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The Organization

The Spartanburg Writing Project (SWP) is a professional development organization that seeks to improve writing and the teaching of writing. Founded in 1982, SWP provides resources to teachers, students, schools and school districts in our service area.

It is an affiliate of the National Writing Project, which is a successful model for professional development with more than 180 sites worldwide. Learn more about our history, philosophy and services.

Upcoming Events

One Winter’s Eve: An Afternoon of Inspiration
Thursday, February 26, 2015
3:00 - 7:00 p.m.

$40 per person
Discount available for groups of 20 or more. 
Registration open to the public.
Online registration coming soon...
Ron Rash
Keynote Speaker: Ron Rash
Join us for a reading by Ron Rash, the award-winning author of Serena and One Foot in Eden, followed by a selection of writing workshop sessions including poetry, fiction, nonfiction and self-publishing, conducted by local authors.  Whether you are a teacher of writing, a lover of Southern Literature, or an aspiring writer yourself, this event will be a great place to meet local authors and find some inspiration for your own work!




Schedule of Events
Registration and Refreshments3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
Welcome, Keynote Address4:00 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions 14:45 p.m. - 5:25 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions 25:30 p.m. - 6:10 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions 36:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m.
Certificates for Recertification Verified 7:00 p.m. 



Contact Us
Tasha A. Thomas, Director
USC Upstate
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Office 864-503-5653
Fax 864-503-5825

Additional Resources
The National Writing Project
SC State Council of The International Reading Association
SC Council of Teachers of English
National Council for Teachers of English
SC Department of Education
Hub City Writers Project
Spartanburg Writing Project Blog


The Spartanburg Writing Project is an affiliate of the National Writing Project, a national model for professional development with more than 180 sites across the United States and the world.