Support Hub City Writers Project


Your contribution, in any amount, makes a difference and goes toward:

  • Supporting the publication of extraordinary new and unsung writers from the American South. Our curated list champions diverse authors and books that don’t fit into the commercial publishing landscape.
  • Book prizes that support early career writers.
  • Workshops, scholarships and a writers conference aimed at fostering literary community in Upstate South Carolina and beyond.
  • Residencies and internships, supporting creative writers from across the nation, as well as college students, to learn about the business of publishing without requiring the traditional outlay of their own resources.
  • Access initiatives such as Growing Great Readers, Books at the Bus Stop and Books as Mirrors.
  • Up to 100 readings a year in our independent bookshop

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  • JOIN US & SUPPORT US: Donate to receive discounts at the bookshop and recently released Hub City Press titles.

    Make a secure donation online to the Hub City Writers Project. Your donation entitles you to 10-25 percent discounts in the Hub City Bookshop for a year.

    Make your tax-deductible donation by clicking here

    Basic Membership is $30

    • Donors of $100 or more will be acknowledged in the paperback edition of Duncan Park: Stories of a Classic American Ballpark by Edwin C. Epps, which recounts the history of one of our oldest wooden grandstand stadiums.
    • Donations of $150 or more will receive Duncan Park: Stories of a Classic American Ballpark, as well as The Big Game is Every Night by Robert Maynor, the winner of the 2022 South Carolina Novel Series. 
    • Donations of $250 or more will receive Duncan Park: Stories of a Classic American Ballpark and The Big Game is Every Night, as well as All of Us Together in the End by Matthew Vollmer, a lyrical examination of transformation after loss, by a writer the New York Times calls "irresistible" and "utterly convincing." 
    • Donations of $500 will receive Duncan Park: Stories of a Classic American Ballpark, The Big Game is Every Night, All of Us Together in the End, as well as The Say So by Julia Franks, a major novel about two young women contending with unplanned pregnancies in different eras by the award-winning author of Over the Plain Houses.

    To contribute by mail:

    Hub City Writers Project
    186 West Main Street
    Spartanburg SC 29306

    To contribute by phone:


    Or donate at the register when you visit the Hub City Bookshop.

  • LEADERSHIP CIRCLE: Donors who give contributions of $500 or more become part of our Leadership Circle.
    Hub City’s work is only possible thanks to the support we receive from our generous donors at every level. We’re honored to show special recognition for those who give at the highest levels as a part of the Hub City Writers Project Leadership Circle. 
    Leadership Circle members are prominently acknowledged on our donor plaque in the front of the Hub City Bookshop. The also receive invitations to an annual event honoring the Leadership Circle.

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    The William Faulkner Society 
    $10,000 and up
    The Eudora Welty Society
    $5,000 to $9,999
    The Zora Neale Hurston Society
    $1,000 to $4,999
    The Flannery O’Connor Society
    $500 to $999
    To contribute by mail:
    Hub City Writers Project
    186 West Main Street
    Spartanburg SC 29306
    To contribute by phone:
    Or donate at the register when you visit the Hub City Bookshop!
  • STOCK TRANSFERS: Making a contribution through a gift of stock is easy and cost effective.

    The Hub City Writers Project Fund at the Spartanburg County Foundation accepts donations of stock that can be transferred into our operating account. You may give stock and receive a tax deduction for its full market value, thus reducing capital gains tax on appreciated stock. This is often the most effective way to make a philanthropic gift. 
    For more information, read the online booklet about Gifts of Stock and contact the County Foundation at 864-577-9349.


  • PLANNED GIVING: Support the work of the Hub City Writers Project into the future.

    Planned gifts to the Hub City Writers Project can be made through your will, trust, retirement plan, IRA, life insurance policy, or other financial vehicle. Simply designate Hub City Writers Project as a beneficiary, or leave a charitable bequest. 
    Planned gifts can be simple, flexible, versatile, and offer tax relief. Planned giving is for everyone. You don’t need to be a certain age, or have a certain income level. You can structure the gift to leave a specific item or amount of money, make the gift contingent on certain events, or leave a percentage of your estate to Hub City Writers Project. Because you are not actually making a gift until after your lifetime, you can change your mind or restructure your gift at any time. If your estate is subject to estate tax, your gift qualifies for an estate tax charitable deduction for the gift’s full value.

    For beneficiary designations
    Legal name: Hub City Writers Project
    Phone: (864) 577-9349
    EIN: 57-1059259
    When you inform Hub City Writers Project of your decision, we can arrange for your gift to be stewarded according to your wishes, and we can discuss how best to recognize you for your generosity. Contact us at (864) 577-9349 for more information.


  • INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORTERS: These institutions have made notable gifts to the Hub City Writers Project.

    We graciously thank the following institutions that provide major support to the Hub City Writers Project.



    Hub City Writers Project is governed by a Board of Directors. 

    Board Chair: Susan Myers
    Vice Chair: Jenny Stevens
    Treasurer: Megan DeMoss
    Secretary: Brad Steinecke
    Laura Bauknight
    Hope Blackley
    Haidee Courson
    Tashma Glymph
    Frances Hardy
    Dorothy Josey
    Terry Pruitt
    Betsy Richardson
    Alane Russell
    Chris Smutzer
    Jenny Stevens
    Susie Zurenda
    John Lane, co-founder
    Dwight Patterson
    Betsy Teter, co-founder

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