The WOW Symposium public reading and reception will showcase two South Carolina
authors, Scott Gould and George Singleton on Thursday, September 12 at 7:00 p.m. at
SCC's Downtown Campus. Community residents as well as SCC students, faculty and staff
are invited to attend the event to learn from and interact with the authors. The symposium
is free and open to the public.
SCC received the grant as part of Chapman Cultural Center's mission to provide cultural
leadership for Greater Spartanburg by supporting local artists and non-profit organizations
for various projects and programs in Spartanburg County. Awarded through the Community
Grants Program, the funding is made possible in part by Chapman Cultural Center, its
donors, the County and City of Spartanburg and the South Carolina Arts Commission
which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John and Susan
Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of SC.
"This generous grant from Chapman Cultural Center will allow Spartanburg Community
College to expand our marketing to reach a more diverse audience for our Wonders of
Writing public reading" explained Jenny Williams, Ph.D., SCC department chair, Humanities
and Languages. "WOW allows for an enriching and fruitful exchange between audience
and authors. Through greater publicity within the community, this dynamic evening
can touch larger numbers who will share in the conversation and educational experience."
The public reading will expose the Spartanburg community to two newly published books,
Strangers to Temptation (Gould, 2017) and Staff Picks (Singleton, 2019). Both authors
reflect on the myriad of experiences felt by a cast of fictional characters, living,
working and coming-of age in the South. As short story collections, these books offer
multiple perspectives on themes like race, religion and behavioral norms in Southern
communities. The books also span nearly 50 years of Southern history, challenging
readers to consider how the South has changed and how it has remained the same, throughout
the decades. After the authors read excerpts from their new publications, the audience
will be invited to ask questions.
A reception, in which attendees can purchase books and mingle with the authors, will
immediately follow the reading.
Photos and information about the 2019 WOW-Wonders of Writing can be found at the
following link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sccsc/albums/72157709281272486
For more information, contact Dr. Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (864) 592-4940. Add to calendar