Tuesday, November 16, 2021

ACFW-SC Chapter Combines with ACFW UpstateSC Chapter

Even a good book has to end, but at least you've lived and enjoyed the story! So ONWARD we go.

November, 2021

To Our Dear Writer Friends,

From: Elva Cobb Martin,                                        President,  ACFW-SC Chapter

This is to announce the closing of the ACFW-SC Chapter going strong since 2014. But it is also a combining opportunity with the nearby new Greenville/Greer chapter,  ACFW UpstateSC Chapter, founded by Tammy Karasek. You can contact the chapter for more info at upstatesc@acfwchapter.com.  Also, please read the below letter from Tammy to all our chapter members and friends:

I personally want to thank all of you who have supported ACFW-SC Chapter since 2014! It's been a lot of fun, learning, and networking. When I helped found this chapter way back in 2014 I had NO NOVELS published. Today, we have five novels published and are working on the sixth. God has been so good, and I give Him praise, but I also thank all of you who helped with critiques, encouragement, and friendship. I do hope you will support the new chapter still in the upstate area. Some of you have similar testimonies of writing success! 

Here's Tammy's letter to you:

Greetings ACFW Anderson!

First, on behalf of our chapter, I'd like to thank you all for your very generous gift to our treasury. As a brand new chapter, it will come in handy for those start up fees that add up! Thank you, thank you. 

Second, we know you have chosen to close the chapter. We'd love to extend a heartfelt invitation to come and try out our chapter. We are your next closest ACFW chapter, and while we may not be close to your home, we are still in the upstate area. 

Here are our meeting details:

We meet the second Saturday of every month with no breaks. Our doors open at 9:30 for registration and fellowship. Our meeting begins at 10:00 am and we are done before 1 pm.
We are close to Woodruff Rd. for those of you who love to eat together after a meeting! We do too! We have gone to Culver's and Your Pie (a great pizza place) and both can hold a group of rowdy writers!

Meeting Location:

Cross Roads Baptist Church
705 Anderson Ridge Road
Greer, SC 29601

We do critiques every month and as of November, we are trying a new system! We are having pieces submitted the week before, then divided into groups and sent out so everyone has the opportunity to read through the submission and make their suggestions without hurrying. We giving it a try for a few months to see how it works! Folks can still bring something to the meeting if they didn't submit the week before. Everyone will be critiqued. 

Again, thank you for the gift and I hope to see many of you at one of our meetings in the future!
In fact - I'd love to see you Saturday,  December 11, at our next meeting! This will be a special meeting that will include critiques, potluck, and a book exchange game. We ask each attendee to bring a brunch dish.

Blessings to all of you and don't lay down those pens, dear writers!

Tammy Karasek, 2021 President
ACFW UpstateSC


Friends, I hope you'll try the new UpstateSC chapter if you're really interested in growing stronger in your writing! Iron does sharpen iron! BTW, Cross Roads Baptist is where author Lynette Eason's husband pastors!

Please do stay in touch, friends. You can always share your news or prayer requests with me at elvacmartin@gmail.com. 

Blessings and Onward we sail,
Elva Cobb Martin 
2021 president of ACFW-SC
My historical romance novels 😍 https://amzn.to/3jdvHFu