SC Literary Traditions: A Series

South Carolina has a rich literary tradition with a flourishing community of writers. From the beloved, widely acclaimed Pat Conroy to more regional voices, stories born in the Palmetto State spotlight her beauty, culture and history.

This series will explore the works and wisdom of writers born and bred in South Carolina as well as SC storytellers living outside the state.

A variety of sources are utilized ranging from SCETV’s KnowItAll.Org series A Literary Tour of South Carolina to first person experiences at the SC Book Festival, author workshops and conferences. The hope is to inspire you to experience the rich literature of this place among the palmettos and pines. Perhaps you will find guidance and encouragement for your own writing or to share with students if you are a writing teacher.


Welcome to Palmetto Place


Welcome to Palmetto Place. Join us in the heart of the Palmetto State. Experience our proud heritage, rich culture, and breathtakingly beautiful places.  Appreciate the historical significance of the small state hugging the Atlantic in the Southeastern United States.  Discover South Carolina’s impact on national and world events.  Meet leaders who stand as strong as the Palmetto against shifting winds and changing tides.  Our goal is to educate students, citizens and visitors. Come on in. Pull up a chair, or a hammock, and stay awhile.