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    • 21 Sep 2021
    • 12:00 PM
    • Zoom
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    "Freelancer's Toolbox"

    Join us for a discussion about tools, strategies and hustle used by freelance writers, including how to write a good pitch. We'll also discuss how publishing and writing nonfiction pieces can help your other creative work.

    SPECIAL GUEST Britt Peterson is a contributing editor at Washingtonian magazine, a former columnist for the Boston Globe Ideas section, and a former editor at Foreign Policy and the New Republic. She writes about culture, language, ideas, and politics for the New York Times, Washington Post, Elle, Slate, the Atlantic, Nautilus, and other places. She teaches journalism as an instructor in Georgetown’s undergraduate journalism program. She is also a recent graduate of the Bennington Writing Seminars with an MFA in fiction. Her work has been supported with grants from Bennington College, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Wesleyan Writers’ Conference; short stories have recently earned mention in the Missouri Review Editor’s Prize and the Zoetrope All-Story Contest. Pronouns: she/her/hers

    HOST Amber Wheeler Bacon is a writer, editor, teacher and literacy coach. She has an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars and is on the board of directors of the South Carolina Writers Association. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Five PointsPost RoadNew Ohio Review, Crazyhorse and Witness. You can find her writing online at  PloughsharesCRAFT, Fiction Writer’s Review and New South. She is the recipient of the 2018 Breakout 8 Writers Prize sponsored by The Author’s Guild and a Katharine Bakeless Nason Scholarship from the Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference. Her story collection, We Were Vessels, was one of five finalists for Hub City Press’s C. Michael Curtis Short Story Book Prize. She is Assistant Fiction Editor at Four Way Review

    • 28 Sep 2021
    • 12:00 PM
    • Zoom
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    "Submissions Best Practices"

    Host Amber Wheeler Bacon discusses her experience working with journals such as Ploughshares, Four Way Review, and SCWA publications, her personal submissions strategies, and shares a few tools for tracking submissions.

     HOST Amber Wheeler Bacon is a writer, editor, teacher and literacy coach. She has an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars and is on the board of directors of the South Carolina Writers Association. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Five PointsPost RoadNew Ohio Review, Crazyhorse and Witness. You can find her writing online at  PloughsharesCRAFT, Fiction Writer’s Review and New South. She is the recipient of the 2018 Breakout 8 Writers Prize sponsored by The Author’s Guild and a Katharine Bakeless Nason Scholarship from the Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference. Her story collection, We Were Vessels, was one of five finalists for Hub City Press’s C. Michael Curtis Short Story Book Prize. She is Assistant Fiction Editor at Four Way Review

    • 28 Sep 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Zoom

    Members are invited to attend via Zoom. Contact President Mike Lee at scwritersassociationpresident@gmail.com to receive the Zoom link and login information.

    • 05 Oct 2021
    • 12:00 PM
    • Zoom
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    MEMOIR with Megan Galbraith

    We'll discuss strategies for turning your personal story and your obsessions into a book, ways to choose a press that fits your work and how to deal with the response from those close to you when your feelings and stories become known. We'll also talk about ways to connect with readers and keep your work in the conversation once your book has been published. 

     SPECIAL GUEST Megan Galbraith is a writer, visual artist,   and adoptee. She is the author of The Guild of the Infant   Saviour: An Adopted Child’s Memory Book, a hybrid   memoir-in-essays published by Mad Creek Books/Ohio   State University Press. Her work was Notable in Best   American Essays 2017 and her writing and art has been   published or is forthcoming in HYPERALLERGIC, BOMB,   The Believer, Tupelo Quarterly, Hobart, Longreads, Hotel   Amerika, Catapult, and Redivider, among others. She is a graduate of and the Associate Director at the Bennington Writing Seminars. She is the founding director of the Governor’s Institutes of Vermont Young Writers Institute. www.megangalbraith.com  Photo Credit: Beth Mickalonis

    HOST Amber Wheeler Bacon is a writer, editor, teacher and literacy coach. She has an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars and is on the board of directors of the South Carolina Writers Association. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Five PointsPost RoadNew Ohio Review, Crazyhorse and Witness. You can find her writing online at  PloughsharesCRAFT, Fiction Writer’s Review and New South. She is the recipient of the 2018 Breakout 8 Writers Prize sponsored by The Author’s Guild and a Katharine Bakeless Nason Scholarship from the Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference. Her story collection, We Were Vessels, was one of five finalists for Hub City Press’s C. Michael Curtis Short Story Book Prize. She is Assistant Fiction Editor at Four Way Review

    • 12 Oct 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Zoom
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    Amy Collins, "Get an Agent: Tools and Pathways"

    PRESENTER BIO

     Amy Collins is a new literary agent with Talcott Notch   Literary Services, where she's also acting as their Director   of Subsidiary Rights. In addition to being a bestselling   author, Collins has worked as a book buyer, sales rep, and   featured columnist for TheBookDesigner, Writer's Digest,   and IBPA. She's also taught at many of the publishing   industry's top festivals and conferences.

    • 23 Oct 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Zoom

    Members are invited to attend via Zoom. Contact President Mike Lee at scwritersassociationpresident@gmail.com to receive the Zoom link and login information.

    • 23 Nov 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Zoom

    Members are invited to attend via Zoom. Contact President Mike Lee at scwritersassociationpresident@gmail.com to receive the Zoom link and login information.

    • 21 Dec 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Zoom

    Members are invited to attend via Zoom. Contact President Mike Lee at scwritersassociationpresident@gmail.com to receive the Zoom link and login information.

Past events

16 Sep 2021 Authors' Corner: Steve Gordy & Cat Fitzgerald
15 Sep 2021 NEW DATE: BECOME AN AUTHOR: YA Fantasy Fiction
26 Aug 2021 Writing Diverse Characters: Kevin Don Porter
24 Aug 2021 Board of Directors Monthly Meeting
11 Aug 2021 Authors' Corner: Linda Lovely and A.M. Ialacci
03 Aug 2021 WRITING CONVERSATIONS: Historical Fiction
27 Jul 2021 Board of Directors Meeting (NOTE DATE/TIME CHANGE)
27 Jul 2021 WRITING CONVERSATIONS: Flash Fiction
20 Jul 2021 WRITING CONVERSATIONS: The Evolution of a Work
13 Jul 2021 WRITING CONVERSATIONS: Slushfest & Sharefest
07 Jul 2021 Authors' Corner: Bettie Williams and Lis Anna-Langston
06 Jul 2021 WRITING CONVERSATIONS: Memoir Jump Start
29 Jun 2021 WRITING CONVERSATIONS: Story Structure
26 Jun 2021 Board of Directors Monthly Meeting (NOTE DATE/TIME CHANGE)
22 Jun 2021 WRITING CONVERSATIONS: Senior Creativity
15 Jun 2021 WRITING CONVERSATIONS: Writing Goals Check-In
08 Jun 2021 WRITING CONVERSATIONS: First Drafts & Revision
01 Jun 2021 WRITING CONVERSATIONS: Voice
25 May 2021 Board of Directors Monthly Meeting
25 May 2021 BECOME AN AUTHOR REDUX: The Burning Man vs. the Tortoises: Turning Memories into Stories
25 May 2021 WRITING CONVERSATIONS: Bad Guys
18 May 2021 BECOME AN AUTHOR: Facing Failure
18 May 2021 WRITING CONVERSATIONS: Images
24 Apr 2021 Board of Directors Quarterly Meeting
16 Apr 2021 SCWA Annual Writers Conference, South Carolina: the Storytelling State
30 Mar 2021 WRITING CONVERSATIONS: Publishing, Agenting and Authoring from Experience
23 Mar 2021 Board of Directors Monthly Meeting
23 Mar 2021 WRITING CONVERSATIONS: Literary Agent Q&A
16 Mar 2021 WRITING CONVERSATIONS: Writing from the Core Wound for Depth and Insight
09 Mar 2021 BECOME AN AUTHOR: Trickster's Velocity: A Generative Poetry Workshop
02 Mar 2021 WRITING CONVERSATIONS: The Perfect Pitch
23 Feb 2021 Board of Directors Monthly Meeting
23 Feb 2021 WRITING CONVERSATIONS Collaborations
16 Feb 2021 WRITING CONVERSATIONS Writing About Love
09 Feb 2021 BECOME AN AUTHOR "Burning Man vs. the Tortoises: Turning Memories into Stories"
02 Feb 2021 WRITING CONVERSATIONS Writing as Play
26 Jan 2021 WRITING CONVERSATIONS Children's and YA Publishing
23 Jan 2021 Board of Directors Quarterly Meeting
19 Jan 2021 WRITING CONVERSATIONS Setting Writer Goals
12 Jan 2021 Become an Author
10 Dec 2020 Self Editing: What Editors See that You Don't See
05 Dec 2020 The Subtle Art of Suspense
29 Oct 2020 Grow Your Email List for a Successful Book Launch
19 Sep 2020 Member Pro:Characters Who Grow for the Soil—or Life—They’re Planted In
10 Aug 2020 Member Pro: Partnering with Independent Booksellers
16 Jul 2020 Member Pro: Using Book Clubs for Marketing
27 Jun 2020 Member Pro Workshop: He Said, She Said, Who Said?
24 Apr 2020 2020 Spring Conference
31 Oct 2019 2019 Beaufort Retreat
22 Jun 2019 SCWA Greenville Craft Workshop
27 Apr 2019 Columbia II Writing Workshop
26 Oct 2018 Pawleys Island Writers' Conference
27 Oct 2017 2017 "Big Dream" Conference
29 Oct 2016 2016 SCWA Writing Workshop Craft Builds Community
06 Jul 2016 Florence every Wednesday
26 May 2016 Beaufort 4th Thursday
25 May 2016 Bluffton 4th Wednesday
24 May 2016 Rock Hill 4th Tuesday
24 May 2016 Columbia III 4th Tuesday
23 May 2016 Greenville 4th Monday
21 May 2016 Surfside 3rd Saturday
19 May 2016 Camden 3rd Thursday
18 May 2016 Columbia I 3rd Wednesday
16 May 2016 Chapin/Irmo 3rd Monday
16 May 2016 Columbia II 3rd Monday
16 May 2016 Sumter 3rd Monday
11 May 2016 Bluffton 2nd Wednesday
10 May 2016 Aiken 2nd Tuesday
10 May 2016 Rock Hill 2nd Tuesday
10 May 2016 Columbia III 2nd Tuesday
09 May 2016 Greenville 2nd Monday
07 May 2016 Surfside 1st Saturday
04 May 2016 Columbia I 1st Wednesday
03 May 2016 Daniel Island 1st Tuesday
03 May 2016 Lexington every other Tuesday
02 May 2016 Camden 1st Monday
02 May 2016 Chapin/Irmo 1st Monday
02 May 2016 Columbia II 1st Monday
02 May 2016 Sumter 1st Monday
01 Mar 2016 Webinar #7 Plotting Essentials: Five things you have to know to plot your novel or short story” by Susan Breen
01 Mar 2016 Carrie McCray Writing Contest

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