023 Storyfest, the South Carolina Writers Association Annual Conference, Nov. 3-5, 2023.

Our in-person Columbia event offers something for writers of all levels — critiques and pitches, pre-conference workshops, Q&A panels, craft and publishing talks, keynotes, a slushfest, a queryfest, an open mic and more.

Want to pitch your writing project to editors and agents? Want to learn how to market your book? Hear about the publishing industry? Learn how to write a great short story, novel, poem or screenplay?

We’ve got you covered. We’ve invited more than 20 agents, editors, authors, poets, screenwriters and journalists to the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center for three days of inspiration, camaraderie and learning.

This year’s lineup includes National Book Award winner Jason Mott, the author of Hell of a Book and The Returned; Janisse Ray, the celebrated Georgia author of Ecology of a Cracker Childhood; Ashley Poston, the New York Times bestselling author of The Seven Year Slip and The Dead Romantics; and Columbia author Claire Jimenez, whose just-published novel What Happened to Ruthy Ramirez is a USA Today must-read title.

For full information, go to 2023 Storyfest.

Cancelations allowed 14 days before the conference begins (Oct. 20) for a full refund; a 50% refund for cancelations after that date. No refunds after conference begins.

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