Support Hub City Writers Project's mission to nurture writers and cultivate readers in Spartanburg and across the Southeast.

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Support the South's Premier Literary Organization

Over the last two decades, the Hub City Writers Project has become one of the South's premier literary organizations through its independent press, community bookshop and diverse literary programming. Based in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Hub City champions and supports Southern writers at every level and seeks to bring stories of Southern experience to a national audience. Hub City also provides educational scholarships, a national residency program, a book drive that places 4,000 books in low-income local homes, and hosts about 100 readings, workshops and other public events each year. Many of these events take place in the Hub City Bookshop, opened in 2010 and recently named by Southern Living as "One of the South's Best Bookstores."

Hub City Writers Project began as a press, and that remains our heart and soul. We publish five to six books each year, and our titles are distributed nationally by John F. Blair Co. in Winston-Salem, NC. There are 75 books on our back list, and authors include Ron Rash, Philip Gerard, Kwame Dawes, Lee Zacharias, Susan Tekulve, Julia Franks, and Marlin Barton among others.

Whatever amount, whatever frequency you can give, your generosity will help Hub City Writers Project continue to nurture writers and cultivate readers here in Spartanburg and across the entire South.

Become a member of the Hub City Writers Project by supporting our organization with your tax-deductible donation. Our basic $30 membership provides discounts of 10-25% on all merchandise in the Hub City Bookshop, as well as discounts on our workshops and conferences.

Make a donation of $150 and get Wild South Carolina PLUS Suburban Gospel, a comic memoir by Mark Beaver about growing up in the 1980s in Bible Belt Southern suburbia.

Make a donation of $250, and get Wild South Carolina PLUS Suburban Gospel AND Appalachian novel Over the Plain Houses by Julia Franks.

Make a donation of $500, and get Wild South Carolina, Suburban Gospel, Over the Plain Houses by Julia Franks PLUS a set of exclusive Spartanburg greeting cards AND your name on a plaque in the bookshop!

These books will be delivered to you in fall 2016, in time for Christmas. Donate by June 15, and get your name listed in Wild South Carolina as a sponsor!