Message from the President / September 2022

06 Sep 2022 12:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
Message from the President

Back-to-school momentum is contagious. It's an unexpected renewal in September even as we're heading into the decay of fall. It's our final chance to turn this year around.
I love the possibilities of a new school year, despite being folded back into routine and conformity. The dichotomy of September is motivating. As a football fan, the return to the gridiron gets me especially fired up.
The fall harvest of apples and pumpkin-spice-everything, the cooling temperatures or at least the promise that our 102-degree days are over. September has its own magic as we transition and transform; it feels like a portal from what was, skipping through what is, headed straight toward what will be.
I can't help but be optimistic, surrounded by young people on campus. I hope that you'll find reason to be optimistic, too. In September:
  • SCWA is issuing The Petigru Review and moving our contributors forward in their literary journeys.
  • Our Aiken writers are hosting a book fair on Sept. 24 in the Etherredge Center at the University of South Carolina Aiken.
  • We're recruiting board members to serve in 2023; there is a place for you here in our SCWA leadership team.
  • And we're gearing up for our virtual conference Oct. 7-9.
September is full of the very-best-kind of change. What end-of-year goals will you chase with this back-to-school momentum surrounding us all?

Kasie Whitener
President, SCWA Board of Directors

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