South Carolina Writers Association has received a $7,500 major grant award from South Carolina Humanities for the 2020-21 fiscal year. The grant funds will be used to support SCWA in three significant areas: development and delivery of a series of new educational programs for South Carolina writers, optimization of SCWA’s new, updated website (myscwa.org) and to support SCWA’s April 2021 annual conference, which will feature speakers Patti Callahan Henry and Jeffrey Blount as well as numerous other authors, agents and editors.
“The South Carolina Humanities grant is a terrific way for SCWA to celebrate our 30th anniversary,” says board president Mike Lee. “We are grateful and proud to have such strong support from S.C. Humanities for the literary arts. All writers of South Carolina will benefit from the new and enhanced programs and services the grant will support.”
SCWA is a literary arts non-profit organization offering a supportive environment for people to become better writers. SCWA, which began in 1990 as the South Carolina Writers Workshop, is dedicated to writers in all genres and levels of writing skill. It is led by a diversified, volunteer board of directors, all of whom are writers themselves.
The mission of South Carolina Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. This not-for-profit organization presents and/or supports literary initiatives, lectures, exhibits, festivals, publications, oral history projects, videos and other humanities-based experiences that reach more than 250,000 citizens annually. South Carolina Humanities receives funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities as well as corporate, foundation and individual donors. It is governed by a volunteer board of directors composed of community leaders from throughout the state.