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. Contact the chapter liaison at writersassociationsc@gmail.com 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


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



Not meeting at this time.


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

Private Forum: Access the Camden forum


Virtually, 1st & 3rd Monday, 6 p.m.;  plans to return to in-person meetings in July.

Private Forum: Access the Chapin/Irmo forum


Virtually, 3rd or 4th Thursday, 6 p.m.

Private Forum: Access the Charleston forum


Virtually, 2nd & 4th Thursday, 6 p.m.

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

Columbia II

1st and 3rd Monday. Hybrid Meeting: Vaccinated meet at Ginny Padgett's home; others join via Zoom. (Contact leader for time/address.) Post-Covid, group will meet at First Christian Church, Beltline Blvd.

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


4th Thursday, 2:15 p.m., and 2nd Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Lulu's, Pamplico Highway.

Private Forum: Access the Florence forum

Greenville I

Virtually, 2nd & 4th Monday, 6-8:45 p.m. When in-person meetings resume, location will be Cabella's.

Private Forum: Access the Greenville I forum

Greenville II

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

Private Forum: Access the Greenville II forum


3rd Thursday, 5-8:30 p.., Southern Growl restaurant, 155 N. Buncombe Road, Greer, SC 29650

Private Forum: Access the Greer forum


Every other Tuesday, 6-8 p.m., Boiling Springs United Methodist Church.

Private Forum: Access the Lexington forum



Not meeting at this time.

Rock Hill

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

Private Forum: Access the Rock Hill forum


Meetings on hold.

Private Forum: Access the Sumter forum


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

Private Forum: Access the Surfside forum

Virtual Genre: Memoir

Virtually, 2nd & 4th Thursday, 6-8 p.m.

Private Forum: Access the Memoir forum

Virtual Genre: Nonfiction
& Creative Nonfiction

Virtually, 2nd Thursday, 7-8 p.m.

Private Forum: Access the Nonfiction & Creative Nonfiction forum

Virtual Genre: Poetry

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

Private Forum: Access the Poetry forum

Virtual Genre: Romance

Virtually, 3rd Thursday, 6 p.m. (Beginning Oct. 21, 2021)

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 Thursday, 6-8 p.m.

Private Forum: Access the Short Fiction forum

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