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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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, 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
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
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
2nd & 4th Tuesday, 6 p.m., private home; contact leader for address.
Private Forum: Access the Columbia III forum
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
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
Virtual Genre: Romance
Virtual Genre: Science Fiction
Virtual Genre: Short Fiction
Virtually, 2nd Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.
Private Forum: Access the Short Fiction forum
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