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The Susan Laughter Meyers
Summer Scholarship

PSSC’s first summer scholarship was created in 2013 in cooperation with Virginia Center for the Creative Arts to recognize and encourage fine writing by a South Carolinian poet. This scholarship was awarded in open competition to Susan Meyers.

The second PSSC Summer Scholarship was awarded to Celeste McMaster, providing one full tuition to the 2016 Hub City Writing in Place conference.

The third annual PSSC Summer Scholarship was awarded to Melissa Slayton, providing one full tuition to the 2017 Hub City Writing in Place conference. Of Slayton’s work, judge Jaki Shelton Green wrote: "These poems open the seams of silence...voiceless callings and belongings of impalpable connections that (effectively) become part of the readers’ own landscape. These selections are delicately nuanced with a symbolic order of the mythical."

Application for the next annual summer scholarship is open to any current PSSC adult member, except previous winners; online submission only, $8 application fee. The three-day conference—held each year in mid-July at Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC—gives writers an opportunity to study in a workshop setting, generate new work, attend faculty readings, and more.

Application Period for The 2018 Susan Meyers Summer Scholarship: October 15 through November 15, 2017.



Susan Laughter Meyers
2015 VCCA Scholar


Celeste McMaster
2016 Hub City Scholar


Melissa Slayton
2017 Hub City Scholar