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SWU Literary Festival


South Carolina Real & Imagined


Jury-selected student writers from local high schools and universities present poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction set in or focused on South Carolina. This program is hosted by the SWU Division of Humanities and is part of the SWU Fine Arts Series. It is supported by SC Humanities, a not-for-profit organization; inspiring, engaging and enriching South Carolinians with programs on literature, history, culture and heritage. For information about your students can be involved, Dr. Jonathan Sircy.

2022 Winners

Carson Colenbaugh – Clemson University
Richelle Smith – Pickens High School

Olivia Nix – Oconee Christian Academy

Get a glimpse of what this year's literary festival was like!