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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.

SWP 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

Register-NowOne Winter’s Eve: An Afternoon of Inspiration
Thursday, March 19, 2015
3:30 - 6:30 p.m.

JM Smith Boardroom

Health Education Complex

$25 per person
Registration open to the general public.

Ron Rash
Keynote Speaker: Ron Rash
Join us for a reading and discussion 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!


Writing workshop topics will include poetry, blogging, historical fiction, flash fiction, novel writing and self-publishing.



Schedule of Events
Registration and Refreshments3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Welcome, Ron Rash Reading4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Book Signing5:00 p.m. - 5:25 p.m.  
Writing Workshop Sessions by Local Authors5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  
* Hub City Bookstore will be on hand selling books by Ron Rash. 



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.