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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 Junior Writing Project 2016: “Eat, Sleep, Write… Repeat!”

  • Date: June 6-17
  • Time: Day camp, 9 a.m. – noon 
  • Location: USC Upstate campus 
  • Participant ages: Boys and girls in rising grades 3-12
  • Cost: $150


Description: Awriting-enrichment summer program and an outgrowth of the nationally-recognized Spartanburg Writing Project for teachers. This is an opportunity to work with professional writers, poets, and storytellers. A writer’s workshop approach to encourage stretching and sharpening writing skills and creativity. A field-trip experience with the extra treat of planned on-site writing. A guarantee to become a published author in the summer anthology. 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
Spartanburg Writing Project Blog


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.