Congratulations to Douglas Wyant, Camden Chapter, for being selected as the first SCWW Scott Lax Wildacres Scholarship recipient. Douglas is a long-time SCWW Member and Camden Chapter President. He is also a past Carrie McCray Memorial Literary Award winner. The Wildacres Writers Workshop is a week-long writing intensive in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.
The SCWW Scott Lax Wildacres Scholarship is made possible through an anonymous donor in honor of Scott Lax, a former Wildacres Writers Workshop faculty member. Both the donor and Scott urge those who have put their writing aspirations on hold while working, parenting and participating in all those other wonderful activities of life, to finally take up the paper and pen - or computer - and begin.
In Scott's words:
"It's never too late. Writers 50 and older have so much to offer. Yes, we have some aches, pains and losses. But we have the experience and patience and love of life to offer readers, whether one reader of millions."
To everyone who applied to our first award, thank you. Selecting the winner was a close, difficult decision.
Douglas, enjoy your week at the Wildacres Writers Workshop!