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SWU Literary Festival

South Carolina Real & Imagined

 

WATCH THE 2021 FESTIVAL!

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.


2021 Winners

Poetry
Carson Colenbaugh - Clemson University
AJ Little - West Florence High School
Carlton Payne - Southern Wesleyan University
Ben Wyant - Southern Wesleyan University

Essay
Victoria Hudson - Southern Wesleyan University

Fiction
Karleigh Hixon - Charleston Southern University
Liv Keaton - Southern Wesleyan University
Gwendolyn Ensz - Southern Wesleyan University


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