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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

Spartanburg Writing Project: Sherman Alexie Visit

  • Date: Monday, September 19, 2016
  • Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: University Readiness Center 
  • Cost: Free


Fiction Addiction and The Spartanburg Writing Project will host a FREE event with National Book Award-winning author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. He will be discussing his career as a writer, including his new children’s picture book, Thunder Boy Jr., at a book talk and signing at the University Readiness Center on Monday, September 19 at 6:30 p.m. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, call 864-503-5653.


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


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.