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Local and Virtual Chapters

We invite you to visit any of our local chapters around the state and/or virtual genre chapters. To access the chapter/genre group forum(s), contact the leader listed to be added to the group.

SCWA bylaws require that after the third visit, you become a SCWA member. See Join Us for details.

If you are interested in starting a new chapter in your area, we encourage you to do so by filling out this online form: New Chapter Proposal. (This form is available to members only.) Contact the SCWA administrator at

To access that chapter's private forum, contact the chapter leader or the SCWA administrator (

Chapter Events/ Funding Support and Regional Workshops

SCWA will provide development support and sponsor events for members to improve their writing skills and their knowledge of the writing profession. SCWA will provide financial support, as available, to chapters. Chapters are encouraged to identify the development needs of its members and to work with the board to address how these can be satisfied. The board of directors will organize resources and work collaboratively with chapters to conduct or facilitate the delivery of local programs or events.

SCWA Chapter Support Policy and Procedure

SCWA Chapter Event/Support Form

SCWA offers three categories of local/virtual chapters (listed below, grouped by category): In-Person Local Chapters, Virtual/All Genre Chapters and Virtual/Genre Specific Chapters. Members may join any of these chapters and may belong to multiple chapters. To find out more about a chapter or to join so you may access the private forum of a chapter, email the leader listed in the chart.


Chapter Leader

Meeting Information


(Hybrid - some virtual meetings)

In person and virtually, 2nd & 4th Wednesday, 2:30-5 p.m., The Pat Conroy Literary Center.

Private Forum: Access the Beaufort forum


Meets at 5 p.m. every other Wednesday (email for next meeting date) at Beef 'O’Brady’s at 4561 Hard Scrabble Road.


In person, 3rd Thursday, 10 a.m., Fine Arts Council of Camden.

Private Forum: Access the Camden forum


In person, 1st & 3rd Monday, 6 p.m. at the Chapin Library.

Private Forum: Access the Chapin/Irmo forum

(Hybrid - some virtual meetings)

Rebecca Davis & Dale Grove

Chapter co-leaders

Meetings on 2nd Saturday and 4th Sunday of the month. Contact chapter co-leaders for time and location. Virtual option offered.

Private Forum: Access the Charleston Forum

Columbia I

In person, 1st and 3rd Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Cayce-West Columbia Branch of the Lexington County Public Library, 1500 Augusta Road, West Columbia, S.C.

Private Forum: Access the Columbia I forum

Cola I Chapter Meeting Guidelines

Columbia III

In person, 2nd & 4th Tuesday, 6 p.m., private home; contact leader for address.

Private Forum: Access the Columbia III forum

Cola III Meeting Guidelines

Greenville II

In person, 1st & 3rd Tuesday, 2 p.m., Bridge City Coffee, Travelers Rest.

Private Forum: Access the Greenville II forum


Every other Tuesday, 6-8 p.m., Lexington Main Library.

Private Forum: Access the Lexington forum

Lexington Meeting Guidelines

Rock Hill

2nd & 4th Tuesday, 6:30-9 p.m., Room 107, Grace Lutheran Church, Oakland Ave.

Private Forum: Access the Rock Hill forum

VIRTUAL CHAPTERS/ALL GENRES (Anyone can join from any location.)


Virtually, 1st & 3rd Tuesday, 6-9 p.m.

Private Forum: Access the Aiken forum

Aiken Chapter Meeting Guidelines

Greenville I

June Baswell  and Mary Lash

Co-chapter leaders

Virtually, 2nd & 4th Monday, 6-8:45 p.m. 

Private Forum: Access the Greenville I forum


Virtually, 1st & 3rd Saturday, 10 a.m. (Can vary to 2nd & 4th Saturday.)

Private Forum: Access the Surfside forum

VIRTUAL CHAPTERS/GENRE SPECIFIC (Anyone can join from anywhere but the focus is on a specific genre.)

Virtual Genre: Romance

Virtually, 3rd Thursday, 6 p.m.

Private Forum: Access the Romance forum

Virtual Genre: Science Fiction
& Fantasy

Virtually, 3rd Monday, 6-8 p.m.

Private Forum: Access the Science Fiction & Fantasy forum

        Virtual Genre: Short Fiction

Virtually, 2nd Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.

Private Forum: Access the Short Fiction forum

Short Fiction Meeting Guidelines

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