The South Carolina Writers Association is pleased to announce the creation of the SC Literary Arts Partnership Project. The purpose of the project is to understand the scope of services being provided to writers by various groups across the state and identify potential opportunities to collaborate, all with the objective of improving the writing experiences of South Carolina writers.
The project is funded by SC Humanities, The Companion Foundation/Raise Up Charleston, together with the project sponsors: the South Carolina Writers Association, The Pat Conroy Literary Center and the South Carolina Academy of Authors. A project consultant, Mary Greene, has been engaged as the project manager.
“It’s all about the writers.” says Mike Lee, president of the South Carolina Writers Association Board of Directors. “There are many writer groups and organizations across the state supporting writers and published authors. Many of these groups offer programs and workshops in the writing craft or the business of writing. Often, writers aren’t aware of writing groups or the services available or where to go for help. This initiative is intended to help us understand the groups that exist, the services they provide and whether there are opportunities to collaborate to better support South Carolina’s writers.”
Phase 1 of the project is intended to collect the data, discuss it among participants and issue a report early in 2021. A survey is being distributed to potential participants. If your group is interested in participating or would like more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Project Funding and Sponsorship:
South Carolina Humanities (schumanities.org), a not-for-profit organization, inspiring, engaging and enriching South Carolinians with programs on literature, history, culture and heritage.
The Companion Foundation and its subsidiary Raise Up Charleston raiseupcharleston.com) dedicated to enriching the lives of South Carolinians through outreach programs.
South Carolina Writers Association (myscwa.org), with a mission to offer a supportive environment for people to become better writers.
The Pat Conroy Literary Center (patconroyliterarycenter.org), which nurtures a diverse community of writers, readers, teachers and students by offering educational programs and special events that celebrate the transformative power of story, expanding our impact through collaborations with local and national partners.
South Carolina Academy of Authors (scacademyofauthors.org), the purpose of which is to identify and recognize the state’s distinguished writers and to promote their literature’s influence on our cultural heritage.