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!