Log in

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.

NOTE: Due to Covid, many local chapters continue to meet virtually while some have begun in-person meetings again; some chapters have a mixture of in-person and virtual meetings. CONTACT THE CHAPTER LEADER LISTED FOR INFORMATION REGARDING THE CHAPTER'S MEETING SCHEDULE, LOCATION AND TYPE OF MEETING. (Click on the leader's name to email.)

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: Propose a New Chapter. (This form is available to members only.) Contact the chapter liaison at for assistance.

If you are a member of the chapter, you should be able to access that chapter's private forum. If you are unable to do so, contact the chapter leader.

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


Chapter Leader

Meeting Information


Paul Davis and Bettie Williams

Co-chapter leaders

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

Private Forum: Access the Aiken forum


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

Private Forum: Access the Beaufort forum


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


Virtual or in-person, 2:30 p.m., last Sunday of the month, Charleston County Public Library, Main Building, Room B.

Contact Austin Hehir for access to shared Google drive and newsletter for more information.


Not meeting at this time

Private Forum: Access the Clemson forum

Columbia I

In-person, 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 Guidlines

Columbia II

In-person, 1st & 3rd Monday, 5:30 p.m. at Turning Pages at First Christian Church, 2062 North Beltline Blvd, Columbia

Private Forum: Access the Columbia II forum

Columbia III

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

Private Forum: Access the Columbia III forum

Cola III Meeting Guidelines


2nd Saturday at 1 p.m. and the 4th Thursday at 4 p.m. in the Dawsey United Methodist Church fellowship hall, Fleetwood Drive: in-person with virtual access/Zoom available.

Email chapter leader to be place on email list or Zoom list.

Private Forum: Access the Florence forum

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

Greenville II

Virtually, 1st & 3rd Tuesday, 6-8 p.m.

Private Forum: Access the Greenville II forum


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

Private Forum: Access the Lexington forum

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: All Genres/Surfside

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

Private Forum: Access the Surfside forum

Virtual Genre: Memoir

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

Private Forum: Access the Memoir forum

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

Connect with SCWA

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software