About

Greenwood Writer’s Guild is a community organization of writers, authors, and poets in Greenwood, SC with the mission to further connect, support, and promote writers and literary organizations in the community.

The Greenwood Writers’ Guild was organized on May 25, 1976, by a small group of area residents with the purpose of encouraging and stimulating local writers by providing them a forum to share their work. The last charter member, Dell Dowling, died in 2011 at the age of 96.

Since its founding, the Guild has provided numerous workshops, meetings, and contests to promote local talent and to attract members. The Guild was instrumental in bringing Alex Haley to Lander in 1977 just after “Roots” aired as the first-ever television mini-series. Similarly, in 1987, the Guild helped to bring Bennie Lee Sinclair, then Poet Laureate of South Carolina to Greenwood.

Greenwood Writer’s Guild meets each month on the second Tuesday at the Arts Center at 6pm.

While membership is free to join, Greenwood Writer’s Guild encourages members to become a member of the Arts Council. Click http://www.emeraldtriangle.sc/artscouncil/Membership.aspx to learn more about the Art Center and become a member.

We are a community of writers and welcome you!

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3 thoughts on “About

  1. Pingback: About | quirkywritingcorner

  2. Hi– you folks might be interested in my latest update post on the blog/web presence for my WW II non-fiction, 32 Answered: A South Carolina Veterans’ Story. This is one of the many back-stories that developed from the research and writing phases of the manuscript. All true, and a good read if you appreciate stories about Second World War veterans. Regards, Joe H. Camp, Jr., PhD

    https://southerngentlemenredarrows.wordpress.com/2016/03/15/convergent-paths-to-glory-the-revelations-of-captain-sheldon-dannellys-missing-letters/

    PS: Could not figure out a way to link this to your website on wordpress. I am sure there is a way so will keep trying. [JHC]

  3. Hi again folks– I am very excited to share with the Guild that my recent non-fiction title,

    32 ANSWERED:A SOUTH CAROLINA VETERANS’ STORY

    has received two indie book awards this spring. In April, I received notification that it had been chosen as a “Finalist” (Category: Military) in the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Then, late Friday evening (6 May 2016) I received news that the book had also been selected as a “Finalist” (Category: Military Non-Fiction) in the 2016 National Indie Excellence Awards. Quite an achievement for a new, rather under-promoted title by a first-time author with no name recognition and little previous cred. You can read more details about the awards in the latest update posted to the book website:

    https://southerngentlemenredarrows.wordpress.com/2016/05/08/the-return-on-ones-labor/

    Hopeful that this is interesting news for the Guild, coming from a Greenwood native and now local author.

    Regards,
    Joe H. Camp, Jr., PhD (2002, West Virginia University)

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