Conversations with SC Writers

Grades 6-12

SCETV brings into the studio well-known South Carolina writers to share a little about their careers, writing process and more! Writers are joined in the studio by students who have the opportunity to listen to each writer speak about their profession and explain the process of writing. Students are also provided the opportunity to ask questions of each writer. 

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Betsy Byars | Conversations with SC Writers
Betsy Byars | Conversations with SC Writers

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Betsy Byars started her career writing for magazines. Later, she turned her attention to writing children's books. In 1971, she won a Newbery Medal for Summer of the Swans. Ms. Byars enjoys writing...
Dori Sanders | Conversations with SC Writers
Dori Sanders | Conversations with SC Writers

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S.C. author Dori Sanders reads from her bestseller, Clover, and describes the characters in the novel. She talks about characters being based loosely on real-life but the stories being fictionalized...
Eleanora Tate  | Conversations with SC Writers
Eleanora Tate | Conversations with SC Writers

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Eleanora Tate is an award-winning author of children's books. She discusses writing The Secret of Gumbo Grill. Her idea for the book came from the fact that there were few books dealing with modern...
John Jakes | Conversations with SC Writers
John Jakes | Conversations with SC Writers

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John Jakes is a well-known author of historical fiction. He is also a research fellow in the Department of History at the University of South Carolina. He discusses his trilogy, Love and War. He...
John Troy McQueen | Conversations with SC Writers
John Troy McQueen | Conversations with SC Writers

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South Carolina author of children's books, John Troy McQueen, begins with a reading from A World Full of Monsters. Mr. McQueen says that he sometimes writes story ideas down, but sometimes he allows...
Matt Christopher | Converations with SC Writers
Matt Christopher | Converations with SC Writers

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Matt Christopher opens by reading from The Kid Who Only Hits Homers. He states that all of his books are written to entertain the readers. He expresses the importance of writing with emotion. He...
Tom Feelings | Conversations with SC Writers
Tom Feelings | Conversations with SC Writers

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Tom Feelings was both a writer and an illustrator. He taught illustrating at the University of South Carolina. Usually, the process is that a manuscript is submitted to a publisher, and the publisher...
Tommy Scott Young | Conversations with SC Writers
Tommy Scott Young | Conversations with SC Writers

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Students speak with poet, storyteller and writer Tommy Scott Young. Mr. Young starts with The Gingerbread Man. One of his secrets is to read outloud. The characters do not come fully alive without...

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