The South Carolina Writers’ Association launches its 2021 literary arts initiatives in January.
BECOME AN AUTHOR events feature published authors in a live-from-home evening event. Susan Zurenda, award-winning author of Bells for Eli, kicks off the 2021 cycle at 7 p.m. Jan. 12 with her presentation “Family Stories: Evoking Emotion in Your Characters.” The Pat Conroy Literary Center lends their executive director and editor of the award-winning anthology Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy, Jonathan Haupt, pairing up with PCLC’s communications and events coordinator and award-winning author Brook McKinney for “Burning Man versus the Tortoises: Turning Memories into Stories,” at 7 p.m. Feb. 9 at 7 p.m.
WRITING CONVERSATIONS events are casual lunchtime Zoom conferences led by a variety of literary citizens including SCWA board member and radio host of Write on SC, Dr. Kasie Whitener. She kicks off the series on Jan. 19 with “Setting Writer Goals,” followed by Amelia Brown, who works in children's and YA book publishing, on Jan. 26, and Lowcountry poet Derek Berry on Feb. 2 with “Writing as Play.”
All of SCWA’s 2021 literary arts offerings are free and open to the public in their live event. Recordings available for SCWA members.
These programs are sponsored by South Carolina Humanities, a not-for-profit organization; inspiring, engaging and enriching South Carolinians with programs on literature, history, culture and heritage.